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  • 30 June 2019

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    Divine Service was held in Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, this morning.

    The Reverend Neil Gardner preached the Sermon.

  • 30 June 2019

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Lord Claud Hamilton to be a Page of Honour to Her Majesty in succession to the Hon. Augustus Stanhope.

  • 29 June 2019

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, drove to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, to mark the Parliament's Twentieth Anniversary and was received at Queensberry House by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Francis Ross, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost), the Rt. Hon. Kenneth Mackintosh MSP (Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament) and the Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP (First Minister of the Scottish Government).

    The Presiding Officer welcomed Her Majesty and His Royal Highness and The Queen was graciously pleased to address the Scottish Parliament.

    Members of the Scottish Parliament subsequently addressed the Parliament and the Presiding Officer closed the Session of Parliament.

    A Guard of Honour was found by The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the High Constables of the Palace of Holyroodhouse were on duty.

  • 28 June 2019

    Palace Of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen this morning visited Greenfaulds High School, Auchenkilns Road, Cumbernauld, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire (Rear Admiral Michael Gregory) and Councillor Thomas Castles (Depute Provost of North Lanarkshire).

    Her Majesty viewed an exhibition on the history of Cumbernauld and met teachers and members of staff, before viewing a performance by North Lanarkshire Schools' Pipe Band.

    The Queen afterwards listened to a Gaelic poetry recital by a pupil from Condorrat Primary School and a Gaelic song by pupils of East Dunbartonshire String Ensemble.

    Her Majesty this afternoon arrived at 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).

    A Guard of Honour found by F Company, Scots Guards, under the command of Major Thomas Mortensen, was mounted in the Forecourt.

    Later The Queen was received in the Forecourt by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh 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.

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

  • 27 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Excellency Ms. Pengiran Rooslina Weti Pengiran Kamaludin was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam in London.

    His Excellency Mr. Hugo Guiliani Cury 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 Dominican Republic to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Laura Messina was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    The President of the Republic of Iraq and Dr. Salih visited The Queen this afternoon.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Right Reverend James Newcome (Clerk of the Closet and Bishop of Carlisle) at the Memorial Service for the Right Reverend the Lord Habgood (formerly Archbishop of York) which was held in York Minster this morning.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by the Right Reverend James Jones.

    The Duke of York was represented by the Earl of Halifax.

    The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Sir William Worsley, Bt..

  • 26 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The following were received in audience by The Queen today and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mr. Andrew Soper (the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) and Mr. Gareth Ward (the Socialist Republic of Vietnam).

    Mrs. Soper and Mrs. Ward were also received by Her Majesty.

    The following were received in audience by The Queen upon their appointment as British High Commissioners: Mr. David Ward (Solomon Islands) and Ms. Joanna Lomas (the Republic of Rwanda).

    Mr. Christopher Finucane was also received by Her Majesty.

    Mrs. Nuala McGourty was received by The Queen upon relinquishing her appointment as Retail Director, Royal Collection Enterprises.

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

  • 25 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    His Excellency Mr. Wegger Strommen 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 Kingdom of Norway to the Court of St. James's.

    The Reverend Dr. Cecilie Jorgensen Strommen was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Mohammad Nafees Zakaria was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in London.

    Mrs. Zakaria was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Air Staff.

    Her Majesty gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace this evening to celebrate the work of local faith and belief groups in promoting community cohesion.

    The Duchess of Gloucester was present.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Earl Peel (Lord Chamberlain) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of the Baroness Trumpington (formerly Baroness in Waiting) which was held in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, today.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were represented by the Marquess of Salisbury KG.

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

    The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Mr. Nicholas Marden.

    Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by Major Charles Macfarlane.

  • 22 June 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

    Mr. Nigel Atkinson (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire) was present at Farnborough Airport this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Iraq and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 21 June 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

    The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, The Rifles, this afternoon received General Sir Nicholas Carter upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel Commandant and General Patrick Sanders upon assuming the appointment.

  • 20 June 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

    Her Majesty was represented by the Lord Armstrong of Ilminster (formerly Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of the Lord Heywood of Whitehall (formerly Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service) which was held in Westminster Abbey today.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by the Lord Wilson of Dinton.

    The Duke of York was represented by the Baroness Fairhead.