The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, today received Lieutenant Colonel Robert Driver upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 1st Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Singleton upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Kelly upon assuming the appointment.
Brigadier Frazer Lawrence (Colonel) was present.
Sir Geoffrey Adams was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Lady Adams was also received by Her Majesty.
Mr Paul Cradock was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.
The Duchess of Cambridge was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
The Queen gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy were 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 Scots Guards and The Parachute Regiment played selections of music during the afternoon.
The Prince of Wales this morning visited the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Kilmacurragh, Kilbride, County Wicklow, Ireland.
His Royal Highness later visited the Upper Lake, Glendalough, County Wicklow.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited Glendalough Monastic Settlement.
The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited the Avoca Handweavers, County Wicklow.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon attended a Garden Party at Castle Coole, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards visited Lisnaskea and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Fermanagh (the Viscount Brookeborough KG).
The Prince of Wales later received the Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA (Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party) at Hillsborough Castle.
The Duke of Cambridge this morning attended the launch of the Tidal Thames Strategy on Silver Sturgeon, HMS President Pier, 72 St Katharine’s Way, London E1, and was received by Mr Leslie Morgan (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Duke of Sussex, Captain General, Royal Marines, this afternoon received representatives of the Royal Marines Charity.
The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Irish Regiment, this morning received Brigadier Joseph O’Sullivan upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of the Regiment and Major General Colin Weir upon assuming the appointment.
St James’s Palace
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this morning attended Meetings at Award House, 7–11 Matthew Street, London SW1.
His Royal Highness, Patron, the British Paralympic Association, this afternoon held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this evening attended a Reception at Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, London W1.