The Queen, Freeman, the Worshipful Company of Drapers, today opened Drapers’ Academy, Harold Hill, Romford, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer), the Chairman of Governors (Major General Adrian Lyons), the Master Draper (the Lady Victoria Leatham) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Havering (Councillor Lynden Thorpe).
Her Majesty toured the Academy, escorted by the Principal (Mr Matthew Slater), visiting the Sports Hall, where schoolchildren were engaged in sporting activities, and the Science Laboratories, where students were conducting experiments, and met students and teachers, before meeting representatives from the Worshipful Company of Drapers, Academy Governors and staff.
The Queen listened to a performance by the Academy Choir, before the Principal announced the naming of the Diamond Jubilee Hall.
Her Majesty was subsequently entertained to Luncheon by the Chairman of Governors.
By command of The Queen, Mr Charles Gray (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Dr Oskaras Jusys at 2 Bessborough Gardens, London SW1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Lithuania to the Court of St James’s.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Soil Association, this morning received Mrs Helen Browning (Chief Executive, the Soil Association) and Professor Charles Godfray (Chairman, Steering Committee of the Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme).
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Visitor, Cranfield University, this morning officially opened the renovated headquarters and renamed the building Kent House, Cranfield, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (Mrs Helen Nellis).
His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Luton Aquatic Centre, Hitchin Road, Luton, Bedfordshire.
The Duke of Kent, President, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, this evening attended the Friday Evening Lecture at 21 Albemarle Street, London W1.