Major General Benjamin Bathurst was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Major General Commanding Household Division when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
The following members of Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms were received by The Queen: Colonel Christopher MacKenzie-Beevor, who delivered up his Stick of Office upon his retirement as Lieutenant; Lieutenant Colonel John Kaye, who delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Lieutenant; and Colonel Peter Flach, who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant.
The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, World Resources Institute, this afternoon attended a Meeting of the Food and Land Use Coalition at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).
His Royal Highness later held a Meeting at Clarence House with the Sustainable Markets’ Council.
The Prince of Wales this evening held a Dinner at Clarence House for the Sustainable Markets’ Council.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this morning attended the launch of the National Emergencies Trust at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2, and were received by the Lord Dannatt (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
His Royal Highness, Patron, London’s Air Ambulance during the Charity’s Thirtieth Anniversary, this evening attended a Gala Ball at Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1, to mark the finale of the “30 Years Saving Lives” campaign and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon attended a Meeting with the BBC Children’s and Education team at Old Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, afterwards attended a Meeting with the Lord Hall of Birkenhead (Director General, the British Broadcasting Corporation) at Old Broadcasting House.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this morning planted Crosses of Remembrance in the Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, London SW1.
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Meeting at Buckingham Palace for the sustainable tourism initiative, Travalyst.
The Duke of York, Patron, the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust, this morning received Mr Stephen Bayley (Chairman) and Mr Robert Bargery (Executive Director).
His Royal Highness today received Mr Tian Guoli (Chairman, China Construction Bank), Ms Sun Jianbo (Head, International Business Department, China Construction Bank) and Mr Yang Aimin (Chief Executive Officer, China Construction Bank, London).
The Duke of York, Grand President, Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, this afternoon received General the Lord Richards of Herstmonceux (Deputy Grand President).
His Royal Highness, Grand President, Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, afterwards attended the Commonwealth Council at Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1.
St James’s Palace
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, this afternoon opened the Hamlet, Hope School Wigan, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr Warren Smith).
His Royal Highness later visited Kidscan — Children’s Cancer Research, Alumni House, Salford.
The Earl of Wessex, Patron, Chetham’s School of Music, this evening attended the Fiftieth Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester.
The Countess of Wessex, Honorary President, Linking Environment And Farming, this morning held a Meeting.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, afterwards held a Meeting for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association.
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Meningitis Now, this afternoon received Mr Alistair Irvine upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr Andrew Fletcher upon assuming the appointment.
Her Royal Highness, Royal Colonel, 5th Battalion The Rifles, later received Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Ridland upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel James Hadfield upon assuming the appointment.
The Countess of Wessex this evening attended the Heropreneurs Awards at Plaisterers’ Hall, One London Wall, London EC2.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, Royal Fellow, the Royal Academy of Engineering, this morning received Professor Sir James McDonald (President) and Dr Hayaatun Sillem (Chief Executive).
Her Royal Highness, President, RedR UK, later received Mr Martin McCann upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief Executive Officer.
The Princess Royal, Master, the Corporation of Trinity House, this afternoon attended a Civic Luncheon at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3.
Her Royal Highness, Royal Fellow, the Royal Academy of Engineering, this evening attended a New Fellows’ Dinner at Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2.
The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Air Marshal, Royal Air Force, this morning officially opened the Headquarters of 388 (City of Stoke-on-Trent) Squadron, RFCA Centre, Martin Leake House, Waterloo Road, Cobridge, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr Ian Dudson).
His Royal Highness this afternoon presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation to Synectics Solutions Limited, Burslem, Staffordshire, and officially opened the Synectics Innovation Room.
The Duke of Gloucester later visited the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
His Royal Highness afterwards officially opened Staffordshire University Smart Zone, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent.