Daily Record: December 14th, 2022

COURT CIRCULAR

Buckingham Palace

The King held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

The King this afternoon attended the Palace of Westminster to unveil a plaque marking the place of the Lying-in-State of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to unveil The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Gift, and was received by the Lady Usher of the Black Rod (Ms Sarah Clarke), the Speaker of the House of Commons (Sir Lindsay Hoyle) and the Lord Speaker (the Lord McFall of Alcluith).

In Westminster Hall His Majesty, escorted by the Lady Usher of the Black Rod, the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker, thanked representatives of parliamentary departments which provided significant assistance in support of The late Queen’s Lying-in-State, before unveiling the plaque.

Subsequently, escorted by the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker, The King moved to New Palace Yard, unveiled a gift of bronze sculptured lampposts from Parliamentarians to The late Queen, which marked the occasion of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, and met representatives of organisations involved with the Gift.

The King held a Council at 4pm.

There were present: the Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt MP (Lord President), the Rt Hon Mark Harper MP (Secretary of State for Transport), the Rt Hon Alister Jack MP (Secretary of State for Scotland) and the Rt Hon Melvyn Stride MP (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions).

The Lord Kennedy of Southwark, the Rt Hon Victoria Prentis MP and the Rt Hon Rachel Reeves MP were sworn in as Members of His Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

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.

The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The King this evening.

The Princess Royal, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal this evening attended The Queen’s Green Canopy Exhibition and Reception at Sotheby’s London, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1, and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London).

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this evening attended a Meeting commemorating the Tercentenary of Royal Alpha Lodge at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2.

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