Daily Record: May 23rd, 2023


Buckingham Palace

The High Commissioner for Canada in London (His Excellency the Hon Ralph Goodale) was received by The King this afternoon.

Sir Edward Young was received by The King upon relinquishing his appointment as Joint Principal Private Secretary to The King and former Private Secretary to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when His Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The King.

The Queen, Patron, this morning held a Meeting for Her Majesty’s Reading Room at Clarence House.

The Princess Royal, on behalf of The King, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

Kensington Palace

The Prince of Wales, President, the Earthshot Prize, this morning visited Notpla Limited, 8B Queen’s Yard, London E9.

St James’s Palace*

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Alexander Haus, Berlin, Germany.

His Royal Highness later departed from Spandau Railway Station, Berlin, for the Czech Republic and was received upon arrival this afternoon at Prague Central Railway Station by His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic (His Excellency Mr Matthew Field).

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, later attended a Reception at the British Embassy in Prague.

The Duchess of Edinburgh carried out engagements in Erbil, Iraq, on 23rd and 24th May in support of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, during which Her Royal Highness called upon Mr Masrour Barzani (Prime Minister) and Mr Qubad Talabani (Deputy Prime Minister).

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal, Trustee of Council, St George’s House, this afternoon attended a Council Meeting at St George’s House, Windsor Castle.

Her Royal Highness, Trustee of Council, St George’s House, this evening attended a Lecture in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Kensington Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended the St George’s House Annual Lecture in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.


The Duchess of Edinburgh’s engagements in Iraq were added to the Court Circular on May 26th.

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