The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Prince of Wales, today commenced a visit to the North West to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee and were received upon arrival this morning at Manchester Road Railway Station, Burnley, by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire (the Lord Shuttleworth).
Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses drove to Finsley Gate Wharf and were received by the Mayor of Burnley (Councillor David Heginbotham) and the Chairman of British Waterways (Mr A. Hale).
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Prince of Wales, embarked on a canal barge and moved along the canal viewing local regeneration projects.
Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses disembarked at Slater Terrace, Weavers’ Triangle, Burnley, and were received by Dame Julia Cleverdon (Special Adviser, The Prince’s Charities) and Mr C. Daggett (Editor, Burnley Express).
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Prince of Wales, met young people associated with The Prince’s Charities and subsequently joined The Prince’s Charities Regeneration Summit.
Her Majesty addressed the Conference.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards drove through Burnley Town Centre to the University of Central Lancashire, Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, and were received by the Chairman of the University Board (Mr Brian Harris), the Vice-Chancellor of University of Central Lancashire (Dr Malcolm McVicar) and the Principal of Burnley College (Mr Hugh Bramwell).
Her Majesty, escorted by the Vice-Chancellor, and His Royal Highness, escorted by the Principal, toured the College, viewing exhibits, demonstrations and displays and meeting current and former students and members of staff.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained to Luncheon this afternoon by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant and the Chairman of Burnley Football Club (Mr Barry Kilby) at Burnley Football Club, Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, Burnley.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later visited Accrington Market Hall, Peel Street, Accrington, and were received by the Mayor of Hyndburn (Mrs Collette McCormack) and the Chief Executive of Hyndburn Borough Council (Mr David Welsby).
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted respectively by the Chief Executive and the Mayor, toured the Market Hall, viewing stalls and meeting stall holders and local business leaders.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness walked to Accrington Town Hall and attended a Reception given by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant and the Mayor and viewed a parade of charitable and community organisations from Lancashire.
The Prince of Wales this afternoon attended The Prince’s Charities Regeneration Summit at Victoria Mill, 39 Trafalgar Street, Burnley, and was received by Mr Rodney Swarbrick (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire).
The Duke of York this morning received representatives from the Forum of Young Global Leaders.
His Royal Highness this evening opened Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (United Kingdom) Limited, One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London SW1.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, this evening held a Dinner for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Buckingham Palace.
The Countess of Wessex this morning attended the Women of the Future Conference at the London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London W1.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Childline, this afternoon held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
The Princess Royal this morning departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Greece and was received this afternoon at Athens International Airport by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic (His Excellency Dr David Landsman).
Her Royal Highness, Member, International Olympic Committee, and President, British Olympic Association, this afternoon attended the Olympic Flame Ceremony at the Acropolis, Athens.
The Princess Royal this evening attended a Dinner given by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic at the Residence in Athens.
The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited the Exhibition entitled, “the English Prize: the Capture of the Westmorland, an Episode of the Grand Tour”, at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beaumont Street, Oxford, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (Mr Timothy Stevenson).
His Royal Highness, President, Crown Agents Foundation, this afternoon attended the Annual General Meeting and Reception at St James’s Palace.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Patron, Newbury Spring Festival, this evening attended a Concert in Englefield, Reading, Berkshire.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra, Royal Patron, Children and Families Across Borders, this morning visited the International Spring Fair at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild, this afternoon received Mrs Teresa Myers upon relinquishing her appointment as Chairman and Mrs Liza Jones upon assuming the appointment.