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  • 7 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen arrived at Portsmouth Harbour Station this morning and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Mr. Nigel Atkinson) and the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth (Councillor Kenneth Ellcome).

    Her Majesty drove to The Princess Royal Jetty at HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, and was received by The Princess Royal (Commodore-in-Chief, Portsmouth) and Commodore Jeremy Kyd RN (Captain of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH).

    The Queen, accompanied by The Princess Royal and the Captain, embarked in HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and was received by Admiral Sir Philip Jones (First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff) before being received with a Royal Salute.

    Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness inspected the Parade.

    The Queen and The Princess Royal afterwards attended the Commissioning Ceremony of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH led by the Chaplain of the Fleet (the Venerable Ian Wheatley) and Her Majesty was graciously pleased to address the Ship's Company and the Captain replied.

    The Queen and The Princess Royal this afternoon attended a Reception onboard the Ship and met representatives of the Ship's Company, the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and the wider Royal Navy family.

    Her Majesty, with Her Royal Highness, was subsequently entertained to Luncheon by the Captain on board HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH.

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

  • 6 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    Princess Alexandra was present at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Mr. Anthony Gordon Lennox which was held in Southwark Cathedral, London SE1, this afternoon.

    Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Banquet at Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2, to celebrate the Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London.

  • 6 December 2017

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Patron, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, this morning presided at the Degree Presentation Ceremony at King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10, and was received by Dr. Pieter van der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 6 December 2017

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, President, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, this morning received Mr. Malcolm Thomas (Chairman) and Mr. Paul Burrows (Chief Executive).

  • 6 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Princess Royal this morning received Madame Liu Yandong (Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China).

    The Ambassador from the People's Republic of China (His Excellency Mr. Liu Xiaoming) and Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (Dame Barbara Woodward) were present.

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Intensive Care Society, this afternoon attended the State of Art Conference at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, King's Dock, Liverpool, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside (Mr. Mark Blundell).

    The Princess Royal, President, the Mission to Seafarers Limited, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Michael Paternoster Royal, College Hill, London EC4, followed by a Reception at Skinners' Hall, Dowgate Hill, London EC4.

  • 6 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Patron, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Club at the Ivy, West Street, London WC2, followed by a performance of "Jekyll and Hyde" at the Ambassadors Theatre, West Street.

    The Countess of Wessex, Chairman, Women in Business (promoting The Duke of Edinburgh's Award), this afternoon chaired a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, this evening attended the Merry Little Christmas Carol Concert at St. Columba's Church of Scotland, Chelsea, London SW1, and was received by Lady Arnold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 6 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York, Visitor, this morning visited Westminster Academy, 255 Harrow Road, London W2.

    His Royal Highness this afternoon gave a Lunch for Madame Liu Yandong (Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China).

    The Duke of York, Founder, [email protected], later visited the United Kingdom China Science and Innovation Forum at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

    His Royal Highness, Founder, [email protected], afterwards held a [email protected] Global for entrepreneurs and potential supporters, at St. James's Palace.

  • 6 December 2017

    Kensington Palace

    Prince Henry of Wales this morning received Mr. Robert-Jan van Ogtrop (Chairman, African Parks).

  • 6 December 2017

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon attended the Children's Global Media Summit at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr. Warren Smith).

    Their Royal Highnesses were represented by Mr. James Lowther-Pinkerton (Extra Equerry to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Mr. Anthony Gordon Lennox which was held in Southwark Cathedral, London SE1, this afternoon.

  • 6 December 2017

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales this morning received Mrs. Claire Perry MP (Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry).

    His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, 2nd Battalion The Irish Regiment of Canada, received members of the Regimental Command Team.

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace this afternoon and presented the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

    His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, afterwards held a Meeting at Clarence House.

    The Prince of Wales received Admiral Sir Philip Jones (First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff).

    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, Royal Trinity Hospice, this morning received Mr. Derek Wyatt upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr. Adrian Williams upon assuming the appointment.