Hillsborough Castle, County Down
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre, Belfast, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast (Dame Mary Peters), the Rt Hon Peter Robinson MLA (First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly) and Councillor Nichola Mallon (Lord Mayor of Belfast).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness moved along the Governor’s Corridor, meeting representatives of the Northern Ireland Assembly, before meeting representatives from community organisations, local sporting organisations, schools, business leaders, faith leaders and local health professionals.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards visited the Hurst-MacQuitty Building, Titanic Quarter, Queens Road, Belfast, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast and Mr David Sterling (Permanent Secretary, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, accompanied by Mr David Benioff and Mr Dan Weiss (Executive Producers and Writers, Game of Thrones), toured the ‘A’ Stage, viewing weapons, costumes and properties and meeting the weapons master, property makers and costume designers, before viewing the “Game of Thrones’ “ throne and meeting producers, crew and actors.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited St George’s Market, 12-20 East Bridge Street, Belfast, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast and Mrs Suzanne Wylie (Chief Executive Designate, Belfast City Council).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, accompanied by the Chief Executive Designate and Mr John McGrillen (Director of Development, Belfast City Council), toured the market, viewing art and craft and food stalls and meeting stallholders. Afterwards The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained to Luncheon at Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast, by the Lord Mayor of Belfast and the City Council.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later attended an Afternoon Party in the garden of Hillsborough Castle and were received by the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland).
Mr Julian King (formerly Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland) was received by The Queen this evening upon relinquishing his appointment as Director General of the Northern Ireland Office when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
Mr Samuel Fitzsimons was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.
By command of The Queen, Mr Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr Volodymyr Khandogiy at 60 Holland Park, London W11, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from Ukraine to the Court of St James’s.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Canal and River Trust, this morning visited Etruria Industrial Museum, Lower Bedford Street, Stoke-on-Trent, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr Ian Dudson).
His Royal Highness, President, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, later visited Middleport Pottery, Port Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, and was received by Colonel Michael Beatty (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire).
The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Garden Society, and The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a Dinner at White’s, 37 St James’s Street, London SW1.
The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the Desert Rats 7th Armoured Division Thetford Forest Memorial Association, this afternoon visited the “Voices of the Desert” Exhibition, at La Galleria, Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1.
Prince Henry of Wales this morning visited Minas Tenis Clube, Rua Bahia, Lourdes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended the Fédération Internationale de Football Association 2014 Football World Cup Match between England and Costa Rica at Minas Gerais Stadium, Belo Horizonte.
The Duke of York this morning attended The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Semi Final at St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, and was received by Mr David McDonnell (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside).
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Luncheon for Entrepreneurs in the North West at St George’s Hall.
The Duke of York later visited the University of Liverpool.
His Royal Highness, Fellow, this evening attended a Royal Society Advisory Board Dinner at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.
The Earl of Wessex, President, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, this evening attended the Royal Norfolk Show Judges and Stewards Dinner at the Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Costessey, Norwich, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk (Mr Richard Jewson).
The Countess of Wessex this afternoon attended The Countess of Wessex Cup between 5th Battalion The Rifles and Royal Air Force Wittering, of which Her Royal Highness is Royal Colonel and Honorary Air Commodore respectively, and HMS DARING at HMS COLLINGWOOD, Fareham, Hampshire.
The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children UK, this afternoon attended a Summer Tea Party at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Intensive Care Society, this evening attended a Reception and Presentation on “Sepsis — Doing the Simple Things Better” at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, this evening chaired the Third Guards Club Dinner at Clothworkers’ Hall, Dunster Court, London EC3.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra, Patron, English National Opera, this evening attended a Concert to Celebrate the Life of The Earl of Harewood at the London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London WC2.