Al Alam Palace, Muscat, Oman
The Rt Hon William Hague MP (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) and Mr Iain Lobban (Director, Government Communications Headquarters) were received by The Queen this morning at Bayt al Barakah Palace, Muscat, Oman.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon drove to Muscat Gate and were received by The Sultan of Oman.
The Queen, with The Sultan of Oman, and His Royal Highness, with Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al Said (Deputy Prime Minister of Oman), accompanied by an escort of the Royal Cavalry, drove to Al Alam Palace and were received with a Gun Salute.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Welcome Coffee Ceremony.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards toured the Tate Exhibition Room at Al Alam Palace and were received by Sir Nicholas Serota (Director, Tate Gallery) and Dr David Blayney Brown (Curator).
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained this evening at a State Banquet given by The Sultan of Oman at Al Alam Palace.
The Duke of York this morning departed Abu Dhabi International Airport for Azerbaijan and was received this afternoon upon arrival at Haydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan (Her Excellency Dr Carolyn Browne).
His Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner given by The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Logistic Corps, today visited 23 Pioneer Regiment Royal Logistic Corps at St David’s Barracks, London Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire.
The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited the Wheels Project, 31/32 Bonville Road, Brislington, Bristol, to mark their Thirtieth Anniversary and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol (Mrs John Prior).
His Royal Highness, Honorary Air Marshal and Honorary Air Commodore, No 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, later attended a Service of Commemoration for the Polish pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain, at the Polish Roman Catholic Church, Cheltenham Road, Bristol.
The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon visited Cote House, Cote Drive, Westbury on Trym, and subsequently officially opened Katherine House for Cote Charity.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys), and The Duchess of Kent were represented by Major General Charles Ramsay (formerly Commanding Officer) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Major Henry Callander which was held in Cannongate Kirk, Edinburgh, this morning.