Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Princess Royal and The Countess of Strathearn, this morning attended a Service in St Giles’ Cathedral for the Installation of Prince William, Earl of Strathearn as a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.
Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses were received at St Giles’ Cathedral by the Chancellor of the Thistle (the Earl of Airlie) and the Dean of the Thistle and Minister of St Giles’ (the Very Reverend Gilleasbuig Macmillan).
The following Knights Brethren were present: the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, the Earl of Airlie (Chancellor), the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Lady Marion Fraser, the Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, the Lord Mackay of Clashfern, the Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, the Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, Sir Eric Anderson, the Lord Steel of Aikwood, the Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, the Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, Sir Garth Morrison, the Lord Hope of Craighead and the Lord Patel.
Other Officers of the Order who were present were: Mr David Sellar (Secretary and Lord Lyon King of Arms) and Rear Admiral Christopher Layman (Gentleman Usher of the Green Rod).
Mr Arthur Chatto (Page of Honour to The Queen) was in attendance.
A Guard of Honour was mounted in Parliament Square West by The Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, with the Colours of the Royal Company, under the command of Captain, the Earl of Dalhousie, and accompanied by the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Afterwards The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained to Luncheon at the Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh, by the Knights of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle and the Lady of the Order to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, this afternoon held a Reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The Prince of Wales, President, WWF-UK, this afternoon received representatives of the Green Ambassadors Scheme.
His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, this evening held a Reception for Dairy Initiative Farmers working with The Prince’s Rural Action Programme.
The Duke of York this afternoon opened the Shard, London Bridge Street, London SE1.
His Royal Highness later received Mr Angus Miller (Government Adviser on Caspian Energy and Climate Change).
The Earl and Countess of Wessex, in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this morning named the regenerated seafront at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, “Jubilee Walk” and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex (Mr Peter Field).
Their Royal Highnesses later named the new lifeboat Diamond Jubilee at the Royal National Lifeboat Station, Sovereign Harbour Marina, Eastbourne, East Sussex.
The Earl of Wessex, Liveryman, the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, this afternoon attended a Court Meeting, followed this evening by the Installation Court Dinner, at Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2.
The Princess Royal this afternoon opened the new porch at Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk and subsequently visited the Grassmarket Community Project at 1 Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh, and was received by Sir Thomas Farmer (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh).
The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, and was received by Mr Christian Wewer (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester).
His Royal Highness afterwards opened Wigan Life Centre (north site), the Wiend, Wigan.
The Duke of Gloucester later visited Amberswood, Greenheart Regional Park, Wigan.
His Royal Highness subsequently opened Diamond Jubilee Marina, Warrington.
The Duke of Gloucester later opened Greenheart Jubilee Way at Pennington Flashes, Pennington, Leigh.
His Royal Highness, Patron, Northamptonshire Museums and Historic Houses, this evening attended the Heritage Awards at the Icon Environmental Innovation Centre, Eastern Way, Daventry, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (the Lady Juliet Townsend).
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, President, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, today attended the Lawn Tennis Championships at Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19.