The Queen was represented by the Lord Jay of Ewelme (formerly Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service) at the Memorial Service for Sir Christopher Mallaby (formerly Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the French Republic) which was held at St Marylebone Parish Church, London NW1, this afternoon.
The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon attended the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside (Mr Mark Blundell).
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this morning arrived at Sydney Airport, Australia, and was received by Colonel Michael Miller (Official Secretary to the Governor of New South Wales).
Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Admiral Laurence, later carried out the following engagements in Sydney, New South Wales.
The Princess Royal this morning called upon the Governor of New South Wales (the Hon Margaret Beazley) and Mr Dennis Wilson at Government House.
Her Royal Highness afterwards called upon the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Mrs Hurley at Admiralty House, Kirribilli.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, later visited Sydney Royal Easter Show and attended the Opening Ceremony, followed this evening by the Opening Dinner at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.
The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, this morning attended a Service at London Road Cemetery, Coventry, in memory of St John Ambulance volunteers who lost their lives in World War II and, having been received by Colonel George Marsh (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands), this afternoon attended a Reception at Westfield House, Army Reserve Centre, Radford Road, Coventry.