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  • 4 February 2023

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Scottish Rugby Union, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this afternoon attended the International Rugby Match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, Middlesex, and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 3 February 2023

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Patron, the Royal College of Midwives, this morning visited Princess Anne Hospital at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Coxford Road, Southampton, and was received by Major General James Balfour (Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire).

    Her Royal Highness afterwards attended a Reception at Southampton Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road, Southampton, to recognise Southampton being awarded Lord Mayoralty status as part of The late Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Mr. Nigel Atkinson).

    The Princess Royal this afternoon opened Linden House, Society of St. James, 44-46 Station Road, Woolston, Southampton, and was received by Professor Khalid Aziz (Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire).

  • 3 February 2023

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Patron, the Tennis and Rackets Association, this evening attended the Seacourt Silver Racquet Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner at Seacourt Tennis Club, 20 Victoria Avenue, Hayling Island, and was received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Mr. Nigel Atkinson).

    The Countess of Wessex, accompanied by His Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Her Excellency Mrs. Joanna Roper), this morning visited the International Commission on Missing Persons, Koninginnegracht 12, the Hague, the Netherlands.

    Her Royal Highness, Global Ambassador, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, today attended a Reception for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award, at the Residence of His Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Hague.

    The Countess of Wessex this afternoon planted a tree for The late Queen's Platinum Jubilee in the garden of the Residence of His Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    Her Royal Highness later arrived at London City Airport, London, from the Netherlands.

    Mr. Alexander Stonor and Mrs. Angus Galletley were in attendance.

  • 3 February 2023

    Buckingham Palace

    The King was represented by Major General Christopher Elliott (formerly Colonel, The Royal Regiment of Wales, 24th/41st Foot) at the Funeral of Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Amphlett (formerly Regimental Sergeant Major, The Royal Regiment of Wales, 24th/41st Foot) which was held in Brecon Cathedral this afternoon.

    By command of The King, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Umit Yalcin at 43 Belgrave Square, London SW1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Türkiye to the Court of St. James's.

  • 2 February 2023

    St. James's Palace

    The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, this morning received Brigadier James Bliss (Defence Adviser, New Zealand High Commission).

    Her Royal Highness, President, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, received Mr. Bernard Taylor upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Professor the Lord Kakkar upon assuming the appointment.

    The Princess Royal, Patron, Sense International, received Mr. Sunil Sheth upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr. Rex Shah upon assuming the appointment.

    Her Royal Highness, Royal Honorary Colonel, University of London Officers' Training Corps, received Lieutenant Colonel Iain Wallace upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Mills upon assuming the appointment.

    The Princess Royal, Patron, British Cardiovascular Society, this afternoon held the Centenary Reception at St. James's Palace.

  • 2 February 2023

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Yeocheol Yoon was received in audience by The King today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Korea to the Court of St. James's.

    His Excellency Mr. Douangmany Gnotsyoudom was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Soudalack Phounsavath was also received by His Majesty.

    Mr. Thomas Drew (Director General Defence and Intelligence for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) was present.

    The Queen Consort, Patron, this morning visited Book Aid International, 39-41 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5, and was received by Mr. Christopher Wellbelove (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

    Her Majesty, Patron, later visited Coram Beanstalk, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1, and was received by Mrs. Roxane Zand (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 2 February 2023

    Kensington Palace

    The Prince of Wales, Colonel, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, this morning received Brigadier Giles Harris (Regimental Lieutenant Colonel) and Lieutenant Colonel John Livesey (Commanding Officer) at Windsor Castle.

  • 2 February 2023

    St. James's Palace

    The Countess of Wessex, accompanied by His Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Her Excellency Mrs. Joanna Roper), this morning visited the International Criminal Court, Oude Waalsdorperweg 10, the Hague, the Netherlands.

    Her Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Reception given by His Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Residence in the Hague.

    The Countess of Wessex this evening attended a Dinner for female entrepreneurs, at Restaurant Publique, Anna Paulownaplein 4, the Hague.

  • 1 February 2023

    Buckingham Palace

    Major General Christopher Ghika (General Officer Commanding London District and Major General Commanding the Household Division) was received by The King this afternoon.

    The King and The Queen Consort this evening held a Reception at Buckingham Palace for British East and South-East Asian Communities in the United Kingdom.

    The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

    The Queen Consort, Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, this morning received Ms. Manjit Minhas upon assuming her appointment as Honorary Lieutenant Colonel.

    Lieutenant Colonel Scott Moody (Commanding Officer) and Chief Warrant Officer Jeff Johnston (Regimental Sergeant Major) were present.

    Her Majesty was subsequently presented with the Canadian Forces' Decoration.

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

  • 1 February 2023

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, today held Meetings.

    The Countess of Wessex this afternoon departed from London City Airport, London, for the Netherlands and was received this evening upon arrival at Rotterdam the Hague Airport by His Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Her Excellency Mrs. Joanna Roper).

    Mr. Alexander Stonor and Mrs. Angus Galletley are in attendance.

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