The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs Yudhoyono today commenced a State Visit in London to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke of York welcomed The President and Mrs Yudhoyono on behalf of The Queen at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1.
The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs Yudhoyono, accompanied by The Duke of York, drove to Horse Guards and were met by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs Yudhoyono, accompanied by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Duke of York, drove in a Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace with a Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry.
Gun Salutes were fired in Green Park by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.
Guards of Honour were provided at Horse Guards by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and at Buckingham Palace by F Company Scots Guards.
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 a Detachment of Household Cavalry were on duty.
The Queen presented The President of the Republic of Indonesia with the Insignia of an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
The President and Mrs Yudhoyono this afternoon drove to Westminster Abbey where His Excellency laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.
The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs Yudhoyono afterwards attended a Meeting with The Prince of Wales at Clarence House.
The Rt Hon Nicholas Clegg MP (Leader of the Liberal Democrats) later called upon The President at Buckingham Palace.
The Rt Hon Edward Milliband MP (Leader of the Opposition) subsequently called upon His Excellency.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a State Banquet this evening in honour of The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs Yudhoyono at which The Prince of Wales, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent were present.
The following had the honour of being invited:
Suite of The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs Yudhoyono:
His Excellency Mr Marzuki Ali (Speaker of the House of Representatives), His Excellency Mr Irman Gusman (Speaker of the House of Regional Representatives), His Excellency Dr Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Mrs Natalegawa, His Excellency Mr Sudi Silalahi (Minister of State Secretariat), His Excellency Mr Teuku Mohammad Hamzah Thayeb (Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia) and Mrs Thayeb, Mr Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Mr Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono (Sons of The President), and Mr Kustanto Widiatmoko (Private Secretary to The President).
Members of the Indonesian Delegation:
His Excellency Mr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto (Chairman of the Presidential Working Unit for Development Supervision and Control), His Excellency Mr Purnomo Yusgiantoro (Minister of Defence), His Excellency Mr Jero Wacik (Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources) and Mrs Wacik, His Excellency Mr M. S. Hidayat (Minister of Industry), His Excellency Mr Gita Irawan Wirjawan (Minister of Trade), His Excellency Mr M. Nuh (Minister of Education and Culture), Her Excellency Mrs Mari Elka Pangestu (Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy), Mr Chairul Tanjung (Chairman of the National Economic Committee), Mr Agun Gunandjar Sudarsa (Member of Parliament), Mr Muhamad Chatib Basri (Chairman of the Indonesian Investment Co-ordinating Board), Mr Suryo Bambang Sulisto (Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce), Mr Nanang Djuana Priadi (Chief of the Presidential Secretariat), Vice-Marshal Hadiyan Sumintaatmadja (Presidential Military Secretary), Ambassador Ahmad Rusdi (Chief of State Protocol of the Republic of Indonesia), Mr T. S. N. B. Hutabarat (Aide-de-Camp to The President) and Mrs Okti Cahyandari (Aide-de-Camp to the First Lady).
Specially attached to The President of the Republic of Indonesia and Mrs Yudhoyono:
The Lady Elton (Lady in Waiting), the Viscount Brookeborough (Lord in Waiting) and the Viscountess Brookeborough, Mr Mark Canning (Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia) and Mrs Canning, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Canale RN (Equerry in Waiting).
His Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait and Mrs AlDuwaisan, His Excellency the Ambassador of China and Mrs Hu Pinghua, His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan and Mrs Hiroko Hayashi, His Excellency the Ambassador of Vietnam and Mrs Nguyen Minh Hanh, and His Excellency the High Commissioner for Singapore and Mrs Patricia Jasudasen.
The Cabinet and Government:
The Prime Minister and Mrs Cameron, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (the Rt Hon William Hague MP), the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Hon Mrs Osborne, the Leader of the House of Lords and the Lady Strathclyde, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and the Lady McNally, the Secretary of State for International Development (the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP), the Minister of State for Universities and Science (the Rt Hon David Willetts MP) and the Hon Sarah Butterfield, and the Minister of State for Trade and Investment and the Lady Green of Hurstpierpoint.
The Lord Speaker (the Baroness D’Souza), the Lord and Lady Powell of Bayswater, the Lord and Lady Williams of Baglan, the Rt Hon Edward Milliband MP, the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress, General Sir David and Lady Richards, Admiral Sir Mark and Lady Stanhope, Sir Jeremy and Lady Heywood, Sir John and Lady Sawers, Sir Kim and Lady Darroch, Sir David and Lady Brown, Sir Christopher and Lady Gent, Professor Sir Patrick and Lady Bateson, Sir Graham and Lady Wynne, Sir David and Lady Brewer, Sir Henry Keswick, Sir Simon and Lady Robertson, Sir John and Lady Peace, Mr and Mrs Bernard Hogan-Howe, Mr and Mrs Charles Humfrey, Mr and Mrs Simon Fraser, Mr and Mrs Alex Dorrian, Mr and Mrs Robert Dudley, Mr Tom Williams, Mr and Mrs Ian Thomas, Mr and Mrs Richard Burge, Dr Annabel Gallop, Mr Richard Graham MP and Mrs Graham, Mr Robert Hardman, Mr and Mrs Nigel Hurst, Mr and Mrs Glen Moreno, Mr Richard Olver, Mrs. Ghea Panggabean and Mr Baskara Sukarya, Mr and Mrs Paul Polman, Ms Ann Puntis, Mr and Mrs Ivan Rogers, Ms Lucy Scott-Moncrieff and Mr Barry Stowe, and Professor and Mrs Eric Thomas.
The Prince of Wales this morning received Mr John Hayes MP (Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change) and Mr Matthew Hancock MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills and Education).
His Royal Highness, Patron, the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, later received Mr John Ashton (Co-founder and Director, Third Generation Environmentalism).
The Earl of Wessex, Honorary Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Canadians Challenge Charter for Business, this afternoon held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
His Royal Highness, Trustee, afterwards held a Meeting for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation.
The Princess Royal, President, Carers Trust, this morning attended a Carers’ Respite Day at Butlins Minehead Resort and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Lady Gass).
Her Royal Highness, Honorary Member, the Society of Merchant Venturers, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this afternoon attended a Reception at Merchants’ Hall, the Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol (Mrs John Prior).
The Princess Royal afterwards opened a new Police Station at the Bridewell, 1-2 Bridewell Street, Bristol.
Her Royal Highness later opened the West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Bradbury House, Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (Dame Janet Trotter).
Appendix to Court Circular
The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Canon Dr Robert Innes to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty in succession to the Reverend Canon Christine Farrington.