Daily Record: March 29th, 2012


Buckingham Palace 

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Valentines Park and Mansion, Emerson Road, Redbridge, near Ilford, Essex, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer), the Mayor of Redbridge (Councillor Chris Cummins) and the Mayor of London (Mr Boris Johnson).

Her Majesty, escorted by the Lord-Lieutenant, and His Royal Highness, escorted by the Leader of Redbridge Borough Council (Councillor Keith Prince) and Councillor Roger Hampson (Chief Executive), walked through the Park and crossed the Ha-Ha Bridge.

The Queen, escorted by Sir Terence Conran (Redbridge Special Adviser on Art and Design) and Lady Conran, toured the Design Marquee and met artists and students.

The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by the Leader of Redbridge Borough Council, toured the Design Marquee.

Her Majesty visited Valentines Mansion and viewed contemporary British artworks and met local school pupils.

His Royal Highness viewed the Future Design Exhibition in the Kitchen Garden.

The Queen subsequently opened the new Dry Garden.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards visited Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17, and were received by Wing Commander Mike Dudgeon (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) and the Mayor of Waltham Forest (Councillor Geoff Walker).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness attended a Reception for representatives of the London boroughs and were subsequently entertained to Luncheon by the North London Boroughs.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited Krishna Avanti School, Harrow, and were received by Mr John Purnell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London), the Headteacher (Ms Rakha Bhakoo) and the Mayor of Harrow (Councillor Mrinal Choudhury).

Her Majesty, escorted by Mr Nitesh Gor (Outgoing Chairman of Governors), and His Royal Highness, escorted by Ms Marianne Locke (Event Organiser), viewed a dance display and a classical Indian performance, and The Queen unveiled a plaque to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee and the visit to the school.

The Queen visited the Community Zone, viewing a faith area representing the diversity of faith groups, and met community leaders.

The Duke of Edinburgh met community leaders in the Community Zone.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness subsequently viewed a photographic exhibition and a choral performance.

Clarence House 

The Prince of Wales this evening held a Dinner for Global Natural Resource Assessments representatives at Clarence House.

Buckingham Palace 

The Duke of York this morning opened the Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties Unit at the Royal Docks Community School, Prince Regent Lane, Custom House, London E16.

His Royal Highness this afternoon gave a Luncheon for Mr Bruno Ferrari (Mexican Secretary of Economy).

The Duke of York, Patron, Royal Artillery Golf Society, later received Major General Michael Tennant upon relinquishing his appointment as Captain and Major General Andrew Gregory upon assuming the appointment.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, received Mr Basil Williams (Chairman).

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex, Patron, British Ski and Snowboarding, this morning departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for France.

Buckingham Palace 

The Princess Royal this morning opened the Jewel House Exhibition at HM Tower of London.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust, later attended a Scott Centenary Service of Remembrance in St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a Reception at Guildhall, London EC2.

The Princess Royal, Patron, Catch 22, this afternoon attended a Young People’s Involvement in Gangs Conference at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nash House, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1, and was received by Reverend Nims Obunge (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Her Royal Highness, Director, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, later attended the Tenth International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission at Deloitte and Touche, 2 New Street Square, London EC4.

The Princess Royal, Patron, RYA Sailability, this evening attended a Reception at Coutts and Company, 440 Strand, London WC2.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Gordonstoun Plus Campaign, later held a Dinner at Buckingham Palace.

Kensington Palace 

The Duke of Gloucester this morning departed from Fua’Amotu Airport, Tonga, for the United Kingdom.

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