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  • 22 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent this morning visited the Royal Palace, Belgrade, Serbia, and was received by Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic.

    His Royal Highness later attended a debate on reconciliation given by the Chevening Society at Elsie Inglis House, Belgrade.

    The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this afternoon attended a Meeting of the Serbian Grand Lodge at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 10 Vladirmra Popovica Street, Belgrade.

    His Royal Highness, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this evening attended a Gala Dinner at the Crown Plaza Hotel to celebrate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Serbian Grand Lodge.

  • 21 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent this morning laid a rose at the Elsie Inglis Memorial Plaque, Elsie Inglis House, Belgrade, and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia (His Excellency Mr. Denis Keefe).

    His Royal Highness, President, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, afterwards laid a wreath at Belgrade War Cemetery, Svetog Nikole Street, Belgrade.

    The Duke of Kent, on behalf of Her Majesty's Government and the British Council, later marked the presentation of a codable computer to the Museum of Science and Technology, 51 Dobracina Street, Belgrade.

  • 20 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent this afternoon departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Serbia and was received this afternoon upon arrival at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia (His Excellency Mr. Denis Keefe).

    Mr. Nicholas Turnbull is in attendance.

  • 19 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Patron, Wigmore Hall, this evening attended the Leeds Lieder Gala Concert at Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1.

  • 14 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent this morning officially opened Anglia Ruskin's School of Medicine, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Essex (Mrs. Jennifer Tolhurst).

    His Royal Highness this afternoon officially opened the new Riverside Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Chelmsford.

  • 11 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent this evening attended a Reception at Buckingham Palace for winners of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise.

  • 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

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, this evening attended the Senior Colonels' Conference and Dinner at Clarence House.

  • 6 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at Her Majesty's Tower of London to commemorate the Seventy Fifth Anniversary of the Normandy Landings.

  • 5 June 2019

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent today visited FirstLight Trust's Hub, Market Street, Lancaster, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire (the Lord Shuttleworth KG).

    His Royal Highness this afternoon visited the British Commercial Motor Museum, King Street, Leyland, Lancashire.

    The Duke of Kent later visited Roccoco Café, Chapel Brow, Leyland.

    His Royal Highness subsequently visited Dig-In North West, Ashton Park Walled Garden, Pedders Lane, Preston, Lancashire.