The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, today received, via video link, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Moore upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 1st Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Carr upon assuming the appointment, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Kennon upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 4th Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel Edward Fraser upon assuming the appointment, and Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Higgins upon assuming his appointment as Commanding Officer 3 RANGER.
Brigadier Frazer Lawrence (Colonel of the Regiment) was present.
The Most Reverend and Right Honourable the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury was received in audience by Her Majesty this afternoon.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this morning departed from Royal Air Force Brize Norton for Rwanda and were received this evening upon arrival at Kigali International Airport by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Rwanda (His Excellency Mr Omar Daair), Mr Johnston Busingye (High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda in London) and Ambassador Yasmina Karitanyi (Special Advisor, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting).
Sir Clive Alderton, Mr Christopher Fitzgerald, Ms Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, Ms Eva Omaghomi, Mrs Belinda Kim, Mr Simon Enright, Mrs Jilly Hurley, Major Jonathan Thompson and Professor Charles Deakin are in attendance.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patrons, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this morning held a Meeting via video link with the Lord Hague of Richmond (Chairman), Mr Simon Patterson (Vice-Chairman) and Ms Amanda Berry (Chief Executive).
The Duchess of Cambridge, Joint Patron, the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, afterwards held an Early Years Meeting.
St James’s Palace
The Earl and Countess of Wessex today undertook engagements in Cyprus.
Their Royal Highnesses this morning were received by The President of the Republic of Cyprus and Mrs Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace, Nicosia.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, later visited the English School, Presidential Palace Road, Nicosia.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex later met members of the British Armed Forces who are contributing to the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Cyprus at Ledra Palace Hotel, Nicosia.
Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon visited Dhekelia Station, Eastern Sovereign Base Area.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening attended a Reception in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee at Flagstaff House, Western Sovereign Base Area.
The Countess of Wessex this afternoon met Women Peace and Security representatives at the Home for Cooperation, United Nations Buffer Zone, Nicosia.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, President, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences, this morning participated in a Global Leadership Seminar via video link.
Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the First World War Centenary Woods’ “Regiment of Trees”, Langley Vale Wood, Langley Vale Road, Epsom, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey (Mr Michael More-Molyneux).
The Princess Royal, Patron, Sense, this evening attended a Commonwealth Games Legacy Dinner at Sense TouchBase Pears, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands (Mr John Crabtree).
The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, this evening attended the Grand Council Reception at Kensington Palace State Apartments.
St James’s Palace
Princess Alexandra this afternoon opened the newly extended building and garden at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice, Charlton Road, Andover, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Mr Nigel Atkinson).