His Excellency Mr Wegger Strommen 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 Kingdom of Norway to the Court of St James’s.
The Reverend Dr Cecilie Jorgensen Strommen was also received by Her Majesty.
His Excellency Mr Mohammad Nafees Zakaria was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in London.
Mrs Zakaria was also received by Her Majesty.
Sir Simon McDonald (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Air Staff.
Her Majesty gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace this evening to celebrate the work of local faith and belief groups in promoting community cohesion.
The Duchess of Gloucester was present.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Earl Peel (Lord Chamberlain) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of the Baroness Trumpington (formerly Baroness in Waiting), which was held in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, today.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were represented by the Marquess of Salisbury KG.
The Princess Royal was represented by the Hon Dame Shân Legge-Bourke.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Mr Nicholas Marden.
Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy was represented by Major Charles Macfarlane.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President, The Prince’s Trust, this afternoon held a Meeting at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
His Royal Highness afterwards attended a Trustees’ Meeting for The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President, The Prince’s Trust, this evening held a Dinner at Dumfries House for The Prince’s Trust International.
The Duchess of Rothesay this afternoon visited Horseback UK, South Ferrar, near Dinnet, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire (Mr James Ingleby).
Her Royal Highness, President, the Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust, later visited Maggie’s Aberdeen, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, and was received by Mr Gregory Poon (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Aberdeen).
The Duchess of Rothesay afterwards visited the offices of Aberdeen Journals Limited, 1 Marischal Square, Broad Street, Aberdeen.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, Action for Children, and Patron, the Royal Photographic Society, this afternoon visited a photography workshop at Warren Park Children’s Centre, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Duke of York this afternoon received Ambassador Nguyen Hoang Long (Director General, Department-General for Foreign Affairs of Provinces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Socialist Republic of Vietnam), Mr Hoang Van Nghiem (Deputy Standing Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Lang Son Provincial People’s Council) and Mr Duong Van Thong (Vice-Standing Secretary of Yen Bai Provincial Party Committee, Head of the National Assembly Deputies Delegation of Yen Bai Province).
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The Earl of Wessex this afternoon attended the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground. London NW8.
His Royal Highness, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this evening attended the Summer Reception at Spencer House, 27 St James’s Place, London SW1.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, afterwards attended the 30-4-30 Finale Dinner at Spencer House.
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, England Hockey, this afternoon received Mrs Susan Bodycomb upon relinquishing her appointment as President and Mr Michael Stoddard upon assuming the appointment.
Her Royal Highness, President, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, this evening attended the Judges’ and Stewards’ Dinner at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk (Sir Richard Jewson).
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The Princess Royal this afternoon opened the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Visitors’ Centre, Rue Angele Ricard, Beaurains, and was received by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the French Republic (His Excellency the Lord Llewellyn of Steep).
Her Royal Highness, Fourth Warden, the Fishmongers’ Company, this evening attended the Succession Dinner at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London EC4.
The Princess Royal, Chancellor, the University of Edinburgh, was represented by Professor Peter Mathieson (Vice-Chancellor) at the Memorial Service for Professor Jason Meredith Reese (Regius Professor of Engineering), which was held at Playfair Library Hall, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, this afternoon.
The Duke of Gloucester today visited Cambridgeshire and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant (Mrs Julie Spence).
His Royal Highness this morning visited Peter Brotherhood Limited, 85 Papyrus Road, Peterborough.
The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon officially opened Thorpe Wood Care Home, Earlham Road, Peterborough.
His Royal Highness later opened the Rapture Production Centre at Radical Sportscars, 24 Ivatt Way Business Park, Peterborough.
The Duke of Gloucester afterwards opened the Allia and Anglian Water Innovation Laboratory, Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough United Football Club, London Road, Peterborough.
His Royal Highness, Vice-President, Lepra, this evening launched the “Fighting for Futures” appeal at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.
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The Duke of Kent this afternoon opened the Cereal Innovation Centre, Morning Foods Limited, Gresty Road, Crewe, and was received by Mr John Lea (Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire).
His Royal Highness later visited British Salt Limited, Cledford Lane, Middlewich, on the occasion of their Fiftieth Anniversary and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire (Mr David Briggs).
The Duke of Kent afterwards visited Bentley Motors Limited, CW1 House, Pyms Lane, Crewe.
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Princess Alexandra, Patron, Leeds Castle Foundation, this afternoon opened the Princess Alexandra Gardens at Leeds Castle, Maidstone, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent (the Viscount De L’Isle).
Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner to mark the Nine Hundredth Anniversary of Leeds Castle.