Daily Record: November 27th, 2015


San Anton Palace, Malta

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning drove to the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, and were received by The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Hon Dr Joseph Muscat (Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta) and His Excellency Mr Kamalesh Sharma (Commonwealth Secretary-General), before being joined by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Her Majesty, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses, opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, afterwards attended a Reception at San Anton Palace for new Commonwealth Heads of Government.

Mr Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations) was received by The Queen.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening gave a Dinner for Commonwealth Heads of Government at the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Valletta, at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were present.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and First Friend, Friends of St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, this morning attended a Service of Thanksgiving in the Cathedral followed by a Reception for the Friends of the Cathedral and the Royal Naval Officers’ Association.

His Royal Highness, Founder and Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association, with The President of the Republic of Malta (Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Malta) this afternoon attended a Luncheon held by the Friends of the Award (Malta) at Casino Maltese, Republic Street, Valletta.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General, Royal Marines, was represented by Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton at the Memorial Service for Major General John Chester which was held at the Church of St Lawrence Jewry-next-Guildhall, London EC2, this afternoon.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited the Out of the Blue, Prince of Wales Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards exhibition at the Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa, Malta.

His Royal Highness afterwards attended a Meeting at the Maritime Museum with representatives of the Commonwealth Secretariat Youth Directorate. The Prince of Wales later attended the Special Executive Session on Climate Action at the Malta Golden Sands Hotel, Mellieha.

His Royal Highness today received the Prime Ministers of Canada, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Cyprus.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, Booktrust, this morning visited the Agra Mieghi (Read With Me) literacy project and attended a school fair at St Thomas More College Primary School, Zejtun.

Her Royal Highness afterwards attended a Reception for veterans, sea scouts and Armed Forces personnel, given by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Malta (Mr Robert Luke) at the Residence in Valletta.

Buckingham Palace

The Earl and Countess of Wessex this afternoon visited Hunstanton Primary School, Collingwood Road, Hunstanton, and were received by the Countess of Romney (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk).

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, Royal Patron, London Scottish Football Club, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this afternoon attended a St Andrew’s Day Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited HeartSine Technologies, 203 Airport Road, West Belfast, and was received by Sir Nigel Hamilton (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast).

His Royal Highness afterwards visited the Green Flag Eco-Schools of Northern Ireland at Forge Integrated Primary School, 20 Carolan Road, Belfast, and was received by Dr Nigel Carr (Deputy Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast).

The Duke of Gloucester today visited Ulster University Belfast School of Architecture, 25-51 York Street, Belfast, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast (Mrs Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle).

The Duchess of Gloucester this morning departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Belgium and was received this afternoon upon arrival at Brussels Airport by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium (Her Excellency Miss Alison Rose).

Her Royal Highness, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, later attended the Davis Cup Final between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter 1, Ghent.

Mrs Michael Wigley is in attendance.

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