Daily Record: April 18th, 2023


Buckingham Palace

The King was represented by Colonel Toby Browne (Crown Equerry) at the Service of Thanksgiving for Major Sir Michael Parker (producer of Royal and Armed Forces spectaculars) in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1, this morning.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning attended a Reception for the Coronation Big Lunch at Westminster Abbey, London SW1.

His Royal Highness, Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, later attended a Lunch at Coutts and Company, 440 Strand, London WC2.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Royal Honorary Colonel, Royal Wessex Yeomanry, this afternoon received Lieutenant Colonel Charles Speers upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Sharman upon assuming the appointment.

His Royal Highness, Royal Patron, the Wren Project, this evening attended a Dinner at Spencer House, 27 St James’s Place, London SW1.

The Duchess of Edinburgh, Patron, National Autistic Society, this morning visited a Cullum Centre at Salesian School, Guildford Road, Chertsey, and was received by Mr Nicholas Wood-Dow (Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey).

Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, this afternoon received Lieutenant General Paul Jacques upon relinquishing his appointment as Master General and Major General David Eastman upon assuming the appointment.

The Duchess of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, received Colonel Paul Jackson upon assuming his appointment as Chief Nursing Officer.

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of the Highlands and Islands, this morning received Mrs Victoria Nairn upon assuming her appointment as Vice-Chancellor.

Her Royal Highness, Chancellor, University of the Highlands and Islands, subsequently opened the Life Sciences Innovation Centre, Inverness Campus, and was received by Colonel Douglas Young (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness).

The Princess Royal this afternoon visited Lochaber Rural Education Trust, An Clachan, Lochaber Rural Complex, Torlundy, Fort William, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness (Mr James Wotherspoon).

Her Royal Highness later opened Caol Regeneration Company Limited’s Thomas Telford Corpach Marina, the Sea Lock, Caledonian Canal, Corpach, Fort William.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester, President, Rescue and Preparedness in Disasters International, this morning received Mr Graham Payne (Director).

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, President, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this morning received Ms Janet Legrand upon assuming her appointment as Chairman. Mr Mark Dowie (Chief Executive) was present.

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