Daily Record: October 16th, 2018

COURT CIRCULAR

Buckingham Palace

His Excellency Dr Peter Wittig was received in audience by The Queen today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Federal Republic of Germany to the Court of St James’s.

Mrs Huberta von Voss-Wittig was also received by Her Majesty.

Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.

His Excellency Mr Eliam Tangirongo was received by The Queen this afternoon upon his appointment as High Commissioner for Solomon Islands in London.

Mrs Tangirongo was also received by Her Majesty.

Her Honour Janet Austin was received in audience by The Queen upon her appointment as Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Mr Ashley Chester was also received by Her Majesty.

The Queen was represented by the Earl of Airlie KT (Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lord Sutherland of Houndwood KT which was held in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, London SW1, today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Ms Sarah Smith.

The Princess Royal was represented by the Lord Mackay of Clashfern KT.

Clarence House

The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President, The Prince’s Foundation, this morning visited Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Ballater, and was received by the Marquess of Aberdeen (Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire).

His Royal Highness this evening visited the Royal Guard, Victoria Barracks, Ballater.

The Duchess of Rothesay this morning opened the new British Airways Lounge at Aberdeen International Airport, Dyce, and was received by Mr Andrew Lawtie (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen).

The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended the Man Booker Prize for Fiction Annual Award Ceremony and Dinner at Guildhall, London EC2, on the occasion of its Fiftieth Anniversary.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Cambridge this morning held a Reception at Buckingham Palace to recognise the contribution made by British divers involved in the Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand in June and July 2018.

His Royal Highness this evening attended the World Première of Peter Jackson’s First World War Film They Shall not Grow Old at the British Film Institute Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1, and was received by Mr Rupert Goodman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning held a Meeting of experts convened by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to inform Her Royal Highness’s charitable “Early Years” initiative.

Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this morning attended a Welcome Ceremony at Admiralty House, Sydney, New South Wales, were received by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove) and Lady Cosgrove, and subsequently undertook engagements in Sydney.

Their Royal Highnesses called upon the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex afterwards opened Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

Their Royal Highnesses later viewed a rehearsal of the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company at Sydney Opera House and were received by the Premier of New South Wales (the Hon Gladys Berejiklian, MP).

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this afternoon attended a Reception given by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York this afternoon opened Anglo Gulf Trade Bank, Al Maqam Tower, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Patron, the Orpheus Centre Trust, this evening held a Reception.

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Blind Veterans UK, this morning visited Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr Warren Smith).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Blind Veterans UK, subsequently attended a Reception at the Great Hall, Sackville Street, Manchester.

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, this afternoon visited the Hargreaves Centre, 112 Great Homer Street, Liverpool, and was received by Mr Robert Owen (Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside).

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal this morning re-opened Wirral Churches Ark Project’s renovated Mary Cole House, 7 Sidney Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside (Mr Mark Blundell).

Her Royal Highness today visited the Forshaw Group Limited, 5 Stockpit Road, Knowsley Industrial Estate, Kirkby, Knowsley, Merseyside, to mark their Seventieth Anniversary.

The Princess Royal, Patron, the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, this afternoon opened the new Knowsley Bureau, 142 Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby.

Her Royal Highness, Colonel, the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), later received Colonel James Gaselee upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer, Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, and Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Williams upon assuming the appointment.

The Princess Royal, Patron, Special Forces Club, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Reception and Dinner at St Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Triumph Motorcycle Factory, Phan Thong District, Chonburi, Thailand.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Senior Aerospace, Pinthong Industrial Estate, Nhongkham, Sriracha, Chonburi.

The Duke of Gloucester this evening attended the Thailand International Business Awards, given by the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, Amari Watergate Hotel, 847 Petchburi Road, Payathai, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon.

His Royal Highness later attended a Dinner with Thai Investors given by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand (His Excellency Mr Brian Davidson) at the Residence in Bangkok.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, Patron, this afternoon held a Luncheon for Bloodwise at St James’s Palace.

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