The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, today visited Cambridge and were received this morning by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (Mr Hugh Duberley) and the Mayor of Cambridge (Councillor Sheila Stuart).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness drove to the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Bateman Street, Cambridge, and were received by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (Vice Chancellor) and Professor Elliot Meyerowitz (Director).
The Esquire Bedells and the Marshal surrendered to The Queen the University maces which Her Majesty was pleased to return to them.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted respectively by the Director and Professor Ottoline Leyser (Associate Director), toured the laboratories and viewed displays and met members of staff, students and benefactors.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Reception and Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to officially open the Sainsbury Laboratory.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards walked down St John’s Street to St John’s College and were received at Great Gate by the Master of St John’s College (Professor Christopher Dobson).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness listened to a performance by the College Chapel choir and The Queen unveiled a plaque to mark the Quincentenary of St John’s College.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were entertained to Luncheon by the Master this afternoon.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later attended a Garden Party and Her Majesty cut a cake to commemorate the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the College.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President, the Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust, this afternoon attended a Reception at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
His Royal Highness, President, the Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust, this evening gave a Dinner at Dumfries House.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, this morning held a Meeting for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation.
His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (Mr Timothy Stevenson).
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, afterwards visited the Oxfordshire Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at County Hall, Oxford.
His Royal Highness subsequently visited Oxford Samaritans, 60 Magdalen Road, Oxford.
The Earl of Wessex later opened the new Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford.
The Princess Royal, Past Master, the Worshipful Company of Carmen, this evening attended a Joint Services Dinner at Plaisterers’ Hall, 1 London Wall, London EC2.
The Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended a St George’s Day Concert in aid of the Royal British Legion at St George’s Church, Hanover Square, London W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer).
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, this afternoon attended the Annual Investiture of the United Grand Lodge of England at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2, and this evening attended the Grand Festival Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2.