The Queen drove to the Sovereign’s Entrance of the Palace of Westminster this morning to open the Session of Parliament.
Her Majesty was received upon arrival by the Marquess of Cholmondeley (Lord Great Chamberlain), the Duke of Norfolk (Earl Marshal) and Ms Sarah Clarke (Lady Usher of the Black Rod).
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were present.
The Imperial State Crown, the Cap of Maintenance and the Sword of State were conveyed previously to the House of Lords.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, International Rescue Committee — UK, this afternoon held a Meeting via video link.
His Royal Highness later visited Smithfield Market, Grand Avenue, London EC1.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, subsequently visited Barts Heritage, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1.
The President of The Gabonese Republic called upon The Prince of Wales this evening.
The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the Desert Rats Association, this afternoon received General Sir Adrian Bradshaw upon relinquishing his appointment as President and Major General Paul Nanson upon assuming the appointment.
Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Rifles, subsequently received General Sir Patrick Sanders (Colonel Commandant).
The Duke of Cambridge, Patron, London’s Air Ambulance Charity, this morning attended a Meeting via video link.
His Royal Highness, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, afterwards received Mr Jason Knauf (Chief Executive).
The Duke of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, later held a Meeting for the Earthshot Prize via video link.
St. James’s Palace
The Earl of Wessex this morning visited the Vine Centre, 33 Station Road, Aldershot, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Mr Nigel Atkinson).
The Countess of Wessex, President, the Royal Smithfield Club, this morning attended a Meeting via video link.
Her Royal Highness this afternoon held a Meeting via video link with 5th Battalion The Rifles, Royal Air Force Wittering, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Corps of Army Music, South Alberta Light Horse and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, of which Her Royal Highness is Royal Colonel, Honorary Air Commodore, Colonel-in-Chief, Colonel-in-Chief, Colonel-in-Chief and Colonel-in-Chief respectively, and HMS Daring.
St. James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, President, World Horse Welfare, this morning visited Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Snetterton, Norwich, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk (the Lady Dannatt).
Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Hunter’s Yard Boatyard to mark its Twenty Fifth Anniversary, Horsefen Road, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, and was received by Mr Peter Wilson (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk).
The Princess Royal later visited Suffolk Wildlife Trust to mark its Sixtieth Anniversary, Burnt Hill Lane, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, and opened Carlton Marshes Visitor Centre, and was received by Mr William Kendall (Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk).