Daily Record: April 4th, 2023


Buckingham Palace

The King held a Council at Windsor Castle at 4.30 p.m.

There were present: the Rt Hon Penelope Mordaunt MP (Lord President), the Rt Hon Dr Thérèse Coffey MP (Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the Rt Hon Mark Harper MP (Secretary of State for Transport) and the Rt Hon Alister Jack MP (Secretary of State for Scotland).

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.

The King gave a Dinner Party at Windsor Castle this evening.

The following were invited: His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway and the Reverend Dr Strømmen, His Excellency the High Commissioner for Canada and Mrs Kendel-Goodale, the Bishop of Coventry and Mrs Christopher Cocksworth, the Lord and Lady Kakkar, the Leader of His Majesty’s Opposition and Lady Starmer, the Dean of Windsor and Mrs Conner, Mrs Ayesha Dharker and Ms Imtiaz Dharker, Professor Jagbir Jhutti-Johal and Dr Sukhvinder Singh Johal, Lieutenant General and Mrs Philip Jones, Mr and Dr Alexander McCall Smith, Dame Rosalind Savill, and Mr and Mrs Gareth Southgate.

The King was represented by Commodore Laurence Hopkins RN (Extra Gentlemen Usher to His Majesty) at the Funeral of Captain John Gunning RN (formerly Commanding Officer, HMS Jupiter) in St. Peter’s Church, Petersfield, Hampshire, this afternoon.

St James’s Palace

The Duchess of Edinburgh this morning opened Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen, Oswestry, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire (Mrs Anna Turner).

Her Royal Highness, Honorary President, Linking Environment And Farming, this afternoon attended Meetings at Harper Adams University, Newport, and was received by Mrs Jennifer Wynn (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire).

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association, this morning dedicated the Norton Worcestershire Regiment Group statue at Crookbarrow Road, Brockhill Village, Norton, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire (Mrs Beatrice Grant).

Her Royal Highness, President, Carers Trust, this afternoon visited Crossroads Care Gloucestershire, Daglingworth Village Hall, Daglingworth, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (Mr Edward Gillespie).

The Princess Royal later opened Eastwood Park Limited’s Training Centre, Falfield, Wotton-Under-Edge, and was received by Mr Robert Bernays (Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire).

Her Royal Highness subsequently visited Wickwar Town Hall, High Street, Wickwar, Wotton-Under-Edge, and was received by Mrs Susan Hewson-Lowe (Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire).

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, this morning received Lieutenant Colonel Robert Arter upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer First Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel James Fern upon assuming the appointment.

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