Daily Record: July 14th, 2010

COURT CIRCULAR

Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning opened the Plainstanes at the Midsteeple, Dumfries, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries (Mrs John Tulloch) and the Convener of Dumfries and Galloway Council (Mrs Patsy Gilroy).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards walked along the High Street.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon attended a Civic Reception at Easterbrook Hall, the Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, and were received by the Chairman of the Crichton Trust (Mrs Hilary Grieve).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were entertained to Luncheon subsequently by the Convenor of Dumfries and Galloway Council at Easterbrook Hall.

The Queen afterwards visited Wallets Marts, New Market Street, Castle Douglas, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright (Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross) and the Chairman of the Board of Directors (Mr Tom Gillespie).

Her Majesty, escorted by Mr Robin Anderson (Managing Director, Wallets Marts), toured the mart, viewing displays of sheep shearing and prize livestock and meeting members of Castle Douglas Food Town.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later visited the Harbour Square, Kirkcudbright, and, having been received by Mr Colin Warden (Deputy Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright), toured the Harbour, viewing an art exhibition and meeting local food producers and representatives from local tourism organisations.

The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited Howie Forest Products Limited, Kenmuir Sawmill, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.

By command of The Queen, Mr Charles Gray (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr Alexis Lautenberg at 21 Bryanston Square, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Swiss Confederation to the Court of St James’s.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, this afternoon attended and addressed the “Deal or No Deal?” International Climate Change Agreement Conference at St James’s Palace.

His Royal Highness afterwards received Miss Connie Hedegaard (European Commissioner for Climate Action).

The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, this evening attended a Reception for the “Deal or No Deal?” International Climate Change Agreement Conference at St James’s Palace.

The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon gave a Reception for the 9/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) at Clarence House.

St James’s Palace

Prince Henry of Wales, Honorary Air Commandant, today visited Royal Air Force Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, this morning visited Ardmel Automation and Keela, Nasmyth Road, Southfield Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Fife (Mrs Brian Dean).

His Royal Highness, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, afterwards visited James Donaldson and Sons, Haig Business Centre, Balgonie Road, Markinch, Fife.

The Duke of York, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, this afternoon visited Glencadam Distillery, Brechin, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Angus (Mrs James Osborne).

His Royal Highness, Patron, later visited Royal Montrose Golf Club, Montrose, Angus, to mark the Club’s Bicentenary.

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex this morning opened Biggin Hill Memorial Library and Pool, Church Road, Biggin Hill, Kent, and was received by Colonel Robert Murfin (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Lunch for young people at Old Palace, Bromley Civic Centre, Rochester Avenue, Bromley, Kent.

The Earl of Wessex subsequently visited the Thyme Out Project and met participants in the grounds of Old Palace, Bromley Civic Centre.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, Patron, Northern Lighthouse Board, this morning visited the Bell Rock Lighthouse Bicentennial Exhibition, “Life on the Rock” at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh, and was received by Her Majesty’s Acting Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire (Mrs Joyce Mackie).

Her Royal Highness, President, World Horse Welfare, this afternoon visited Belwade Farm to commemorate its Twentieth Anniversary, Dess, Aboyne, and was received by Mr James Ingleby (Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire).

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children UK, later opened FirstGroup plc Global Headquarters, 395 King Street, Aberdeen, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen (Councillor Peter Stephen, the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, this evening attended a Diamond Jubilee Reception at City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor George Grubb, the Rt Hon the Lord Provost).

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon departed Heathrow Airport, London, for Germany.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, this morning departed Heathrow Airport, London, for Afghanistan.

Captain Simon Ramsay is in attendance.

Appendix to Court Circular

The Queen has been pleased, on the recommendation of the Captain, to appoint Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Blackmore to be one of Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms upon the retirement of Major Peter Johnson.

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