The Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned today commenced a State Visit at Windsor Castle to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed Their Highnesses on behalf of The Queen.
The Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, drove to the Royal Dais in Datchet Road, Windsor, and were met by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, accompanied by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh with The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, drove in a Carriage Procession to Windsor Castle with a Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry.
Gun Salutes were fired in the Home Park (Private) by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Windsor Castle by 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty.
The Queen presented The Emir of the State of Qatar with the Insignia of an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
Her Majesty presented Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
The Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned this afternoon drove to the Palace of Westminster and were received by the Lord Speaker and the Rt Hon John Bercow MP (Speaker of the House of Commons).
The Speaker welcomed Their Highnesses and The Emir of the State of Qatar delivered an Address.
The Emir of the State of Qatar afterwards visited No 10 Downing Street and had talks with the Prime Minister.
The Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) later called upon His Highness at Windsor Castle.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a State Banquet this evening in honour of The Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, and Princess Michael of Kent were present.
The following had the honour of being invited:
Suite of The Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser AlMissned:
His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabr Al-Thani (Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs), His Excellency Mr Yousef Hussain Kamal (Minister of Economy and Finance), His Excellency Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Saud Al-Thani (Chief of the Amiri Diwan), His Excellency Dr Khaled Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah (Minister of State for International Cooperation), His Excellency Sheikh Jassem Bin Abdulaziz Bin Jassem Al-Thani (Minister of Business and Trade), Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al-Thani (Director of His Highness The Emir’s Office), His Excellency Mr Sa’ad Bin Mohamed Al-Rumaihi (Secretary to The Emir for Follow-up Affairs), His Excellency Dr Abdullah Bin Hussain Al-Kubaissi (Director of the Office of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah), His Excellency Mr Abdullah Bin Eid Al-Sulaiti (Director of the Office of the Prime Minister), Mr Mohamed Bin Nasser Al-Fuhaid Al-Hajri (Director of Studies and Research Department at the Amiri Diwan), His Excellency Mr Khalid Rashid Al-Hamoudi Al-Mansouri (Ambassador of the State of Qatar) and Mrs Mooza Saif Al-Mansouri, and His Excellency Ambassador Adel Ali Al-Khal (Director of American and European Affairs Department).
Specially attached to The Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned:
The Lady Susan Hussey (Lady in Waiting), the Viscount Hood (Lord in Waiting) and the Viscountess Hood, Mr John Hawkins (Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the State of Qatar) and Mrs Hawkins, and Major Dan Rex (Equerry in Waiting).
His Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait and Mrs Al-Duwaisan, His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Her Highness Princess Mashail bint Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud, His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, His Excellency the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Mr Abdulrahman Ghanem Almutaiwee, and His Excellency the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman and Mrs Maryam Al Hinai.
The Cabinet and Government:
The Prime Minister and Mrs Cameron, the Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and the Lady McNally, First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Mrs. Hague, the Secretary of State for Defence and Mrs Fox, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Mrs Cable, and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and Ms Carina Trimingham.
The Lord Speaker, the Baroness Hayman and Mr Martin Hayman, the Earl Marshal and the Duchess of Norfolk, the Lord Denman, the Lord and Lady Rothschild, the Baroness Blackstone, the Lord and Lady Woolf, the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean and Mr Philip Bassett, the Lord Chief Justice and the Lady Judge, the Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, the Rt Hon. the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress, the Hon Mrs Bayliss and Mr Jeremy Bayliss, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock and Lady Stirrup, General Sir David and Lady Richards, Admiral Sir Mark and Lady Stanhope, Sir Augustine and Lady O’Donnell, Sir Peter and Lady Ricketts, Sir David Frost and the Lady Carina Frost, Sir Keith and Lady O’Nions, Sir Frank Williams, Sir Jackie and Lady Stewart, Sir Paul and Lady Stephenson, Sir Jonathan Cunliffe and Mrs Naomi Brandler, Mr and Mrs Simon Fraser, Major General and Mrs William Cubitt, Mr and Mrs Jorma Ollila, Mr and Mrs Marcus Agius, Dr and Mrs Fawaz Akhras, Mr and Mrs Mohamed Al-Nuaimi, DrAfnan Al-Shuaiby, Mr and Mrs Roger Carr, Professor Lorna Casselton and Mr William Tollett, Professor and Mrs Michael Clarke, Mr and Mrs Vernon Ellis, Professor Malcolm Grant and Dr Christine Grant, Professor and Mrs Andrew Hamilton, Mr and Mrs Gopichand Hinduja, Mr Ian King, Mr Neil MacGregor, Mr and Mrs Nigel Newton, and Miss Sara Thornton and Mr Gilbert Houalla.
The Prince of Wales this afternoon received Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis (Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff, Health) and Dr Michael Dixon at Windsor Castle.
His Royal Highness received Professor Simon Gibbons (Professor of Phytochemistry, University of London) and Dr Michael Dixon.
The Duchess of Cornwall, Commodore-in-Chief, Royal Naval Medical Services, this afternoon received Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis (Medical Director-General, Naval Medical Services) at Windsor Castle.
The Earl of Wessex, Patron, the Tennis and Rackets Association, this morning held a Meeting.
His Royal Highness, Chairman, International Special Projects, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation, later received Mr Terence Regan upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman of International Golf for Youth.
The Princess Royal this morning attended the Twentieth Anniversary of the commissioning of HMS Talent at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, Devon.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Royal Patron, St Dunstan’s Appeal, this morning visited St Dunstan’s Ian Fraser House, Greenways, Ovingdean, Brighton, and was received by Mrs Sara Stonor (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex).
His Royal Highness this afternoon visited the Duke of York’s Picture House, Preston Circus, Brighton.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra, Joint President, Cancer Research UK, this afternoon received Mr David Newbigging at Buckingham Palace upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mr Michael Pragnell upon assuming the appointment.
Her Royal Highness, President, Alexandra Rose Charities, later received the Lord St. John of Bletso at Buckingham Palace upon assuming his appointment as Chairman.