Daily Record: November 16th, 2017

COURT CIRCULAR

Buckingham Palace

The Queen today visited Kingston upon Hull to mark the commencement of its tenure as United Kingdom City of Culture.

Her Majesty arrived at Hull Railway Station this morning and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire (the Hon Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister) and the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber (Councillor John Hewitt), who surrendered to The Queen the Sword of the City, which Her Majesty returned to him.

The Queen met Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets and City of Culture volunteers and walked through the covered station area.

Her Majesty afterwards drove to the Wind Turbine Blade manufacturing plant of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Limited, Alexandra Dock, Kingston upon Hull, and was received by the Chief Executive Officer (Mr Markus Tacke).

The Queen toured the plant, escorted by Mr Clark MacFarlane (Managing Director, Siemens Wind Power), meeting production teams and school students and viewing a Greenpower car demonstration.

Her Majesty later opened the Allam Medical Building at the University of Hull and was received by the Chancellor (Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone) and Professor Susan Lea (Vice-Chancellor).

The Queen toured the building, visiting a ward and operating theatre and viewing nursing, medical and anaesthetic students, with their tutors, training on medical mannequins.

Subsequently Her Majesty was entertained to Luncheon in the Canham Turner Building by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull.

The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales this afternoon attended an Accounting for Sustainability Forum at St James’s Palace.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and afterwards held a Dinner at Buckingham Palace.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Cambridge this morning attended a Meeting of the Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying, at Google, 7 Pancras Square, 7 King’s Boulevard, Kings Cross, London N1.

His Royal Highness this afternoon announced the Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying’s Action Plan at YouTube, 6 Pancras Road, London N1.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales, Joint Patrons, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, this evening attended a Dinner at Sunbeam Studios, Ladbroke Hall, 79 Barlby Road, London W10.

Kensington Palace

Prince Henry of Wales this afternoon held a Meeting on knife and gun crime within the United Kingdom, at Kensington Palace.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Founder, Pitch@Palace, this evening met entrepreneurs from Pitch@Palace Latin America and Gifted Citizen Entrepreneurs at the Rosewood Hotel, Puebla, Mexico.

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, today carried out the following engagements in London.

His Royal Highness this morning attended a Meeting at the Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street.

The Earl of Wessex later visited Leyton Sixth Form College, Essex Road, Leyton, and was received by Major Jeremy Fern (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

His Royal Highness afterwards visited the Harris Academy Tottenham, Ashley Road, and was received by Captain Peter Baker RNR (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

The Earl of Wessex this afternoon visited the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, Lilywhite House, 780 High Road.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner in London.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, Visitor, St Mary’s Cathedral Workshop, this morning visited workshop apprentices at 28 Manor Place, Edinburgh, and was received by Mr Michael Laing (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, St Margaret’s Chapel Guild, this afternoon attended a Service, followed by a Reception and the Annual General Meeting at Edinburgh Castle and was received by Mr Iain Rankin (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh).

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Global Heritage Fund UK, this morning received Mr Daniel Thorne (Chairman in the United States of America), Mr Patrick Franco (United Kingdom Chairman), Mr James Hooper (United Kingdom Director) and Ms Nada Rafih Hosking (Head of Partnerships and Projects).

His Royal Highness this afternoon received the Ambassador from Japan (His Excellency Mr Koji Tsuruoka).

The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the London Playing Fields Foundation, this evening attended a Gala Dinner at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2.

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