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  • 8 June 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was Trooped.

    The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards), The Duke of York (Colonel, Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    Her Majesty was attended by Major General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Benjamin Bathurst (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse), Colonel Toby Browne, Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Captain Jocelyn Bucknall (Coldstream Guards, Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Colonel Crispin Lockhart (Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The Procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel Guy Stone, Welsh Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Piers Ashfield, Grenadier Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, accompanied by the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    On the conclusion of the Parade, Her Majesty drove in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Harry Wallace, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Thomas Seccombe (The Life Guards), and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.

    On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force, led by Squadron Leader Daniel Shaw, Royal Air Force, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

    Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Major Edward Shanklyn.

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and welcomed Her Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 29 May 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    Professor Dame Carol Ann Duffy was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing her appointment as Poet Laureate in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

    Mr. Simon Armitage was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and upon his appointment as Poet Laureate in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

    The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, Le Royal 22e Regiment (of Canada), received Lieutenant-General Richard Evraire (Colonel).

    Her Majesty, accompanied by The Duke of Sussex, this afternoon received captains of the teams participating in the International Cricket Council World Cup.

    The Queen gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    The Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

    The Bands of the Royal Marines (Portsmouth) and the Royal Air Force College played selections of music during the afternoon.

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

  • 18 April 2019

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, accompanied by Princess Eugenie, this morning attended the Maundy Service in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, at which Her Majesty distributed the Royal Maundy.

    The Queen and Her Royal Highness were received at the North Door of the Chapel by the Dean of Windsor (the Right Reverend David Conner).

    The Right Reverend Dr. John Inge (Lord High Almoner) and the Reverend Canon Paul Wright (Sub-Almoner) were present.

    The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty.

    Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness this afternoon joined representatives of the Chapel and the Royal Almonry at a Reception in the Deanery.

  • 21 March 2019

    Buckingham Palace

    The Duke of York, Patron, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, accompanied by Princess Eugenie of York, this morning opened the Stanmore Building, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex.

    His Royal Highness, Founder, [email protected], this afternoon held a Strategy Meeting.

    The Duke of York, Patron, this evening held a Dinner for Constructionarium at Buckingham Palace.

  • 12 October 2018

    Buckingham Palace

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were present at the Marriage of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank which was solemnized in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, this morning.

    The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, with Princess Beatrice of York (attending the Bride), The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and other Members of the Royal Family were also present.