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  • 19 September 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The Coffin bearing The late Queen Elizabeth II was conveyed from Westminster Hall on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy this morning, drawn by Naval Ratings, and flanked by His Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The King's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and The King's Body Guard for Scotland (the Royal Company of Archers), followed by The King, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Gloucester, the Earl of Snowdon and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and thence to Westminster Abbey.

    The Lord Great Chamberlain, the Earl Marshal, the Lord Speaker and Speaker witnessed the departure of the Coffin bearing Her late Majesty from the Palace of Westminster.

    The State Funeral of The late Queen Elizabeth II was held in Westminster Abbey today at 11 o'clock.

    The Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre surmounted the Coffin of Her late Majesty.

    The King and The Queen Consort, The Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of York, 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 Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Earl of Snowdon, Viscount Linley and The Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Mr. Daniel and The Lady Sarah Chatto, Mr. Samuel Chatto and 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Chatto, RM, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Earl and Countess of Ulster with Lord Culloden and The Lady Cosima Windsor, The Lady Davina Lewis with Miss Senna Lewis, Mr. George and The Lady Rose Gilman with Miss Lyla Gilman, The Duke of Kent, Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, The Lord Nicholas Windsor with Master Albert Windsor and Master Leopold Windsor, Mr. Timothy and The Lady Helen Taylor with Mr. Columbus Taylor, Mr. Cassius Taylor, Miss Estella Taylor and Miss Eloise Taylor, Lord Downpatrick, The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, The Lady Amelia Windsor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, Mr. Thomas and The Lady Gabriella Kingston, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvy, Mr. Alexander Ogilvy, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Vesterberg, Miss Marina Ogilvy, Miss Zenouska Mowatt and Mr. Christian Mowatt.

    Members of Foreign Royal Families and other Dignitaries, the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps and Senior High Commissioners, Heads of Mission and other Foreign Representatives attended.

    The Dean of Westminster conducted the Service and pronounced the Blessing.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury preached the Sermon and offered the Commendatory Prayer.

    His Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The King's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and The King's Body Guard for Scotland (the Royal Company of Archers) were on duty.

    The King's Guard was turned out with the State Colour on the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

    A Guard of Honour found by the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, with the Band of the Royal Marines was formed up in Parliament Square.

    After the Service the Coffin bearing The late Queen Elizabeth II was conveyed from Westminster Abbey on the State Gun Carriage to Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner.

    The Coffin bearing Her late Majesty was transferred from the State Gun Carriage to the State Hearse and thence to Windsor Castle.

    The Committal Service for The late Queen Elizabeth II took place in St. George's Chapel today at 4 o'clock.

    The Members of the Royal Family were present.

  • 16 September 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    15th September, 2022

    The Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Dame Susan Dougan) spoke to The King this evening.

    The Governor-General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (Sir Robert Dadae) spoke to His Majesty.

    16th September, 2022

    The King and The Queen Consort this morning attended a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The late Queen in Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, and were received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan (Mrs. Morfudd Meredith), the Archbishop of Wales, the Bishop of Llandaff (the Right Reverend June Osborne), the Acting Dean of Llandaff Cathedral (the Venerable Michael Komor) and the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Councillor Graham Hinchey).CF5 2LA

    Afterwards Their Majesties met schoolchildren and members of the public on Llandaff Green.

    The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon drove to the Senedd Cymru - Welsh Parliament, Pierhead Street, Cardiff, and were received by the Presiding Officer for the Senedd (Ms. Elin Jones, MS) and the First Minister of Wales (the Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford, MS).CF99 1SN

    Their Majesties entered the Siambr/Chamber where the First Minister of Wales read a Motion of Condolence from the Members of Senedd Cymru - Welsh Parliament to which The King was graciously pleased to make reply.

    Afterwards The King and The Queen Consort met members of the Youth Parliament and Members of the Senedd.

    Their Majesties subsequently undertook a walkabout outside the Senedd.

    The King and The Queen Consort afterwards drove to Cardiff Castle and were received by Sir Brooke Boothby, Bt. (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan).CF10 3RB

    The First Minister of Wales was received in audience by His Majesty.

    The Presiding Officer for the Senedd was received by The King.

    Their Majesties subsequently gave a Reception for Members of the Senedd.

    The King later received Faith Leaders at Buckingham Palace.

    This evening The King, accompanied by The Queen Consort, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, accompanied by The Countess of Wessex, and The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mounted Vigil at the Coffin of Her late Majesty as it Lay in State in Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster.SW1A 0AA

    Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, The Earl of Snowdon, Mr. Daniel and the Lady Sarah Chatto and other Members of the Royal Family were present.

  • 14 September 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The Coffin bearing The late Queen was borne in State from Buckingham Palace this afternoon on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, flanked by the Escort Party found by 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, to travel to the Palace of Westminster to Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall.

    The Coffin was followed by The King, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, Mr Peter Phillips, The Duke of Gloucester, The Earl of Snowdon and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

    Other Members of the Royal Family travelled separately.

    The King and The Queen Consort, The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 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, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy and other Members of the Royal Family were received at the North Door of Westminster Hall by the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord Speaker and the Speaker.

    The King and The Queen Consort and other Members of the Royal Family attended a Service for the Reception of the Coffin conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle).

    A Guard of Honour, found by The King's Guard with the State Colour, was formed up in front of Buckingham Palace.

    A Guard of Honour found by the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, with the Band of the Royal Marines was formed up in Parliament Square.

    His Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen and Arms and The King's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty in the Palace of Westminster.

    The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (General the Hon. David Hurley) spoke to The King via telephone this morning.

    The President of Ireland spoke to His Majesty via telephone this afternoon.

    The President of the United States of America spoke to The King via telephone.

    The Governor-General of Canada (the Rt. Hon. Mary Simon) spoke to His Majesty via telephone this evening.

    The Governor-General of Jamaica (the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen) spoke to The King via telephone.

    The President of the French Republic spoke to His Majesty via telephone.

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, today upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda (Sir Rodney Williams) and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The King.

    Major Jeremy Fern (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, today upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of New Zealand (the Rt. Hon. Dame Cynthia Kiro) and welcomed Her Excellency on behalf of His Majesty.

  • 4 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, this evening held a Reception at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, at which The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

    Afterwards The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were present at the BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 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, Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and other Members of the Royal Family were present.

  • 3 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, this morning at a National Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in St. Paul's Cathedral.

    Their Royal Highnesses were received at the Cathedral by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor (Alderman Vincent Keaveny), the Dean (the Very Reverend David Ison) and Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of York.

    The Duke and Duchess 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 Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, The Lady Davina Lewis, Mr. George and The Lady Rose Gilman, The Duke of Kent, Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, The Lord Nicholas Windsor, Mr. Timothy and The Lady Helen Taylor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, Mr. Thomas and The Lady Gabriella Kingston, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvy, The Earl of Snowdon with Viscount Linley and The Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Mr. Daniel and The Lady Sarah Chatto, Mr. Samuel Chatto and 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Chatto, RM, were present in St. Paul's Cathedral.

    The Service was conducted by the Dean of St. Paul's; the Archbishop of York preached the Sermon.

    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.

    After the Service Members of the Royal Family attended a Reception given by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation at Guildhall, London EC2.

  • 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.

  • 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.