Daily Record: July 4th, 2013


Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, this morning visited The Royal Regiment of Scotland at Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh, and was received by the Colonel of the Regiment (Lieutenant General Andrew Graham).

Her Majesty was received on Parade Square with a Royal Salute before presenting a Pipe Banner to the Regiment.

The Royal Regiment of Scotland subsequently marched past The Queen.

Her Majesty this afternoon attended a Reception for the 1st Battalion and their families in the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess.

Afterwards The Queen was entertained to Luncheon in the Officers’ Mess by the Colonel of the Regiment.

Later, the Very Reverend John Cairns was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Very Reverend Professor Iain Torrance was received by The Queen upon assuming his appointment as Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales, President, Prime — Cymru, this afternoon received Mr Stephen Pegge (Chairman) and Mr David Pugh (Chief Executive).

His Royal Highness, President, Prime — Cymru, afterwards held a Reception.

The Prince of Wales later received the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM (First Minister, National Assembly for Wales).

The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited Loans and Savings Abertawe Credit Union Limited, 139 Walter Road, Swansea, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan (Mr Byron Lewis).

Her Royal Highness, President, the Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust, later visited Maggie’s South West Wales, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Lane, Swansea.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot), this afternoon attended a parade in Münster, Germany, to mark the withdrawal of British Forces.

Lieutenant Commander Michael Hutchinson RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Royal Bencher, the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, this afternoon attended a Garden Party at Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2.

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex this morning visited the Aircraft Carrier Alliance at Rosyth Dockyard and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Fife (Mrs Brian Dean).

His Royal Highness, Patron, National Youth Orchestras of Scotland, this afternoon attended Summer Rehearsals at Strathallan School, Forgandenny, Perthshire, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross (Brigadier Melville Jameson).

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, later attended a Reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal today visited Orkney and was received by Captain William Spence (Vice Lord-Lieutenant).

Her Royal Highness this morning visited the renovated Gable End Theatre, Lyness, Hoy.

The Princess Royal later opened Stromness Primary School, Garson, Stromness.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the new swimming pool and squash courts at the Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall.

The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, and Patron, the United Kingdom Pony Club, afterwards visited Orkney Riding Centre, St Ola, Kirkwall.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal Scots Club, this evening attended the Ninetieth Anniversary Reception and took the salute at Beating Retreat in Queen Street Gardens, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Donald Wilson, the Rt Hon the Lord Provost).

Kensington Palace 

The Duke of Gloucester, President, British Expertise, this morning received Mr Michael Blackburn upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr Graham Oliver upon assuming the appointment.

His Royal Highness today attended the Twenty Fifth Anniversary Premier Trophy Awards of the Painting and Decorating Association at Plaisterers’ Hall, 1 London Wall, London EC2.

St James’s Palace 

The Duke of Kent, President, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this morning received Air Chief Marshal Sir Joseph French (Vice Chairman).

His Royal Highness, Fellow, the Royal Society, afterwards visited the Summer Science Exhibition at 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

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