Professor Dame Carol Ann Duffy was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing her appointment as Poet Laureate in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
Mr Simon Armitage was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and upon his appointment as Poet Laureate in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, Le Royal 22e Regiment (of Canada), received Lieutenant-General Richard Evraire (Colonel).
Her Majesty, accompanied by The Duke of Sussex, this afternoon received captains of the teams participating in the International Cricket Council World Cup.
The Queen gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent 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 Royal Marines (Portsmouth) and the Royal Air Force College played selections of music during the afternoon.
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.
The Duke of York this morning arrived at Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, from Canada.
Mrs Amanda Thirsk and Lieutenant Commander Alex Davies were in attendance.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Corps of Signals, this morning attended the Kiwi Monument Centenary and 249 Gurkha Signal Squadron Reformation Parade, Picton Barracks, Bulford Camp, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Her Royal Highness this afternoon departed from Royal Air Force Brize Norton for Estonia and was received this evening upon arrival at Tallinn Airport by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia (Her Excellency Mrs Theresa Bubbear).
Captain Russell Bond is in attendance.
St James’s Palace
Princess Alexandra this afternoon officially opened Lancaster Community Fire and Ambulance Station, Cable Street, Lancaster, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire (the Lord Shuttleworth KG).
Her Royal Highness later visited Penny’s Hospital Almshouses of Lancaster Charity, King Street, Lancaster.
Princess Alexandra subsequently visited Westfield War Memorial Village, 30 West Road, Lancaster.