Her Excellency Mrs. Hélène Duchêne was received in audience by The King today and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the French Republic to the Court of St. James’s.
Mr. Remi Duchêne was also received by His Majesty.
Her Excellency Ms. Francella Strickland was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Independent State of Samoa in London.
Ms. Juliet Chua (Director General for Finance and Corporate, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) was present.
His Majesty this afternoon visited Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14.
Later Miss Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam was received in audience by The King and kissed hands upon her appointment as His Majesty’s Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands.
The following were received in audience by The King and kissed hands upon their appointment as His Majesty’s Ambassadors: Mr. Edward Ferguson (the Republic of Serbia), Mr. Vinay Talwar (the Republic of Djibouti) and Mr. Simon Walters (the State of Israel).
Mrs. Ferguson was also received by His Majesty.
The King subsequently received Colonel Chris Hadfield (former Canadian Astronaut, Commander of the International Space Station).
The Queen Consort this morning visited Storm Family Centre, Strasburg Road, Doddington Estate, Battersea, London SW11, and was received by Mrs. Colleen Harris (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Prince and Princess of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited the National Maritime Museum Falmouth, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, and were received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall (Colonel Edward Bolitho).
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards visited the Dracaena Centre, Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth.
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The Earl of Wessex, Patron, the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at Coutts and Company, 440 Strand, London WC2, and afterwards attended a performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Duke of York’s Theatre, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2.
The Countess of Wessex, Chairman, Women’s Network Forum, this afternoon chaired a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Chartered Management Institute, later attended a Conference to mark National Apprenticeship Week at County Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal this morning opened the renovated David Livingstone Birthplace in Station Road, Blantyre, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire (the Lady Haughey).
Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited the South Lanarkshire Council housing regeneration project at Rona Terrace, Whitlawburn, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire.
The Princess Royal, Royal Patron, Friends of TS QUEEN MARY, later attended a Ninetieth Anniversary Reception at Voco Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow (Councillor Jacqueline McLaren, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost).
The Duke of Gloucester, President, the Britain-Nepal Society, this afternoon received Mr. Andrew Sparkes (Chairman) and Colonel Nicholas Hinton (Chairman, Britain-Nepal Non-Governmental Organisation Network).
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The Duke of Kent, President, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, this morning attended a Memorial Service to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the ViscountTrenchard OM which was held in the Royal Air Force Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London SW1.