The Queen this afternoon attended the Commonwealth Day Observance Service in Westminster Abbey and was received by the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle) and the Chairman of the Council of Commonwealth Societies (the Lord Howell of Guildford).
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Earl and Countess of Wessex were also present.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Andrew Ford (Extra Equerry to The Queen and formerly Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross (Extra Equerry to The Queen and formerly Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office) which was held in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, this morning.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were represented by the Earl of Rosslyn.
The Duke of York was present.
The Princess Royal was represented by the Hon Dame Shân Legge-Bourke.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Brigadier Harry Nickerson.
Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy was represented by Mrs Diane Duke.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a Reception given by the Commonwealth Secretary-General (the Baroness Scotland of Asthal) at Marlborough House, London SW1.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, this evening held a Gala Dinner at Buckingham Palace to mark the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of Place2Be.
St James’s Palace
The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Royal Vice Presidents, Royal Windsor Horse Show, this morning held a Meeting.
The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, this afternoon received Mr Palmer Hamilton (Prior of the Priory in the United States of America).