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  • 1 May 2013

    Windsor Castle

    The President of the United Arab Emirates this afternoon visited No. 10 Downing Street and had talks with the Prime Minister. The President, accompanied by The Duke of York, afterwards visited Westminster Abbey where His Highness laid a Wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. The President of the United Arab Emirates subsequently attended a Meeting with The Prince of Wales at Clarence House. The President of the United Arab Emirates, with the United Arab Emirates Suite in attendance, then concluded the State Visit to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, this morning presented Operational Medals to One Close Support Battalion at Catterick Garrison, Yorkshire.

  • 1 May 2013

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York this afternoon gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the State Visit of The President of the United Arab Emirates to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

  • 30 April 2013

    Windsor Castle

    The President of the United Arab Emirates arrived at Windsor Castle today on a State Visit to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The Duke of York welcomed His Highness on behalf of Her Majesty in Richmond and travelled by car to the Royal Dais in Datchet Road, Windsor, where The President of the United Arab Emirates was met by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The President of the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Duke of York, drove in a Carriage Procession to Windsor Castle with a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry. Gun Salutes were fired in the Home Park (Private) by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and from the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company. A Guard of Honour was provided at Windsor Castle by the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who later marched past. The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery marched past and the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry ranked past. Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a State Luncheon this afternoon in honour of The President of the United Arab Emirates at which The Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex were present. The following had the honour of being invited: Suite of The President of the United Arab Emirates: Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs), Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court), Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (President of the Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai), Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khaled Al Qasimi (Minister of International Co-operation and Development), His Excellency Dr. Anwar Mohammad Gargash (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs), His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber (Minister of State - Member of the Cabinet), His Excellency Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi (Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs), His Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak (Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority), Major General Essa Saif Mohammed Al Mazrouei (Deputy Chief of Staff, Armed Forces) and His Excellency Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee (United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United Kingdom). Specially attached in attendance upon The President of the United Arab Emirates: The Viscount Brookeborough (Lord in Waiting) and Mr. Dominic Jermey (Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi). The Diplomatic Corps: His Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait. The Cabinet: The Prime Minister (the Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP), the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (the Rt. Hon. William Hague MP), the Secretary of State for Defence (the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP), the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (the Rt. Hon. Dr. Vincent Cable MP) and the Leader of the House of Lords (the Lord Hill of Oareford). Special Invitations: His Excellency Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi (Vice Chairman of TAQA Global), His Excellency Nasser Ahmed Al Sowaidi (Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development), Her Excellency Dr. Maha Taysir Barakat (Director-General Health Authority - Abu Dhabi), Mr. Homaid Al Shemmari (Executive Director of Mubadala Aerospace), the Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker MP (Minister of State for Climate Change), Mr. Samir Brikho (Chair, United Kingdom-United Arab Emirates Business Council), Mr. Andrew Brown (Executive Director Upstream International, Royal Dutch Shell plc), Mr. Alistair Burt MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Sir Roger Carr, Mr. Simon Collins, Sir Kim Darroch, Mr. Martin Davidson, the Lord Darzi of Denham, Mr. Robert Dudley, Mr. Philip Dunne MP, Mr. Simon Fraser, the Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, the Lord Howard of Lympne, Mr. Christopher Hyman, Mr. Ian King, Mr. Neil MacGregor, Mr. Mouzan Majidi, the Lord Marland of Odstock, Lieutenant General Simon Mayall, Mr. Andrew McNaughton, the Rt. Hon. Edward Miliband MP, Sir Keith O'Nions, Mr. Alan Parker, Sir John Peace, General Sir David Richards, Sir Simon Robertson, Sir John Sawers and the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.

  • 28 April 2013

    Windsor Castle

    The Duke of Edinburgh this morning arrived at Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, from Canada. Squadron Leader Dale White RAF was in attendance. The Viscount Brookeborough (Lord in Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the United Arab Emirates and welcomed His Highness on behalf of The Queen.