The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning attended a Reception at Hillsborough Castle, County Down, to mark the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Northern Ireland Army Cadets and were received by the Chief Executive of Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Northern Ireland (Colonel John Rollins) and Brigadier Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Commander, 38(Irish) Brigade).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later visited Coca-Cola Hellenic, Lisburn, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Antrim (Mrs. Joan Christie), the General Manager of Coca-Cola Hellenic (Mr. Marcel Martin) and the Mayor of Lisburn City Council (Councillor Paul Porter).
The Queen, escorted by the Regional Supply Chain Director (Mr. Alan Smith) and The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by Mr. Alan Hill (Acting Supply Chain Director), toured the factory, viewing the main laboratory and production areas, and met members of staff.
Her Majesty subsequently opened the Coca-Cola Visitors’ Experience.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited Belfast International Airport and were received by the Managing Director (Mr. John Doran) and the Mayor of Antrim Borough Council (Councillor Adrian Cochrane-Watson).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness met members of staff and The Queen unveiled a plaque to commemorate the completion of the major refurbishment of the terminal infrastructure at the Airport.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Earl of Airlie, K.T. (Permanent Lord in Waiting) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Major Sir David Butter (formerly Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross), which was held in St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, this afternoon.
The Prince of Wales was represented by Lord Ogilvy.
The Duke of York was represented by the Duchess of Argyll.
The Earl of Wessex was represented by Earl of Southesk.
The Princess Royal was represented by Mrs. David Bowes-Lyon.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
The Duke of Kent was represented by Brigadier Melville Jameson.
Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by the Earl of Dalhousie.
The Duke of York, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, this morning received His Excellency Maqbool Ali Sultan (Minister for Commerce, the Sultanate of Oman), Dr. Salem Nasser Al Ismaily (Chief Executive, Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development) and His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Aziz Abdullah Zahir Al-Hinai (Ambassador from the Sultanate of Oman).
The Countess of Wessex today attended a Farming for the Future Conference at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Spinal Injuries Association, this afternoon attended a Charity Race Day at Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire (Mr. David Moody).
Appendix to Court Circular
The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Alistair Bennett to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty in Scotland in succession to the Reverend Charles Robertson.
The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Charles Robertson as an Extra Chaplain to Her Majesty in Scotland.