The King held a Council at 11am.
There were present: the Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt MP (Lord President), the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP (Prime Minister), the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, the Rt Hon Sue-Ellen Braverman MP, the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, the Rt Hon Melvyn Stride MP, the Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP and the Rt Hon Mark Harper MP.
Mr David TC Davies MP and Ms Gillian Keegan MP were sworn in as members of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.
The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP was sworn First Lord of the Treasury.
The following took the Oath of Office or made affirmation, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office: the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP (as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt Hon Sue-Ellen Braverman MP (as Secretary of State for the Home Department), the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities), the Rt Hon Melvyn Stride MP (as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), the Rt Hon Gillian Keegan MP (as Secretary of State for Education), the Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP (as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the Rt Hon Mark Harper MP (as Secretary of State for Transport) and the Rt Hon David TC Davies MP (as Secretary of State for Wales).
Mr Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.
The Rt Hon Sir Clive Alderton (Principal Private Secretary to Their Majesties) and the Rt Hon Sir Edward Young (Joint Principal Private Secretary to His Majesty) were in attendance on The King.
The Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt MP had an audience of His Majesty before the Council.
After the Council the Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP had an audience of The King and took the Oath of Office, kissed hands on appointment and received the Seals of Office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
His Excellency Mr Nehemia Sekhonyana Bereng was received in audience by The King today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Lesotho in London.
Mrs Bereng was also received by His Majesty.
Her Excellency Ms Susana Herrera was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Chile to the Court of St James’s.
Mr Kassian Obkircher was also received by His Majesty.
Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present.
Senator John Kerry (United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate), Mr Brian Moynihan (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America) and Ms Anne Finucane (Former Vice Chairman, Bank of America and Chairman of the Board, Bank of America, Europe) were received by The King at Windsor Castle this evening.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, Patron, Save the Children UK, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, today carried out the following engagements in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, Kikuube District, Uganda.
Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Save the Children Catch-up Clubs at the Maratatu Education Centre.
The Princess Royal later visited a Child Friendly Space to hear about Save the Children’s Child Protection Programmes.
Her Royal Highness subsequently visited Save the Children Base Camp.
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended a Reception to mark Sixty Years of United Kingdom-Uganda partnership and afterwards attended a Dinner at the Residence of the British High Commissioner in Kampala.