The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today continued the visit to the North West of England to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and were received by Her Majesty’s LordLieutenant of Cheshire (Mr David Briggs).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness drove to Chester Zoo and were received by the Director General, North of England Zoological Society (Dr Mark Pilgrim) and the Lord Mayor of Chester (Councillor Eleanor Johnson).
The Queen opened the Zoo’s Diamond Jubilee Quarter and subsequently toured the Zoo by Monorail and visited the Rhino Paddock, escorted by the Director General, whilst The Duke of Edinburgh toured the Zoo by Monorail and visited the Elephant Enclosure, escorted by Mrs Barbara Smith (Managing Director, North of England Zoological Society).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards visited Orford Jubilee Park, Hallfields Road, Warrington, Cheshire, and were received by the Mayor of Warrington (Councillor Michael Biggin).
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh toured the Park in the State Range Rover, viewing activities taking place, before meeting community representatives for Sports Kids for Orford Park and Orford Neighbourhood Enterprise, and viewing activities taking place on the sports field.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, escorted respectively by the Leader of Warrington Borough Council (Councillor Terence O’Neill) and the Mayor of Warrington, viewed an exhibition of the history of the site and the story of Warrington, before the President of the Students’ Union (Mr Dechlan Jarrett) presented a Loyal Address to The Queen from the University of Chester.
Her Majesty subsequently officially opened Orford Jubilee Park and His Royal Highness buried a Time Capsule.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in St Nicholas Place, Liverpool, this afternoon and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside (Dame Lorna Muirhead).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness undertook a short Driveabout in the State Range Rover before arriving at Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were received by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool (Councillor Francis Prendergast) and the Mayor of Liverpool (Mr J. Anderson, before embarking in the amphibious Yellow Duckmarine for a short water tour around Salthouse and Albert Dock.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness subsequently met Mayors from the area before being entertained to Luncheon at Merseyside Maritime Museum by the Chairman, National Museums Liverpool (Professor Phillip Redmond).
The Duke of Edinburgh, formerly Chancellor, University of Cambridge, was represented by the Lord Wilson of Dinton (Master of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lord St John of Fawsley (former Master of Emmanuel College) which was held in St Margaret’s Church Westminster Abbey, London SW1, today.
The Prince of Wales was represented by the Lord Luce.
The Duke of Kent was represented by Mr Nicolas Adamson.
Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy was represented by the Lord Crathorne.
The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, this morning held a Meeting at Clarence House.
His Royal Highness this afternoon gave a Reception at Clarence House for Members of Parliament.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, this evening held a Reception for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Gardens Scheme Charitable Trust.
The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival, this morning visited Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, and was received by Her Majesty’s LordLieutenant of Gloucestershire (Dame Janet Trotter).
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Prince Henry of Wales, Patron, Sentebale, this morning took part in the Oil Aid 2012 Football Tournament at Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge, London SW6.
The Duke of York, Patron, The Duke of York’s Community Initiative, and Patron, York Minster Fund, this morning visited the York Wheel in the grounds of the Royal York Hotel, York, and was received by Colonel Edward York (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire).
His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot), afterwards presented operational service medals to members of the 4th Battalion at York Racecourse.
The Duke of York this afternoon visited Burberry Limited, Albion Street, Castleford, and was received by Mr Timothy Hare (Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire).
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Vision Treloar Project, this morning opened the new Holybourne Campus, Treloar School and College, Holybourne, Alton, and was received by Mr Damon de Laszlo (Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire).
Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited the Therapy Garden, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, and was received by Mr C. W. Biddell (Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey).
The Princess Royal today carried out the following engagements in Greece.
Her Royal Highness, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, this morning visited the Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece, P. Kanellopouou 10 Goudi, Athens.
The Princess Royal, President, later presented the City and Guilds of London Institute Awards at a Reception at the Residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic.
Her Royal Highness was received by The President of the Hellenic Republic this afternoon at the Presidential Palace, Herodou Attikou Street, Athens.
The Princess Royal afterwards attended a Reception for the British business and shipping community given by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic at the Yacht Club of Greece, 18 Karagiorgi Servias Street, Piraeus.
Her Royal Highness subsequently visited the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, 2nd Merarchias and Aktis Moutsopoulou, Piraeus.
The Princess Royal afterwards visited the Battleship Averof in Piraeus and was received by the Chief of the Hellenic Navy (Vice Admiral Kosmas Christidis).
Her Royal Highness, Member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the British Olympic Association, this evening received the Olympic Flame on behalf of London 2012 at the Handover Ceremony in the Panathenaic Stadium, Athens.
The Princess Royal, Member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the British Olympic Association, afterwards attended the London 2012 Handover Reception given by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic at the Residence.
The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon presented the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Annual Awards at the Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2.
The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Civil Service Sports Council, this afternoon attended the 10 Kilometre Diamond Jubilee Challenge in Battersea Park, London SW11.
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The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, today received Brigadier Trevor Minter upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of the Regiment and Brigadier David Paterson upon assuming the appointment.