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  • 2 July 2018

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen 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 Jonathan Thompson, was mounted in the Forecourt.

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

    The Queen was represented by the Lord Janvrin (Permanent Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty) at the Funeral of Brigadier Sir Miles Hunt-Davis (Extra Equerry to The Duke of Edinburgh and formerly Private Secretary and Treasurer to His Royal Highness) which was held in the Minster Church of St. Denys, Warminster, Wiltshire, this afternoon.

    The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Lieutenant General Peter Pearson.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by Sir Stephen Lamport.

    The Duke of York was represented by Vice Admiral Sir Tom Blackburn.

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex were represented by Brigadier John Smedley.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Captain Nicholas Wright RN.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Lieutenant Colonel Alastair Todd.

    The Duke of Kent was represented by Mr. Andrew Palmer.

    Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by Major General Sir Simon Cooper.

  • 10 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Today is the Ninety Seventh Anniversary of the Birthday of The Duke of Edinburgh.

  • 4 June 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder (Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bailiwick of Guernsey) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Le Cheminant (formerly Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bailiwick of Guernsey) which was held in Town Church, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, this morning.

  • 3 May 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Tran Ngoc An 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 Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Doan Thi Phuong Dung was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Rui Jorge Carneiro Mangueira 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 Republic of Angola to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Maria Silvina Caetano was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Brethren of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Mrs. Michael Gordon Lennox (Lady in Waiting) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lieutenant Commander Robert de Pass RN which was held at St. Mary's Church, Petworth, West Sussex, this afternoon.

  • 13 April 2018

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by Sir Thomas Dunne KG (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire) at the Funeral of Sir William Gladstone, Bt., KG (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd) which was held at St. Deiniol's Church, Hawarden, Flintshire, this afternoon.

    The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Mrs. Hywel Price.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by Mr. Trefor Jones.

    The Duke of York was represented by Sir Algernon Heber-Percy.

    The Princess Royal was represented by the Hon. Dame Shân Legge-Bourke.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Mr. Henry Fetherstonhaugh.

    The Duke of Kent was represented by Mr. Wayne Bulpitt.

    Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by Lady Dunne.

  • 7 March 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was received by The Queen this afternoon and remained to Luncheon.

    The Duke of York was present for Luncheon.

    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, Admiral and Member, Royal Yacht Squadron, this morning received Mr. James Sheldon (Commodore).

  • 6 March 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen this morning visited the International Maritime Organisation Headquarters, 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1, to mark the Seventieth Anniversary of the adoption of the International Maritime Organisation Convention, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa) and the Secretary-General (Mr. Kitack Lim).

    Her Majesty viewed a lighthouse optic and an exhibition about the role of modern shipping and met members of staff.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, The Rifles, this afternoon received General Sir Nicholas Carter (Colonel Commandant).

    The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

  • 20 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Visitor, this morning visited the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St. Andrew's Place, London NW1, on the occasion of its Quincentenary, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa) and the President (Professor Jane Dacre).

    Her Majesty viewed the original 1518 Charter and a display marking the life and work of William Harvey, and met College Officers, Council Members, trainee doctors and patients and carers.

    The Queen this afternoon visited London Fashion Week at 180 Strand, London WC2, and was received by Professor Caroline Rush (Chief Executive, British Fashion Council).

    Her Majesty toured the showrooms, met designers and viewed a runway show, and presented Mr. Richard Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Right Reverend and the Rt. Hon. the Lord Chartres (Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal) at the Funeral of the Right Reverend John Bickersteth (formerly Clerk of the Closet and Head of Her Majesty's College of Chaplains) which was held in St. Thomas's Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire, this afternoon.

  • 13 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    Lieutenant General David Leakey was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and delivered up the Insignia of Office.

    Miss Sarah Clarke was received by Her Majesty, took the Oath upon her appointment as Lady Usher of the Black Rod and received the Insignia of Office.

    Mr. Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms) was in attendance and administered the Oath.

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

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Craig of Radley (formerly Chief of the Air Staff and Air Aide-de-Camp) at the Funeral of Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Lowe (formerly Air Aide-de-Camp) which was held in St. Mary's Church, Byfleet, Surrey, this afternoon.

  • 10 February 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of Edinburgh, formerly Captain General, Royal Marines, was represented by Major General Julian Thompson (formerly Commander, 3 Commando Brigade) at the Funeral of Surgeon Captain Richard Jolly RN which was held in St. Paul's Church, HMS RALEIGH, Torpoint, Cornwall, this afternoon.

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