The King held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.
His Majesty this afternoon met volunteers who have been assisting with the relief effort in response to the recent earthquakes in Turkey, West London Turkish Volunteers, 670 Hanworth Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London), the Turkish Ambassador (His Excellency Mr Umit Yalçin) and Ms Susan Inglish (Chairman of Trustees, Disasters Emergency Committee).
The King afterwards formally launched Syria House, a temporary community tent in Trafalgar Square, London WC2, supporting those affected by the recent earthquakes in northwest Syria, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), His Excellency Mr Ralph Goodale (High Commissioner for Canada), the Mayor of London (the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan), Mr Saleh Saeed (Chief Executive Officer, Disasters Emergency Committee) and Mr Ayman Asfari (Co-Founder, Asfari Foundation).
His Excellency Mr Moses Kouni Mose was later received in audience by The King upon his appointment as High Commissioner for Solomon Islands in London.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this afternoon arrived at Wellington International Airport, New Zealand.
Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Admiral Laurence, this evening called upon the Governor-General of New Zealand (Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro) and Dr Richard Davies at Government House Wellington.
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, subsequently attended a Dinner given by the Governor-General of New Zealand and Dr Richard Davies at Government House.
The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Richard III Society, this afternoon received Mr Matthew Lewis (Chairman).
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent this morning attended the launch of the Garden of Loss, Unity and Hope, planted by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners in support of the Lord Mayor of the City of London’s Big Curry Lunch, at Guildhall, London EC2.
His Royal Highness, Royal Patron, this afternoon attended a Lunch to commemorate the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Dresden Trust, held by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany (His Excellency Mr Miguel Berger) at the Residence in London, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).