Bayt Al Barakah Palace, Muscat, Oman
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum (Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai) was received by The Queen this morning at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Duke of York, afterwards attended the unveiling of the design for the Sheikh Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi, and were received by The Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to mark the commencement of construction of the Zayed National Museum.
Sir Maurice Flanagan was received by The Queen at the Emirates Palace Hotel when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire.
Dr. Maha Barakat was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of an Officer of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Duke of York, later witnessed the signing of a Friendship Treaty between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates at the Emirates Palace Hotel and were received by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (His Excellency Mr. Dominic Jermey), Sheikh Abdullah (Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates), Sheikha Lubna (Minister for Foreign Trade) and the Rt. Hon. William Hague MP (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs).
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited The President of the United Arab Emirates at Al Mushrif Palace, Abu Dhabi, and were received with a Gun Salute.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were entertained to Luncheon by The President.
The Queen later visited Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, widow of the late Sheikh Zayed, at the Sea Palace, Abu Dhabi.
The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of York received Emirati alumni of United Kingdom defence training institutions and witnessed a flypast of United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates military aircraft.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening departed the United Arab Emirates for Oman.
The President and The Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates were present at Abu Dhabi International Airport and bade farewell to Her Majesty and His Royal Highness.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were received later on arrival at Muscat International Airport by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman (His Excellency Dr. Noel Guckian), The Sultan of Oman, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Sultanate of Oman (Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al Said) and His Excellency Abdul Azid Al Hinai (Ambassador from the Sultanate of Oman to the Court of St. James’s).
The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.
The Duke of York, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, this afternoon attended a Meeting with the Head of the Investment Corporation of Dubai at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
His Royal Highness, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, afterwards attended a Meeting with the Chairman and Director General of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority at the Emirates Palace Hotel.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Founders, the Wessex Youth Trust, today carried out the following engagements.
Their Royal Highnesses this morning visited the New Horizon Youth Centre, 68 Chalton Street, London NW1, and were received by Sir David Brewer (Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Earl and Countess of Wessex later visited Circus Space, Coronet Street, London N1, and were received by Lieutenant Colonel Roderick Morriss (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon visited the Centre of the Cell at the Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, 4 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London E1, and were received by Commander John Ludgate (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Earl and Countess of Wessex later attended a Lunch at Deutsche Bank, 23 Great Winchester Street, London EC2.
Their Royal Highnesses later visited Debate Mate at the London Nautical School, 61 Stamford Street, London SE1, and were received by Mrs. Jennifer Bianco (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening attended the Association of Royal Yachtsmen’s Dinner at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London SW1.
The Princess Royal, Director, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, this afternoon attended a Board Meeting at One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14.
Her Royal Highness, Royal Colonel, The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, later received Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Herbert upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Ben Wrench Guy upon assuming the appointment.
The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of London, this evening attended the Foundation Day at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1.
The Duke of Gloucester, President, today attended a Reception at the House of Lords, London, SW1, to mark the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
His Royal Highness, Liveryman, the Worshipful Company of Masons, this evening presented The Duke of Gloucester’s Gold Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement at the Stone Federation’s Natural Stone Awards, Danubius Hotel Regents Park, 18 Lodge Road, St. John’s Wood, London NW8, followed by a Dinner.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, President, this evening attended the Stroke Association Royal Lecture and Dinner at Spencer House, 27 St. James’s Place, London SW1.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra, President, Royal Humane Society, today attended the Stanhope Gold Medal Luncheon at Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4.