Daily Record: April 27th, 2012

COURT CIRCULAR

Buckingham Palace 

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today continued the visit to South Wales to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and were received upon arrival at Ynysowen Community Primary School, Aberfan Road, Aberfan, by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan (Mrs Kathrin Thomas), the Chair of Governors (Mrs Rosa Lazel) and Mrs. Simone Roden (Head Teacher).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness watched a musical presentation in Welsh and afterwards met staff and wives who were affected by the mine landslide disaster of 1966, survivors of the disaster and parents who lost children in the landslide.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were subsequently received by the Mayor of Merthyr Tydfil (Councillor Paul Brown) and Her Majesty officially opened the School.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later visited the Works, Steelworks Road¸ Ebbw Vale, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent (Mr Simon Boyle) and the Mayor of Blaenau Gwent (Councillor Michael Bartlett).

Her Majesty visited the Steel Works Museum and met former steel workers and museum volunteers whilst His Royal Highness visited the new Archives facility.

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, subsequently officially opened the General Office and Archives.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness drove slowly through the town centre to Christ Church, the Rectory, Eureka Place, and were received by the Rector of Ebbw Vale (the Reverend Geoffrey Waggett.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Thanksgiving Service in Christ Church for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and afterwards attended a Reception with community groups.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this afternoon visited “Diamonds in the Park”, a festival of rural activities and sports to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, in Glanusk Park, Crickhowell, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Powys (the Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh viewed the stands showcasing local activities and Her Majesty subsequently planted a commemorative tree.

Clarence House 

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited Irwin’s Bakery, Carne Industrial Estate, Portadown, to mark its Centenary, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh (the Earl of Caledon).

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, this afternoon visited Armagh Gaol.

The Prince of Wales afterwards attended a Built Heritage Conference at Armagh Planetarium, College Hill.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, the Big Jubilee Lunch, this afternoon attended a Big Lunch at Palace Demesne to celebrate the granting of the Lord Mayoralty to the City of Armagh, and was received by Mrs Edward Armstrong (Deputy Lieutenant of County Armagh).

The Prince of Wales, President, the Royal Ballet, was represented by the Marchioness of Douro (Chairman of the Governors of the Royal Ballet School) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Mr Alexander Grant (formerly Principal Dancer, the Royal Ballet) which was held in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, London WC2, this afternoon.

St James’s Palace 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this morning attended the Royal Charities Forum at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

Buckingham Palace 

The Duke of York, Honorary Air Commodore, Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, this morning received Group Captain Andrew Hine upon relinquishing his appointment as Station Commander.

Buckingham Palace 

The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation, today undertook the following engagements in the United States of America.

His Royal Highness this morning attended a Breakfast Reception at the Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia.

The Earl of Wessex this afternoon attended a Young Fellowship Lunch in Chicago.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Reception at the Residence of Her Majesty’s Consul-General for Chicago (Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson) in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Earl of Wessex afterwards attended the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Dinner at the Drake Hotel, 140E Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois.

Buckingham Palace 

The Princess Royal this morning opened the Jubilee2 Health and Wellbeing Centre, Brunswick Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr Ian James Dudson).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the new Youth Campus facilities at North Staffordshire Young Men’s Christian Association, Edinburgh House, Harding Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

Kensington Palace 

The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, this morning received Professor Anthony Mellows (Lord Prior).

Appendix to Court Circular

The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend William Whitcombe to be a Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty in succession to the Reverend Dr Stephen Young.

The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend Dr Stephen Young to be a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

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