The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon attended a Reception for Lord-Lieutenants at St James’s Palace.
Afterwards The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo visited The King at Buckingham Palace.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas White was received by The King upon relinquishing his appointment as Equerry to Her late Majesty when The King invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.
The King held a Council at 4.30pm.
There were present: the Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt MP (Lord President), the Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland MP (Secretary of State for Wales), the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) and the Rt Hon Christopher Malthouse MP (Secretary of State for Education).
The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP received the Seals of Office as Chancellor of the Exchequer, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.
Mr Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.
The Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt MP had an audience of His Majesty before the Council.
The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The King at Buckingham Palace this evening.
Ms Ruth Bell (Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire) was present at Luton Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Togolese Republic and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The King.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, Patron, Seagull Trust Cruises, this afternoon recommissioned the Canal Passenger Boat, MARION SEAGULL, at Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch, and was received by Miss Linda Moffat (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire).
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense Scotland, afterwards visited TouchBase East Dunbartonshire, 59 Springfield Road, Bishopbriggs, and was received by Mr Ian Dickson (Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire).
The Princess Royal, Patron, Columba 1400, this afternoon attended a Gathering at Blair Estate, Dalry, Ayrshire, was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran (Sheriff Iona McDonald) and this evening attended a Dinner.
St James’s Palace
Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited the Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, and was received by Brigadier Roger Brunt (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire).