The Queen this afternoon attended the Commonwealth Day Observance Service in Westminster Abbey and was received by the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr John Hall) and the Chairman of the Council of Commonwealth Societies (the Lord Howell of Guildford).
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Henry of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, The Countess of Wessex and The Duchess of Gloucester were also present.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a Reception given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General (the Baroness Scotland of Asthal) at Marlborough House, London SW1.
The Duke of Cambridge this evening attended a Reception given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General (the Baroness Scotland of Asthal) at Marlborough House, London SW1.
The Duke of York, Chairman of Trustees, the Outward Bound Trust, this morning chaired a Trustees’ Meeting.
His Royal Highness, Chairman of Trustees, the Outward Bound Trust, this afternoon held a Lunch for supporters.
The Duke of York, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, later received Major General Charles Walker (Regimental Lieutenant Colonel) and Major Grant Baker (Regimental Adjutant).
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, this morning attended the launch of the Merseyside and Cheshire Commonwealth Association and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Exporting Programme at Chester Racecourse and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire (Mr David Briggs).
The Countess of Wessex, Royal Patron, Ice Maiden, this afternoon held a Reception and Lunch at Buckingham Palace.
The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, this evening attended a Dinner in London.
The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon arrived at Lilongwe International Airport and was received by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Malawi (Her Excellency Ms Holly Tett).
His Royal Highness afterwards attended the Commonwealth Big Lunch given by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Malawi at the Residence in Lilongwe.
The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, later visited the Mama Na Mwana project in Kauma, Lilongwe.
His Royal Highness subsequently attended a Meeting on Illegal Wildlife Trade given by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Malawi at the Residence.
The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Patron, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, this evening attended a Reception to celebrate the Trust’s Tenth Anniversary at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Kenyatta, Lilongwe.