Daily Record: March 23rd, 2023


Buckingham Palace

His Excellency Mr Yannis Tsaousis was received in audience by The King today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Hellenic Republic to the Court of St James’s.

His Excellency Mr Koray Ertas was received in audience by The King and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Turkey to the Court of St James’s.

Mrs Ertas was also received by His Majesty.

Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present.

The King this afternoon officially opened the new London Headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development at Five Bank Street, London E14, and was received by Colonel Jane Davis (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London), the President of the Bank (Mrs Odile Renaud-Basso) and Mr Peter Curwen (the Board Director representing the United Kingdom).

His Majesty toured the Bank, escorted by the President, and met Ukrainian and Turkish staff before viewing an art exhibition of paintings from Ukraine and joining a Meeting with the Board of Directors on green transition.

Mrs Derek Cross was later received by The King upon relinquishing her appointment as The late Queen’s Diary Secretary.

The King was represented by The Duke of Kent at the Service of Thanksgiving for Field Marshal the Lord Inge KG (formerly Chief of the Defence Staff) which was held at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, today.

The Queen Consort was represented by General Sir Patrick Sanders.

Kensington Palace

The Prince of Wales today undertook the following engagements in Poland.

His Royal Highness this morning laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Plac Marszalka Józefa Pilsudskiego, Warsaw.

The Prince of Wales afterwards called upon The President of the Republic of Poland at the President’s Chancellery, Warsaw.

His Royal Highness this afternoon met Ukrainian refugees who are settled in the Polish community at Hala Koszyki, Koszykowa 63, Warsaw.

The Prince of Wales subsequently met Ukrainian staff at Hala Koszyki who have been displaced from the British Embassy in Kyiv.

His Royal Highness later arrived at Royal Air Force Northolt from Poland.

Mr Jean-Christophe Gray, Mr Lee Thompson and Commander Robert Dixon RN were in attendance.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this morning chaired a Trustees’ Meeting at 7 More London Riverside, London SE1.

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal this morning visited Viridor Waste Management’s Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility in Oxwellmains, Dunbar, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Lothian (Mr Roderick Urquhart).

Her Royal Highness, President, Scotch Chef’s Club, today visited the Monitor Farm Scotland Programme at J. R. B. Wilson and Sons, Cowbog Farm, Morebattle, Kelso, Roxburghshire, and was received by Mr John Jeffery (Deputy Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale).

Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Colonel, 7th Battalion The Rifles, this evening attended the Rededication Service of Queen Victoria’s Rifles’ Book of Remembrance at the Parish Church of St. George, Hanover Square, Lodon W1.

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