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  • 2 August 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General, Royal Marines, this afternoon attended a Parade on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to mark the Finale of the 1664 Global Challenge.

  • 20 July 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, The Rifles, this evening took the salute at Sounding Retreat and attended the Officers' Regimental Dinner at Guildhall, London EC2.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Julian Evans (Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Nabil Ammar at 29 Prince's Gate, London SW7, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Tunisian Republic to the Court of St. James's.

  • 19 July 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1, to celebrate the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Canadian Confederation and were received by the Governor-General of Canada (His Excellency Mr. David Johnston) and the High Commissioner for Canada in London (Her Excellency Mrs. Janice Charette).

    Her Majesty, escorted by the High Commissioner, and His Royal Highness, escorted by Governor-General, viewed artefacts and displays celebrating "Canada 150", listened to a musical performance and met guests including young people, business leaders, entrepreneurs, artists and members of First Nation communities.

    The Queen subsequently unveiled a Jubilee Walkway Panel outside Canada House.

    The Rt. Hon. Anne Milton MP was received by The Queen this afternoon when she delivered up her Wand of Office upon relinquishing her appointment as Treasurer of the Household.

    Mr. Julian Smith MP was received by The Queen and delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Vice-Chamberland of the Household when Her Majesty handed to him his Wand of Office as Treasurer of the Household.

    Mr. Christopher Heaton-Harris MP was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household when Her Majesty handed to him his Wand of Office.

    The Rt. Hon. Melvyn Stride MP was received by The Queen when he delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Comptroller of the Household.

    Mr. Christopher Pincher MP was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Comptroller of the Household when Her Majesty handed to him his Wand of Office.

    The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household was received in audience by The Queen and presented an Address from the House of Commons to which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to make reply.

    The Queen held a Council at 5.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Alun Cairns MP (Secretary of State for Wales), the Rt. Hon. Gregory Clark MP (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government).

    The Rt. Hon. Sir Keir Starmer MP made affirmation as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    The Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley MP took the Oath of Office, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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

    The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

  • 18 July 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen today received the Bishop of Sheffield (the Right Reverend Dr. Peter Wilcox) who did homage upon his appointment.

    Her Majesty received the Bishop of Sodor and Man (the Right Reverend Peter Eagles) who did homage upon his appointment.

    The Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) administered the Oath.

    The Bishop of Carlisle (Clerk of the Closet) was in attendance.

    The Queen, Duke of Lancaster received Sir Mark Hudson (Chairman of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster) and Mr. Nathan Thompson (Chief Executive).

    The following were received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mrs. Sally Axworthy (the Holy See), Mr. Ross Denny (the Republic of Costa Rica), Mr. Moazzam Malik (the Republic of Indonesia) and Mr. Richard Morris (the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal).

    Dr. Michael Axworthy, Mrs. Denny, Mrs. Malik and Mrs. Morris were also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. David Johnston was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment as Governor-General of Canada.

    Mrs. Johnston was also received by Her Majesty.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Royal Mersey Yacht Club, this morning received Mr. Michael Blaylock upon relinquishing his appointment as Commodore and Mr. John Collingwood upon assuming the appointment.

    His Royal Highness, formerly Chancellor, University of Salford, received a delegation on the occasion of the University's Fiftieth Anniversary.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Royal Institute of Navigation, this afternoon presented Awards at the Annual Meeting, the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Julian Evans (Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Claus Grube at 55 Sloane Street, London SW1, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Denmark to the Court of St. James's.

    By command of Her Majesty, the Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps called upon His Excellency Mr. Patrick Engelberg at 27 Wilton Crescent, London SW1, in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Court of St. James's.

  • 11 July 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Patron, Leonard Cheshire Disability, this morning visited Park House on the Sandringham Estate and viewed a new garden to commemorate the Centenary of the birth of the founder, the Lord Cheshire VC OM.

    The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP (Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia) was received by The Queen this afternoon.

    Mrs. Turnbull was also received by Her Majesty.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening gave a Reception for Winners of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise at Buckingham Palace.

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and The Duke of Kent were present.

    The Viscount Brookeborough (Lord in Waiting) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The King and Queen of Spain and welcomed Their Majesties on behalf of The Queen.

  • 3 July 2017

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Edinburgh Airport this afternoon.

    The Queen drove to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and was received in the Forecourt by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Francis Ross, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost) and members of the City of Edinburgh Council, when the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost surrendered to The Queen the Keys of the City, which Her Majesty returned to him.

    A Guard of Honour found by Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, under the command of Major Colin Wood, was mounted in the Forecourt.

    Afterwards Her Majesty was received inside the Palace by the Hereditary Keeper (the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon).

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member, Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow, this evening attended a Reception to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of The Prince Philip Prize, the Trades House of Glasgow, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow (Councillor Eva Bolander, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost).

  • 27 June 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Genaro Vicente Pappalardo Ayala was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Paraguay to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. de Pappalardo was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Said Tayeb Jawad was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Jawad was also received by Her Majesty.

    Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.

    The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Welsh, received Lieutenant Colonel Paul Clayton upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 1st Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel Owain Luke upon assuming the appointment.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were present at the Funeral of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma which was held at St. Paul's Church, Knightsbridge, London SW1, this afternoon.

    The Queen was represented by the Earl of Courtown (Deputy Chief Whip, and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Lord Lyell (formerly Lord-in-Waiting) which was held in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, London SW1, today.

    The Duke of Kent was represented by Brigadier Christopher Bell.

    Mr. Kenneth Olisa (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) called upon the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea (His Excellency the Hon. Sir Robert Dadae) this morning at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Wrights Lane, London W8, and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 23 June 2017

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Lady Susan Hussey (Lady in Waiting) at the Funeral of the Lord Wigram which was held in St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Poulton, Gloucestershire, today.

  • 20 June 2017

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

    Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were represented by Sir Kenneth Scott (Extra Equerry to The Queen and formerly Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) at the Funeral of the Lord Bridges (formerly Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Italian Republic) which was held in St. Bartholomew's Church, Orford, Suffolk, this afternoon.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Lieutenant Colonel Grenville Johnston (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Moray) at the Funeral of Air Vice Marshal George Chesworth (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Moray) which was held in St. Leonard's Church, Forres, Moray, this afternoon.

    The Duke of York was represented by Mrs. Oliver Russell.

  • 14 June 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Ernest Ndabashinze was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Burundi to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Maria Gloriose Kankindi was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Julian Ventura Valero was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the United Mexican States to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Mariana Luiselli was also received by Her Majesty.

    Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.

    The Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Truss MP had an audience of The Queen this afternoon and delivered up the Great Seal and took leave upon relinquishing her appointment as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

    The Queen held a Council at 5.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP, the Rt. Hon. Damian Green MP, the Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP, the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP and the Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP.

    The Rt. Hon. Gavin Barwell and the Rt. Hon. Melvyn Stride MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    The Queen declared in Council the Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP Lord President of the Council, who took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on her appointment.

    The following took the Oath of Office, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office: the Rt. Hon. Damian Green MP (as First Secretary of State), the Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP (as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP (as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Rt. Hon. David Gauke MP (as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions).

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

    The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, this evening held a Reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the Eightieth Anniversary of Plan International UK.

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