The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today continued the visit to the North East of England in celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness visited West Yorkshire and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant (Dr Ingrid Roscoe).
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were present this morning at the Topping Out Ceremony for Leeds Arena, Wade Lane, Leeds, and were received by the Leader of Leeds City Council (Councillor Keith Wakefield) and the Lord Mayor of Leeds (Councillor Anne Castle).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, escorted respectively by Mr Martin Farrington (Director of City Development) and Mr Christopher Coulson (Arena Project Team Leader), met the construction crew, apprentices, Arena Operators and the project team, before viewing a musical performance by a children’s choir and an acrobatic display from the roof of the Arena.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were received by the Chairman of the Board of Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House (Councillor Adam Ogilvie) and Mr Andrew Macgill (Theatres Director) before walking up Swan Street, Leeds, to the City Varieties Music Hall.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, escorted respectively by the Chairman and the Theatres Director, met board members and members of the project team and viewed a Good Old Days theatrical performance by the City Varieties Youth Theatre Company.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were subsequently received by Mr John Ebo (Deputy Head of Services City Centre Management) and Ms Catherine Folin (Head of City Centre and Markets), who escorted Her Majesty and His Royal Highness on a walkabout down Swan Street and along Briggate.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained to Luncheon this afternoon by the Chairman of Pace plc (Mr Allan Leighton) at the Company’s Headquarters in Victoria Road, Saltaire.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of The Queen in celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, this morning arrived in Guernsey and were received at the Airport by the Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief (Air Marshal Peter Walker).
Their Royal Highnesses firstly visited youth and community groups at Saumarez Park and the restoration of Guernsey Botanical Trust’s Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden, before opening the new Orchard House glasshouse.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon opened the renovated les Bourgs Hospice, rue du Tertre, St. Andrew’s.
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards attended an Allegiance Ceremony to The Queen on behalf of the people of Guernsey at Castle Cornet, St Peter Port.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall later attended a Reception at the White House Gardens, Herm Island.
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The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, this morning attended a Reception at the National Portrait Gallery, London WC2, to launch the Road to 2012 exhibition which shows top athletes and key figures involved in the planning of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, of which Her Royal Highness is Official Ambassador.
The Duke of York this evening attended the Lancaster University Management School Graduation Dinner at Lancaster Leadership Centre, Lancaster, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire (the Lord Shuttleworth).
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, this morning held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
His Royal Highness, President, Sport and Recreation Alliance, later attended the Annual General Meeting at St James’s Palace.
The Earl of Wessex, Patron, this afternoon attended the National Youth Theatre performance of the Olympic and Paralympic Team Welcome Ceremonies at the Olympic and Paralympic Village, the Olympic Park, London E20, to mark Twenty Five Years as Patron.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, accompanied by The Countess of Wessex, this evening attended the Diamond Jubilee Summer Concert and Dinner, with the London Chamber Orchestra, at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey.
The Princess Royal this afternoon attended the Opening Ceremony of the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, and was received by Mr John Chapman (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow).
The Duke of Gloucester this morning attended the Dedication Service of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor in St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, followed by a Reception at Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4.
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The Duke of Kent, President of the Council, King Edward VII’s Hospital (Sister Agnes), this morning received the Lord Glenarthur (Chairman).
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Luncheon given by His Excellency the Ambassador of the United States of America.
The Duke of Kent this evening attended a Farewell Reception for the Ambassador from the Republic of Poland at the Polish Embassy, 47 Portland Place, London W1.