The King this morning visited King’s House, 242 Pentonville Road, London N1, met volunteers and beneficiaries of local Christian community initiatives and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London).
His Majesty was joined by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London and the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, before meeting representatives from the charity, Open Doors, and officially opening King’s House.
The King, accompanied by the Archbishop of Canterbury, afterwards attended an Advent Service with the diverse Christian communities of King’s Cross at the Ethiopian Christian Fellowship Church, 178 King’s Cross Road, London WC1, and was received by the Reverend Dr Getachew Zergaw (Lead Pastor).
His Excellency Mr Eitvydas Bajarunas was received in audience by The King this afternoon and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Lithuania to the Court of St James’s.
Mrs Giedre Zickyte was also received by His Majesty.
His Excellency Mr Vikram Doraiswami was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of India in London.
Mrs Doraiswami was also received by His Majesty.
Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present.
St James’s Palace
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, this afternoon held a World Fellowship Luncheon at Windsor Castle.
His Royal Highness, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, this evening held a Dinner at Windsor Castle for the World Fellowship’s Thirty Fifth Anniversary.
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, this evening attended a Christmas Carol Service in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, President, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, this evening attended a Commissioners’ Dinner at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London EC4.
The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Heritage of London Trust, this morning visited Queen Mary’s Hospital for the East End Arch, Chopwell Close, London E15, and was received by Mr Kim Bromley-Derry (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).