Sir Richard Stagg was received in audience by The Queen today and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Lady Stagg was also received by The Queen.
Mr Nicholas Daniel was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen’s Medal for Music.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (Master of The Queen’s Music) was present.
Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry, received Lieutenant Colonel Francis Acton upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Botsford upon assuming the appointment.
The Hon John Howard was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Order of Merit.
Mrs Howard was also received by Her Majesty.
The Lord Fellowes (Secretary and Registrar of the Order of Merit) was in attendance.
Mr Paul Almond was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, the Federation of London Youth Clubs, this morning received Mr Nicholas Wilkie upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief Executive and Ms Rosie Ferguson upon assuming the appointment.
His Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal College of General Practitioners, this afternoon held a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, the Air League, this evening held a Reception at St James’s Palace.
The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, this afternoon visited the Avenue of Sail downstream from Tower Bridge onboard MV Edwardian and subsequently embarked in the French Tall Ship Belem and was received by the Ambassador of the French Republic (His Excellency Monsieur Bernard Emié).
His Royal Highness, Patron, the Wildlife Trusts, this evening held a Reception for the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
The Duke of York this morning received Sir John Peace (Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank).
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Lunch for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations given by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand at the Residence.
The Duke of York later received Mr Christopher Hyman (Chief Executive, Serco Group plc) and Mr Marc Wolman (Director).
His Royal Highness, Patron, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this evening attended The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex this morning visited King Charles the Martyr Church, 4 London Road, Tunbridge Wells, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent (the Viscount De L’Isle).
Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon opened the new Boxley Community Orchard at Penshurst Place, Grove Green, Maidstone, and were received by Mr Richard Oldfield (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent).
The Earl and Countess of Wessex later opened new facilities at Pembroke House, Royal Naval Benevolent Home, 11 Oxford Road, Gillingham, and were received by Mrs Ann West (Deputy Lieutenant of Kent).
The Princess Royal, Colonelin-Chief, Royal Corps of Signals, this morning attended 1(UK) Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment Medal Parade at Hammersmith Barracks, Herford, Germany.
Her Royal Highness this afternoon arrived at Royal Air Force Northolt from Germany.
Mrs William Nunneley was in attendance.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Special Forces Club, and Commandant-in-Chief, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal’s Volunteer Corps), this evening attended a Reception onboard HMS Belfast, moored alongside Morgans Lane, London SE1.
The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Fellow, the Institution of Civil Engineers, this evening attended a Lecture entitled “The Pitt Review, Five Years On” at One Great George Street, London SW1.