Daily Record: July 25th, 2019

COURT CIRCULAR

Buckingham Palace

The Rt Hon David Gauke MP had an audience of The Queen this afternoon and delivered up the Great Seal and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

The Queen held a Council at 4pm.

There were present: the Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Acting Lord President), the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister), the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, the Rt Hon Julian Smith MP, and the Rt Hon Nicola Morgan MP.

Mr Robert Buckland MP, Mr Alister Jack MP, Mr Robert Jenrick MP, the Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Mr Alok Sharma MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Queen declared in Council the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP Lord President of the Council, who was sworn and kissed hands on his appointment.

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP was sworn First Lord of the Treasury.

The following took the Oath of Office or made affirmation, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office: the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP (as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP (as Chancellor of the Exchequer), the Rt Hon Robert Buckland MP (as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt Hon Priti Patel MP (as Secretary of State for the Home Department), the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP (as Secretary of State for Defence), the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP (as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP (as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade), the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP (as Secretary of State for Education), the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP (as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government), the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (as Secretary of State for Transport), the Rt Hon Alister Jack MP (as Secretary of State for Scotland), the Rt Hon Julian Smith MP (as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland), the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP (as Secretary of State for International Development), and the Rt Hon Nicola Morgan MP (as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).

Mr Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

After the Council the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP had an audience of The Queen, was sworn Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, kissed hands upon his appointment and received from Her Majesty the Seals of Office.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales this afternoon received Mr Marc-André Blanchard (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations).

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Sussex today visited Sheffield and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire (Mr Andrew Coombe).

His Royal Highness this morning officially opened the new wing of Sheffield Children’s Hospital in Clarkson Street.

The Duke of Sussex afterwards visited Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Invictus Games Foundation, this afternoon watched the Invictus United Kingdom Team Trials at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road.

The Duke of Sussex, Patron, Invictus Games Foundation, later watched the Team Trials at Ponds Forge International Swimming Centre, Sheaf Street.

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal this morning opened the International Youth Science Forum at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7, and was received by Sir Michael Dixon (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Not Forgotten Association, this evening attended the Amazonian Kayak 2020 Reception at the Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London EC1, and was received by Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Appendix to Court Circular

Notice is hereby given that in 2020 the date for observance of The Queen’s Birthday at home and abroad will be Saturday, 13th June.

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