Daily Record: April 10th, 2014

COURT CIRCULAR

Windsor Castle

The President of Ireland and Mrs Sabina Higgins this morning visited Food Animal Initiative Farms Limited, the Krebs Field Station, Wytham, Oxford, and were received by Brigadier Nigel Mogg (Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire) and the Managing Director (Mr M Gooding).

The President and Mrs Higgins toured the farm and viewed sustainability initiatives and met members of staff and representatives from partner organisations.

The President of Ireland and Mrs Higgins afterwards visited Park House Stables, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire, and were received by Mr and Mrs Andrew Balding.

The President and Mrs Higgins toured the Yard, viewed horses in training and met trainers, jockeys and representatives of the Racing industry.

His Excellency and Mrs Higgins were entertained to Luncheon by Mr and Mrs Andrew Balding.

The President of Ireland and Mrs Higgins this afternoon attended a Northern Ireland-themed Reception given by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle.

The President and Mrs Higgins this evening attended “Ceiliúradh” (”Celebration”), an Irish Cultural Evening Concert, at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7, and were received by the Ambassador of Ireland (His Excellency Mr Daniel Mulhall).

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Egham and Thorpe Royal Agricultural and

Horticultural Association, this evening attended a Dinner at Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, and was received by Mr Andrew Wates (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey).

Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today carried out the following engagements in New Zealand.

Their Royal Highnesses this morning laid a wreath at Blenheim War Memorial and Clock Tower.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon attended a World War One Commemoration and Flying Day at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim.

Later His Royal Highness, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Government House, Wellington.

The Duke of Cambridge afterwards received the Hon David Cunliffe MP (Leader of the Opposition) at Government House.

His Royal Highness subsequently received the Rt Hon John Key MP (Prime Minister of New Zealand).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended a State Reception given by the Governor-General and Lady Mateparae at Government House.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York this morning visited participants in “Gloucestershire Echo’s” Apprenticeship Award Scheme at Launchpad, International Drive, Tewkesbury, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (Dame Janet Trotter).

His Royal Highness this afternoon opened the Naval Service Recovery Pathway at HM Naval Base Devonport.

The Duke of York this evening attended the book launch of “the Reign of King George II 1727-1760” at St James’s Palace.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, Patron, Scotland’s Churches Trust, this morning received Dr Brian Fraser upon relinquishing his appointment as Co-Director and Mr Stuart Beattie upon assuming the appointment.

Mr Robin Blair (Chairman) was present

Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Corps of Signals, received Lieutenant General Robert Baxter upon relinquishing his appointment as Master of Signals and Major General Nicholas Pope upon assuming the appointment.

The Princess Royal, Court Assistant, the Fishmongers’ Company, later attended a Court Meeting and Luncheon at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London EC4.

Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this morning attended the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch in support of ABF the Soldiers’ Charity at Guildhall, London EC2.

His Royal Highness, President, this evening presented the British Expertise International Awards at the Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, London W1.

The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, this evening attended a Dinner at Roehampton Club, Roehampton Lane, London SW15.

The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Freeman and Liveryman, and The Duchess of Gloucester, Liveryman, the Vintners’ Company, were represented by Mr. Anthony Sykes (Master) at the Memorial Service for the Life of Mr. Michael Cox (former Master) which was held in Southwark Cathedral, London SE1, this afternoon.

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