The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today visited Northern Ireland and were received by the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast (Dame Mary Peters).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this afternoon visited UTV Studios, Belfast, and were received by the Chairman of UTV Media plc (Mr John McGuckian) and the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of Belfast (Councillor Patrick Convery).
The Queen, escorted by Mr John McCann (Group Chief Executive, UTV Media plc), and The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by Mr. Michael Wilson (Managing Director, UTV Television), toured the News and Content Floor and the Main Studio and met members of staff.
Her Majesty subsequently launched the UTV High Definition Channel.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained to Luncheon by the Chairman in Studio 2.
Her Majesty, Patron, and His Royal Highness later attended a Reception at Hillsborough Castle to mark the Tenth Anniversary of Action for Children and were received by Mrs Fionnuala Cook (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of County Down) and Ms Pam Chesters (Chairman, Action for Children).
The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland was received in audience by The Queen at Hillsborough Castle.
The Rt Hon Peter Robinson MLA (First Minister of Northern Ireland) was received by Her Majesty.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Dinner given by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at Hillsborough Castle.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay this afternoon received the New Zealand Minister of Agriculture (Hon David Carter MP).
The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, Emmaus UK, today received Mr. Timothy Page upon relinquishing his appointment as Director.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Emmaus UK, this evening attended the Anglo-French Conference at the French Ambassador’s residence.
St James’s Palace
Prince Henry of Wales was present this afternoon at a Concert at Buckingham Palace and, as Patron of WellChild, subsequently met children and their families.
The Duke of York this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Hong Kong, China.
Mrs Amanda Thirsk and Squadron Leader Charlotte Fenn, RAF, were in attendance.
The Princess Royal this afternoon opened Fareham Community Hospital, Brook Lane, Sarisbury, and was received by Mr Nigel Atkinson (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire).
Her Royal Highness afterwards opened Fareham College Sixth Form Centre, Bishopsfield Road, Fareham.
The Princess Royal, Commodore-in-Chief Portsmouth, later attended a Rededication Ceremony for Harbour Defence Motor Launch 1387 Medusa (formerly HMS Medusa) at HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Her Royal Highness, Commodore-in-Chief Portsmouth, this evening attended a Trafalgar Night Dinner onboard HMS Diamond, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth.
The Duchess of Gloucester this afternoon visited the Myriad Centre, St. Georges Walk, Worcester, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire (Mr Michael Brinton).
Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Eckington Manor Cookery School, Manor Road, Eckington.
The Duchess of Gloucester later visited Working World, the Adventure Playground, Woodlands, Evesham.
Her Royal Highness subsequently visited Evesham Community Hospital, Waterside, Evesham.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent this morning officially opened Bolton Sixth Form College, Queen Street, Farnworth, Bolton, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr Warren Smith).
His Royal Highness later officially opened Bolton College, Deane Road Campus, Deane Road, Bolton.
The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited the University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra, President, this afternoon presented Royal Humane Society Awards at Buckingham Palace.
Appendix to Court Circular
The Queen has been pleased to appoint Captain Gerald Johnston, Coldstream Guards to be Assistant Equerry to Her Majesty in succession to Captain Robert Sugden, with effect from 1st November, 2010.