Daily Record: March 31st, 2010


Buckingham Palace

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this morning opened the new Cancer Centre at the London Clinic, Devonshire Place, London W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer), the Chairman (Mr. Michael Abrahams) and the Lord Mayor of Westminster (Councillor Duncan Sandys).

Her Majesty, escorted by Mr. Malcolm Miller (Chief Executive) and Miss Amanda Hallums (Matron), and His Royal Highness, escorted by the Chairman, toured the new Centre and met medical staff and patients.

The Hon. Arthur Hanna was received by The Queen this afternoon upon relinquishing his appointment as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Her Majesty held a Council at 5.30 p.m..

There were present: the Lord Mandelson (Lord President), the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor the Duchy of Lancaster), the Rt. Hon. Shaun Woodward MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and the Rt. Hon. Paul Goggins MP (Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office).

Miss Judith Simpson was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

The Lord Mandelson had an audience of The Queen before the Council.

The Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by His Honour Huw Morgan Daniel (Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd) at the Funeral Service for Professor Emeritus Eric Sunderland (formerly Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd) which was held in Bangor Cathedral this afternoon.

The Prince of Wales was represented by Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, Bt.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales today visited Cumbria and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant (Mr. James Cropper).

His Royal Highness this morning attended a Meeting with representatives from Cumbrian Tourism at Windermere Lake Cruises, Ambleside.

The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, today joined a Seeing is Believing visit to Swinside End Farm, High Lorton, near Cockermouth.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited the headquarters of James Walker and Company Limited, Gote Brow, Cockermouth, and attended a Meeting on flood recovery.

The Prince of Wales, President, the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, afterwards visited Wordsworth House Museum, Cockermouth.

His Royal Highness subsequently attended a Meeting on the regeneration of the town at Mitchells Fine Art Auctioneers, Station Road, Cockermouth.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, St. John’s Hospital, this afternoon opened the restored Chapel House at the Hospital, Chapel Court, Bath, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Lady Gass).

Her Royal Highness afterwards opened Julian House Charity Shop, Walcot Street, Bath.

The Duchess of Cornwall subsequently visited Julian House Day Centre, Manvers Street, Bath.

Her Royal Highness later visited Bath Cancer Unit Support Group at the Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath, to mark the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Group.

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex today attended the British Land National Senior Skiing Championships in Meribel, France.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal this morning opened Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (Mr. Hugh Duberly).

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children UK, afterwards attended a Reception at Churchill College, Cambridge.

The Princess Royal, Commandant-in-Chief (Youth), St. John Ambulance, this afternoon opened the new county headquarters at Crusader House, Mayfield Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

Her Royal Highness, Commandant-in-Chief (Youth), St. John Ambulance, later held a Grand Prior’s Reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Princess Royal, President, British Olympic Association, this evening held a Team 2012 Appeal Dinner at St. James’s Palace.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this morning visited St. John Ambulance headquarters in Meadow Lane, Beaconsfield, and was received by Mrs. Jennifer Hopkirk (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.

His Royal Highness afterwards visited Alfriston School, Penn Road, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield.

The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon visited Axell Wireless Limited, Aerial House, Asheridge Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, and presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, Patron, British Computer Society, this morning received Mr. David Clarke (Chief Executive), Dr. Elizabeth Sparrow (President) and Mr. Robert Assirati (Deputy President).

Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park

Princess Alexandra this evening attended a Reception to celebrate the Centenary of the formation of the Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses at the New Cavendish Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1.

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