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  • 2 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Her Majesty was represented by The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards) who was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards was trooped.

    The Prince of Wales was accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    His Royal Highness was attended by Lieutenant General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Roland Walker (Regimental Lieutenant Colonel, Grenadier Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Christopher Ghika (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse), Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Segrave, Colonel Toby Browne (Mounted Equerries in Waiting) and Colonel Crispin Lockhart (The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons, Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Colonel Jeremy Bagshaw (Chief of Staff), Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel James Shaw, Grenadier Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The Troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Aldridge, Irish Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Prince of Wales with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex with The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    On the conclusion of the Parade, The Prince of Wales rode back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Francesca Sykes, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, under the command of Major Russell Bond, The Life Guards, and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.

    On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard, the remaining Guards marching past Her Majesty, accompanied by The Duke of Kent. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ranked past The Queen.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, led by Wing Commander James Calvert, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

    Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Major Matthew Aldridge.

    The Queen this evening, from Windsor Castle, lit the National Beacon at Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee where The Duke of Cambridge was present.

    Mr. Clive Jones has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) by The Queen today and has received the medal.

  • 25 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen via telephone this evening.

    The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cambridge gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

    The Band of the Welsh Guards and the British Army Band Tidworth played selections of music during the afternoon.

  • 24 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge, President, the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, this morning visited the Royal Marsden, 203 Fulham Road, London SW3.

    His Royal Highness, Colonel, Irish Guards, this evening attended a Reception at the Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1.

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this morning held an Early Years Meeting.

  • 19 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The President of the Republic of Colombia this morning called upon The Duke of Cambridge.

    Mr. Colin Martin-Reynolds (Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia) and His Excellency Mr. Antonio José Ardila (Colombian Ambassador to the United Kingdom) were present.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended the Royal Film Performance of "Top Gun: Maverick" at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, London WC2, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this morning held an Early Years Meeting at Kensington Palace.

  • 11 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, Action for Children, this morning visited St. John's Primary School, Mary Street, Port Glasgow, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire (Colonel Peter McCarthy)

    Their Royal Highnesses afterwards visited the Wheatley Group, Kennishead Avenue, Thornliebank, Glasgow, and were received by Mr. John McLeod (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow).

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge subsequently visited the University of Glasgow.

  • 10 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon attended the opening of the Glade of Light Memorial, Victoria Street, Manchester, for victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombings, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Sir Warren Smith).

  • 4 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this afternoon held an Early Years Meeting.

    Her Royal Highness, on behalf of The Queen, later presented The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design at the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8.

  • 27 April 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Army Veterinary Corps, this morning opened the Defence Animal Training Regiment Canine Training Squadron Headquarters, Remount Barracks, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, and was received by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire (Mr. Michael Kapur).

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal College of Midwives, and The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, this afternoon opened 10-18 Union Street, London SE1, and were received by Colonel Jane Davis (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London).

    The Princess Royal, Patron, the Whitley Fund for Nature, this evening presented the Whitley Fund for Nature Annual Awards at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7, and was received by Mr. Kevin Traverse-Healy (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 26 April 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this afternoon held an Early Years Meeting.

  • 25 April 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, this morning laid a wreath at the ANZAC Memorial at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London SW1.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today attended the ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving in Westminster Abbey, London SW1.

    The Duke of Cambridge, Patron, London's Air Ambulance Charity, this evening attended the London's Air Ambulance Charity Gala at the Londoner Hotel, 38 Leicester Square, London WC2.