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  • 18 December 2020

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales this morning visited the Royal Mail Sorting Office, Corinium Centre, Love Lane, Cirencester, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (Mr. Edward Gillespie). His Royal Highness afterwards visited Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, and was received by Mr. Henry Robinson (Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire).

  • 18 December 2020

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Bruno van der Pluijm was received in audience by The Queen via video link today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Belgium to the Court of St. James's. Mrs. Hildegarde Van de Voorde was also received by Her Majesty via video link. Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present. Mr. Bede Corry was received by The Queen via video link this afternoon upon his appointment as High Commissioner for New Zealand in London. By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine at 23 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from Japan to the Court of St. James's. By command of Her Majesty, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps afterwards called upon His Excellency Mr. Said Tayeb Jawad at 28 Ennismore Garden Mews, London SW7, in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Court of St. James's.

  • 17 December 2020

    Appendix To Court Circular

    Notice is hereby given that in 2021 the date for observance of The Queen's Birthday at home and abroad will be Saturday, 12th June.

  • 17 December 2020

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this morning held a Meeting with Professor Mark Compton (Lord Prior), Mr. Cameron Oxley (Chancellor of the Priory in Australia) and Mr. John Whitehead (Chancellor of the Priory in New Zealand) via video link.

  • 17 December 2020

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal this morning attended the Lord High Admiral's Divisions at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and was received by Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope (Deputy Lieutenant of Devon).

  • 17 December 2020

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester, and were received by Mr. Mark Hurrell (Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire).

  • 16 December 2020

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales this morning held a Meeting for the Sustainable Markets Initiative via video link. His Royal Highness afterwards received Mrs. Rebecca Speight (Chief Executive, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, this morning decorated the Clarence House Christmas Tree with children from Helen and Douglas House via video link.

  • 16 December 2020

    Windsor Castle

    Mr. Michael Jephson was received by The Queen this afternoon upon his retirement as Secretary of the Master of the Household's Department when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. The Queen held a Council via video link at 2.30 p.m.. There were present: the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Oliver Dowden MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), the Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and the Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP (Secretary of State for Education). Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council. The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty via telephone this evening. By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Ernest Ndabashinze at Uganda House, 58-59 Trafalgar Square, London WC2, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Burundi to the Court of St. James's.

  • 14 December 2020

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, President, the Stroke Association, this afternoon held a Meeting via video link with Mr. Stephen King (Chairman) and Ms. Juliet Bouverie (Chief Executive).

  • 14 December 2020

    Kensington Palace

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Turn2us, this afternoon spoke to representatives of Elizabeth Finn Homes via video link.