Daily Record: May 15th, 2019

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Buckingham Palace

Mr Andrew Stephenson MP was received by The Queen today and delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household.

Mr Craig Whittaker MP was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household when Her Majesty handed to him his Wand of Office.

General Sir Nicholas Carter (Chief of the Defence Force) was received by The Queen.

The following were received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassadors: Mrs Jessica Hand (the Republic of Angola), Mr Barry Lowen (the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria) and Mr Robert Macaire (the Islamic Republic of Iran).

Dr Robert Hand, Mrs Lowen and Mrs Macaire were also received by Her Majesty.

Mr Nigel Phillips was received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon his appointment as Governor of Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Mrs Phillips was also received by Her Majesty.

The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cornwall gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

The Princess Royal was present.

Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms and The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

The Bands of the Household Cavalry and the Royal Artillery played selections of music during the afternoon.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Sir Barry Jackson (formerly Serjeant-Surgeon to The Queen) at the Funeral and Celebration of Life for Sir William Slack (formerly Serjeant-Surgeon to The Queen) which was held at St George’s Church, Fordington, Dorchester, this afternoon.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales, Patron, Step Up To Serve, this morning attended a Meeting at St James’s Palace.

His Royal Highness, President, the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, afterwards held a Meeting.

The Prince of Wales, Royal Founding Patron, the Prince’s Teaching Institute, this afternoon held a Meeting.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Prospect Burma, this evening received Dr Michael Marett-Crosby (Chairman).

The Duchess of Cornwall, Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, this afternoon received Colonel Paul Hughes (formerly Honorary Colonel).

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Cambridge, President, the Football Association, and Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, this morning attended the launch of a new mental health campaign at Wembley Stadium, Middlesex.

His Royal Highness, President, the Football Association, afterwards received Mr Mark Bullingham upon assuming his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Wembley Stadium.

The Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon visited the Royal Horticultural Society Back to Nature Garden, jointly designed by Her Royal Highness, in the gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Sussex this morning attended a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Meeting.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York today carried out the following engagements in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Lunch given by Mr Ban Ki-moon.

The Duke of York later was received by The President of the Republic of Korea at the Blue House, Jongno-gu.

His Royal Highness, Founder, Pitch@Palace, this afternoon held Pitch@Palace South Korea 1.0 at the Shilla.

The Duke of York, Founder, this evening gave a Pitch@Palace Dinner at the Shilla.

St James’s Palace

The Earl of Wessex this morning called upon the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia (Mr Marjan Sarec) at the Presidential Palace in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

His Royal Highness was later received by The President of the Republic of Slovenia at the Presidential Palace.

The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, subsequently attended an “Urban Tribe” event held by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People in Slovenia, Tivoli Park, Ljubljana.

His Royal Highness, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, afterwards attended a Roundtable Discussion on “#Worldready — for Jobs of the Future” held by the British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce at Grand Hotel Union, Ljubljana.

The Earl of Wessex this afternoon departed from Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport for North Macedonia and was received later upon arrival at Skopje International Airport by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of North Macedonia (Her Excellency Ms Rachel Galloway).

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Reception for Chevening Alumni at Hotel Marriott, Maksim Gorki, Skopje.

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Chartered Management Institute, this evening attended the President’s Dinner and Gold Medal Award Presentation at Kensington Palace.

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal, President, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences, this morning visited Community Links, 105 Barking Road, London E16.

Her Royal Highness, President, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences, afterwards visited the Useful Simple Trust at the Clove Building, 4 Maguire Street, London SE1.

The Princess Royal, Patron, Catch22, this afternoon received Mr James McKenna upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr Terrance Duddy upon assuming the appointment.

Mr Christopher Wright (Chief Executive Officer) was present.

Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Gala Dinner to celebrate the restoration of the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London SE10, and was received by Dr Pieter van der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester this morning took the salute at Bedford School and Bedford Modern School’s Combined Cadet Force Parade, De Parys Avenue, Bedford, to mark the Centenary of King George V’s visit, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire (Mrs Helen Nellis).

His Royal Highness today visited Wardown House Museum and Gallery, Old Bedford Road, Luton, and was received by Colonel Christopher Sharwood-Smith (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire).

The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon visited St Mary’s Church, High Street, Eaton Bray, Dunstable, Luton, to mark its Eight Hundredth Anniversary.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, President, this evening attended the Stroke Association Annual Research Lecture at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Kensington, London SW7, and was received by Reverend Canon David Reindorp (Deputy-Lieutenant of Greater London).

St James’s Palace

Princess Alexandra, Royal Patron, the Florence Nightingale Foundation, today attended a Service to Commemorate the Life of Florence Nightingale held jointly with the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, celebrating the Centenary of the Funeral of Nurse Edith Cavell in Westminster Abbey, London SW1.

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