Daily Record: April 9th, 2014


Windsor Castle

The President of Ireland, accompanied by The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment), this morning viewed the Colours of former disbanded Irish Regiments at Windsor Castle.

The President of Ireland and Mrs Sabina Higgins afterwards visited University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1, and were received by the Chairman of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Mr Richard Murley) and Professor Katherine Fenton (Chief Nurse, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

His Excellency and Mrs Higgins, escorted by Sir Robert Naylor (Chief Executive University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), toured the Elderly Medicine Ward and the Hyper Acute-Stroke Unit, and met patients and current and former members of staff and members of the Irish Community who have worked in the National Health Service.

The President of Ireland this afternoon visited the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1, and was received by the Vice President and Physical Secretary (Professor John Pethica).

The President met research fellows and young scientists to mark the British-Irish Partnership between the Royal Society and Science Foundation Ireland, and viewed items relating to Ireland from the Society’s col- lection.

His Excellency addressed those present.

The President of Ireland this afternoon visited No 10 Downing Street and had talks with the Prime Minister and remained to Luncheon.

The President and Mrs Higgins afterwards attended a Youth Workshop, “Take Charge of Change Together”, incorporating Gaisce – The President’s Award, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the “Being Young and Irish” Campaign at City Hall, London SE1, and were received by the Mayor of London (Mr Boris Johnson), the Vice Chairman of the British Youth Council (Mr Solomon Curtis), the Chief Executive of Gaisce – The President’s Award (Mr John Concannon) and the Chief Executive of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Mr Peter Westgarth).

His Excellency addressed those present and presented special Gold Awards to young people from Northern Ireland as part of Gaisce – The President’s Award and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Rt Hon Nicholas Clegg MP (Leader of the Liberal Democrats) later called upon The President at Buckingham Palace.

The President of Ireland and Mrs Higgins this evening received an Address of Welcome and were entertained at a Banquet by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation at Guildhall.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present.

Mrs Higgins this afternoon visited the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 62-64 Gower St, London WC1.

Mrs Higgins afterwards gave a Luncheon to celebrate established and emerging Irish Fashion Design at the Embassy of Ireland.

The Queen, Patron, and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon attended a Recital in St George’s Chapel to commemorate the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Royal College of Organists and were received by the Dean of Windsor (the Right Reverend David Conner) and the President (Ms Catherine Ennis).

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales this morning visited J36 Rural Auction Centre, Milnthorpe, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria (Mrs Peter Hensman).

His Royal Highness, Patron, The Prince’s Countryside Fund, later attended the launch of the Tourism Initiative, the George Hotel, Devonshire Street, Penrith, Cumbria.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited the Northern Fells Group Rural Revival Initiative, Oddfellows Arms, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria.

His Royal Highness, Patron, later visited Hospice at Home West Cumbria, 10 Finkle Street, Workington, Cumbria.

The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited the London Book Fair, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5, and was received by Lady Arnold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon attended a Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Tea Party at Government House, Wellington, New Zealand.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal this morning visited How Hill Trust, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk (Mr Richard Jewson).

Her Royal Highness today visited Herbert Woods, Broads Haven, Potter Heigham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to mark its Sixtieth Anniversary.

The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Official Prison Visitors, this afternoon visited HM Prison Bure, Scottow, Norfolk.

Her Royal Highness later visited MyPlace, YMCA Norfolk, 62 Bethel Street, Norwich, Norfolk.

The Princess Royal, Court Assistant, the Fishmongers’ Company, this evening attended a Livery Dinner at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London EC4.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Army Medical Corps, this morning received Major General Jeremy Rowan upon assuming his appointment as Director.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, President, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this morning attended a Service of Commemoration for those who died in the First World War at the Cemetery in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

His Royal Highness this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Bulgaria.

Mr. Nicholas Marden was in attendance.

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