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  • 6 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. George Adesola Oguntade was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in London.

    Mrs. Oguntade was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Rami Mortada 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 Lebanese Republic to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Gamal Yehia was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    General Sir Nicholas Carter (Chief of the General Staff) was received by The Queen.

    Her Majesty this afternoon attended a Service at St. Mary's Church, Upper Street, Islington, London N1, to commemorate the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Scripture Union and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr. Kenneth Olisa), the President of Scripture Union (the Right Reverend Paul Butler), the Chairman (Mr. Keith Civval) and the Reverend Timothy Hastie-Smith (National Director).

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

  • 5 December 2017

    St. James's Palace

    The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, the United Grand Lodge of England, this morning received Mr. Peter Lowndes (Pro Grand Master).

    His Royal Highness, Patron, Bloodwise, this evening attended the Christmas with the Stars Performance, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7.

  • 5 December 2017

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Anglian Regiment, this afternoon received Lieutenant General Philip Jones upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of the Regiment and Major General Ralph Wooddisse upon assuming the appointment.

  • 5 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Countess of Wessex this morning opened the new Woking Hospice, Denton Way, Goldsworth Park Centre, Woking, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey (Mr. Michael More-Molyneux).

    Her Royal Highness subsequently visited the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre, 51-53 High Street, Guildford, Surrey.

  • 5 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York, Patron, the Place (London Contemporary Dance Trust), this morning received Ms. Clare Connor (Chief Executive) and Ms. Veronica Lewis (Principal).

    His Royal Highness, Past Captain, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, this afternoon held a Lunch at Buckingham Palace for Past Captains.

    The Duke of York, Patron, Whitgift School, later received Mr. Geoffrey Wright (Chairman of Trustees) and Mr. Christopher Ramsey (Headmaster).

    His Royal Highness afterwards received Mr. Herbert Wigwe (Group Managing Director, Access Bank plc).

    The Duke of York, Founder, [email protected], this evening held a Dinner at St. James's Palace to launch the 2030 Vision initiative in support of the United Nations Global Goals.

  • 5 December 2017

    Clarence House

    The Prince of Wales, Patron, Prince's Countryside Fund, this morning received Mr. António Horta Osório (Group Chief Executive, Lloyds Banking Group plc).

    His Royal Highness, Commodore-in-Chief, Royal Canadian Navy (Fleet Atlantic), received Commodore Craig Skjerpen.

    The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall this afternoon chaired a Meeting of The Prince's Council at Buckingham Gate, London SW1.

    His Royal Highness this evening received the Hon. John Kerry (former United States Secretary of State).

    The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, Medical Detection Dogs, this afternoon attended the Charity Day at ICAP plc, 2 Broadgate, London EC2

    His Royal Highness, Patron, Barnardo's, later received the Lady Amanda Ellingworth (Deputy Chairman).

  • 5 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen this afternoon received Colonel the Reverend Richard Whittington who delivered up his Stick of Office upon his retirement as Harbinger of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

    The Queen received Major David Kennard who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Harbinger of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

    The following were received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mr. Christopher Allan (the Republic of Uzbekistan), Mr. Duncan Norman (the Republic of Albania) and Mrs. Theresa Bubbear (the Republic of Estonia).

    Mrs. Allan, Mrs. Norman and Mr. Alan Bubbear were also received by Her Majesty.

    Mr. Keith Allan was received by The Queen upon his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mauritius.

    The Queen held an Evening Reception at Buckingham Palace for the Diplomatic Corps at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present.

  • 4 December 2017

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Duke of York has been pleased to appoint Miss Harriet Lillie as an Assistant Private Secretary to His Royal Highness.

  • 4 December 2017

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the Japan Society, this evening attended a Reception at 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1.

  • 4 December 2017

    Buckingham Palace

    The Princess Royal, Master, the Corporation of Trinity House, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Carol Service at St. Olave's Church, 8 Hart Street, London EC3, followed by a Reception at Trinity House, Trinity Square, London EC3.