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  • 11 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen held a Privy Council via video link at 2.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), the Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and the Rt. Hon. Nadhim Zahawi MP (Secretary of State for Education).

    The Lord Tyre made affirmation as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cornwall gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    The Princess Royal, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 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 Bands of the Royal Marines Portsmouth and the Royal Air Force Squadronaires played selections of music during the afternoon.

  • 29 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Service of Thanksgiving for The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was held in Westminster Abbey this morning.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, The Duke of York with Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and 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 Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and other Members of the Royal Family and Members of The Duke of Edinburgh's Family, was present.

    Members of Foreign Royal Families and other Foreign Representatives attended.

    The Dean of Westminster conducted the Service.

    The Dean of Windsor gave an Address.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the Blessing.

  • 19 October 2021

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Hajime Hayashi was received in audience by The Queen today via video link and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Japan to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Hayashi was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Joao Vale de Almeida was received in audience by The Queen via video link and presented his Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the European Union to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Ana Jara de Carvalho was also received by Her Majesty.

    The Queen this evening held a Reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit.

    The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince Michael of Kent, with the Lord Frederick Windsor, were present.