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  • 12 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths' Own), today received Brigadier Andrew Hughes upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel and Colonel Richard Charrington upon assuming the appointment and Lieutenant Colonel Henry Searby upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Adam Foden upon assuming the appointment.

    Her Majesty received the Bishop of Derby (the Right Reverend Elizabeth Lane) who did homage upon her appointment.

    The Bishop of Carlisle (Clerk of the Closet) was in attendance.

  • 11 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of York, this afternoon attended the Commonwealth Day Observance Service in Westminster Abbey and was received by the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall) and the Chairman of the Council of Commonwealth Societies (the Lord Howell of Guildford).

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also present.

  • 7 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen this morning opened the Smith Centre at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa) and the Chairman of the Science Museum Group (Dame Mary Archer).

    Her Majesty toured the Centre, escorted by Sir Ian Blatchford (Director of the Science Museum Group), viewing schoolchildren conducting scientific activities and meeting supporters, members of staff and those connected with the Museum, before sending an Instagram post.

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

  • 6 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The President of the Republic of Cyprus and Mrs. Anastasiades visited The Queen today.

    His Excellency Mr. Aunese Makoi Simati was received by The Queen this afternoon upon his appointment as High Commissioner for Tuvalu in London.

    Mrs. Simati was also received by Her Majesty.

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

  • 5 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace this morning to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Princess Royal, The Earl and Countess of Snowdon and the Lady Sarah and Mr. Daniel Chatto were present.

  • 4 March 2019

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Lord Geidt to be a Permanent Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty with effect from 4th March, 2019.

  • 3 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Mr. Vincent Thompson (Deputy Lieutenant of Essex) was present at London Stansted Airport this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Cyprus and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 1 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen was represented by General Sir Roger Wheeler (formerly Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp General) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of General Sir Charles Huxtable (formerly Aide-de-Camp General) which was held in York Minster this afternoon.

    The Duke of York was represented by Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter.

  • 28 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The President of the Republic of Slovenia visited The Queen today.

    Her Majesty, Captain General, The Honourable Artillery Company, afterwards received General Sir Richard Barrons upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel Commandant and Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders upon assuming the appointment.

    The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The Crown Prince were invited to Luncheon with The Queen.

    The Princess Royal was present.

  • 27 February 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Sir Dominick Chilcott was received by The Queen today upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey.

    Lady Chilcott was also received by Her Majesty.

    Sir David Manning was received by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment as Special Advisor to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

    The Lord Carrington and the Hon. Virginia Carington were received by Her Majesty and delivered up the Insignia of the Order of the Garter worn by their father, the late Lord Carrington.

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

    The Baroness Rawlings (Baroness in Waiting) was present at Royal Air Force Northolt this morning upon the Arrival of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and welcomed Their Majesties on behalf of The Queen.

    The Baroness Manzoor (Baroness in Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Slovenia and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.