Daily Record: June 5th, 2014

COURT CIRCULAR

Hôtel de Charost, Rue du Faubourg St Honoré, Paris

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh left St Pancras International, London, this morning for the State Visit to France.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were received at the Station by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer), the Ambassador of the French Republic (His Excellency Mr Bernard Emié) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Camden (Councillor Jonathan Simpson).

Before departing by train, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this afternoon arrived at the Gare du Nord, Paris, and were received by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the French Republic (His Excellency Sir Peter Ricketts) and Mr Laurent Stéfanini (Head of Protocol at the Élysée Palace).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh drove to the Residence of Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Paris where Her Majesty held an Investiture this afternoon.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later drove to the Arc de Triomphe and were received by The President of the French Republic.

Her Majesty inspected the Guard of Honour and afterwards, with The President, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and relit the Flame.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The President of the French Republic, drove in a Ceremonial Procession to the Élysée Palace, with a Mounted Escort of the Republican Guard.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this evening attended The Queen’s Birthday Party Reception given by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the French Republic and Lady Ricketts in the garden of the Residence.

The following are in attendance: the Rt Hon William Hague MP (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), the Lady Susan Hussey, the Rt Hon Sir Christopher Geidt, Ms Samantha Cohen, Surgeon Captain David Hett RN, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell and Mr James Roscoe.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this morning departed Royal Air Force Northolt for France.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Army Air Corps, and The Duchess of Cornwall, Royal Colonel, 4th Battalion The Rifles, this afternoon met veterans of the Glider Pilot Regiment at Pegasus Bridge, Normandy, and laid a wreath at the Glider Pilot Memorial.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall later visited 70th Power Boat Squadron and viewed powerboats involved in the Normandy Landings.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, and The Duchess of Cornwall afterwards attended a Lunch for veterans given by The Parachute Regiment at Ranville.

The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, on behalf of The Parachute Regiment, later presented a bust of Major Jack Watson MC to the Commune of Ranville at the Mairie.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Parachute Regiment, subsequently viewed a parachute drop by British, American, French and Canadian Armed Forces at Ranville.

The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, The Parachute Regiment, later attended a Memorial Service to commemorate the actions of Airborne Forces and the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion at la Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Parachute Regiment, this evening attended a Reception at Bréville-les-Monts.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, this afternoon met veterans and serving members of the Regiment and subsequently toured the Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Mr Simon Martin, Mrs Amanda MacManus, Miss Kristina Kyriacou, Miss Eva Omaghomi and Major David Bevan were in attendance.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York this morning visited Bayview School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, this afternoon attended a Reception for The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment) at Oakview Terrace, Aurora, Toronto.

The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment), later attended a Reception for and the Trooping of the new Guidon at Blue Barracks, Old Fort York, Toronto.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, this evening attended a Reception for The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment) at the National Club, Toronto.

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex was received in Warsaw this morning by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Poland (His Excellency Mr Robin Barnett).

His Royal Highness subsequently called upon The President of the Republic of Poland.

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, later visited the British School in Warsaw.

His Royal Highness this afternoon arrived at Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, from Poland.

Mr Timothy Roberts was in attendance.

The Countess of Wessex, President, the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, today attended the Royal Cornwall Show in Wadebridge and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall (Colonel Edward Bolitho).

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this morning attended a Drumhead Service at Southsea Common, Portsmouth, in commemoration of the Seventieth Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Dame Mary Fagan).

Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Admiral Laurence, this afternoon visited HMS MEDUSA alongside North Camber Jetty, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth.

The Princess Royal, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, later visited the South of England Show before attending the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex (Mrs Susan Pyper).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Vine Trust, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Reception at Home House, 20 Portman Square, London W1, to mark the journey of Medical Vessel Jubilee Hope to Lake Victoria.

The Princess Royal, Honorary Member, the Jockey Club, accompanied by Admiral Laurence, later attended a Dinner at the Orangery, Kensington Palace.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this morning named a renovated berth donated by the Freemasons’ Grand Charity in the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3.

Afterwards His Royal Highness was the Reviewing Officer at the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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