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  • 8 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was Trooped.

    The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards), The Duke of York (Colonel, Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    Her Majesty was attended by Major General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Benjamin Bathurst (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse), Colonel Toby Browne, Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Captain Jocelyn Bucknall (Coldstream Guards, Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Colonel Crispin Lockhart (Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The Procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel Guy Stone, Welsh Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Piers Ashfield, Grenadier Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, 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, Her Majesty drove in a carriage 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 Harry Wallace, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Thomas Seccombe (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.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force, led by Squadron Leader Daniel Shaw, Royal Air Force, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

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

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and welcomed Her Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 7 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York this morning received Sir Ian Blatchford (Director, Science Museum Group).

    His Royal Highness, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, this evening attended the Senior Colonels' Conference and Dinner at Clarence House.

  • 7 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Admiral Sir Philip Jones was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.

    Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank was received by Her Majesty upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of The Life Guards and Gold Stick in Waiting when The Queen invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Major General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne was received by Her Majesty upon his appointment as Colonel of The Life Guards and Gold Stick in Waiting.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of York, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, this afternoon gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace for the Grenadier Guards Ensigns who have carried The Queen's Colour at The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Mr. James Puxley (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Hon. Mrs. Bayliss (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire) which was held at Reading Minster of St. Mary the Virgin, Reading, Berkshire, this afternoon.

    The Duke of York was represented by Lady Mary Fagan LG.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Mrs. Andrew Feilden.

    The Duke of Kent was represented by Dame Sarah Goad.

    The Queen was represented by Mrs. Michael Gordon Lennox (Lady in Waiting) at the Funeral of Mr. Timothy Gibbs which was held in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, this afternoon.

  • 1 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, this morning took the salute at the Colonel's Review of The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

    His Royal Highness afterwards attended a Reception at Grenadier Guards Headquarters, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1.

  • 29 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York this morning arrived at Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, from Canada.

    Mrs. Amanda Thirsk and Lieutenant Commander Alex Davies were in attendance.

  • 28 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York today carried out the following engagements in Toronto, Canada.

    His Royal Highness this morning opened the Thomson Building at Montcrest School, 658 Broadview Avenue.

    The Duke of York later visited the DMZ business incubator at Ryerson University, 341 Yonge Street.

    His Royal Highness, Founder, this evening held [email protected] Canada 1.0 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West.

    The Duke of York later departed from Toronto Pearson International Airport for the United Kingdom.

  • 27 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York, Founder, this afternoon held [email protected] Canada 1.0 Bootcamp at BMO Institute for Learning, Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

    His Royal Highness this evening attended an Innovation Dinner at BMO Downtown, First Canadian Place, King Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

  • 25 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York, Honorary Chairman of the Trustees, Lakefield College School Foundation, this morning attended Regatta Day at Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

    His Royal Highness this afternoon visited the Northcote Campus of Lakefield College School, Ontario.

  • 24 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York this morning called upon the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (the Hon. Arthur LeBlanc) at Government House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    His Royal Highness afterwards received Rear Admiral Craig Barnes, Royal Canadian Navy (Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic).

    The Duke of York received Colonel John MacDonald (Commander 36 Canadian Brigade Group).

    His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Princess Louise Fusiliers of Canada, received Lieutenant Colonel David Connolly (Honorary Lieutenant Colonel), Lieutenant Colonel Michael Gervais (Commanding Officer) and Chief Warrant Officer Lawrence Conrad (Regimental Sergeant-Major) and afterwards attended a Reception at Government House to celebrate the Regiment's One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary.

    The Duke of York, Patron, SickKids Foundation, this afternoon visited the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

    His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, this evening attended a Dinner given by The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada and The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Toronto.

  • 23 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York, Patron, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, this morning opened Chase Farm Hospital, 127 the Ridgeway, Enfield, Middlesex, and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

    His Royal Highness later received His Excellency Mr. Fernando Arias (Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons).

    The Duke of York this afternoon gave a Tea at Windsor Castle for the finalists of the National Cyber Security Centre Girls CyberFirst competition.

    His Royal Highness afterwards departed from Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, for Canada and was received later upon arrival at Halifax Stanfield International Airport by Ms. G. Langille (Chief of Protocol, Nova Scotia Province).

    The Duke of York this evening attended a Dinner given by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (the Hon. Arthur LeBlanc) at Government House, Halifax.

    Lieutenant Commander Alex Davies is in attendance.