The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning arrived at Ystrad Mynach Railway Station and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent (Mr Simon Boyle).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness drove to International Greetings UK Limited, Penallta Industrial Estate, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, and were received by the First Minister of the Welsh Government (the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM), the Founder and Non-Executive Director of International Greetings Plc (Mr Anders Hedlund) and the Mayor of Caerphilly (Councillor Michael Gray).
The Queen, escorted by Mr Jonathan Barrell (Manufacturing Director, International Greetings UK), and The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by Mr Lance Burn (Managing Director), toured the Print Hall and Display Showroom, viewing equipment and products and meeting members of staff.
Her Majesty officially opened the new printing press facility.
The Queen, Patron, and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards visited the United World College of the Atlantic, St Donat’s Castle, Llantwit Major, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan (Dr David Beck), the Chairman of the Governors (Mr Stephen Cox), the Principal (Mr John Walmsley) and the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan (Councillor Margaret Wilkinson).
Her Majesty, escorted by the Chairman, and His Royal Highness, escorted by the Principal, listened to a performance by the a capella choir in Bradenstoke Hall, viewed displays of students’ project work, and met students, members of staff, governors and supporters in the Great Hall.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Sir Hugh Cortazzi (formerly Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir John Whitehead (formerly Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Japan) which was held in the Order of the British Empire Chapel, St Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4, this afternoon.
The Duke of Gloucester was represented by Sir David Warren.
The Duke of Kent was represented by Mr. Nicholas Marden.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of Trustees, The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, this morning attended The Prince Philip Trust Race Day at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Transaid, this morning visited the Multimodal Exhibition 2014 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, and was received by Mr David Bradnock (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Spinal Injuries Association, this afternoon attended the Fortieth Anniversary Charity Race Day at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Livability, this evening held a Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon visited the Woodland Trust, Kempton Way, Dysart Road, Grantham, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire (Mr. Anthony Worth).
His Royal Highness, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, later opened Apple Trees Care and Reablement Centre, Arlington Gardens, off Springfield Road, Grantham.
The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Sue Ryder – Thorpe Hall Hospice Appeal, this afternoon visited Thorpe Hall Hospice, Thorpe Road, Longthorpe, Peterborough, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (Mr. Hugh Duberly).
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, afterwards unveiled the Computerised Tomography Scanner at Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this afternoon attended the Grand Lodge’s Annual Investiture and Grand Festival at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2, and afterwards at the Grand Connaught Rooms, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra, President, Sightsavers, this morning attended the United Arab Emirates Conference on Saving Sight, Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.