The King today attended the start of the London leg of the Australian Legacy Centenary Torch Relay in the Quadrangle of Buckingham Palace and received the High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Australia in London (His Excellency the Hon Stephen Smith), the Chairman of Legacy Australia (Mr Eric Easterbrook) and the Head of the Australian Defence Staff in London (Brigadier Grant Mason).
The King this afternoon received representatives from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Windsor Castle upon His Majesty’s appointment as Commissioner-in-Chief and to mark the Institution’s One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary.
The King was received in the Quadrangle with a Royal Salute and Mr Michael Duheme (Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) presented His Majesty with the Ceremonial Sword and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Horse, Noble.
The High Commissioner for Canada in London (His Excellency the Hon Ralph Goodale) was present.
Ms Manju Malhi (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, today upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The King.
The Prince and Princess of Wales this morning visited Aberfan Cemetery, Aberfan, and were received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan (Mr Peter Vaughan).
Their Royal Highnesses later visited the Aberfan Disaster Memorial Garden, 13 Moy Road, Aberfan, and met local people who were involved in the disaster.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Canada.
Captain Andrew Aspden RN was in attendance.
The engagement undertaken on behalf of the King was added to the Court Circular on May 4th.