The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this morning visited the XXX Olympic Games at the Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20, and were received by the Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (the Lord Coe), the Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (Sir John Armitt) and the Mayor of London (Mr Boris Johnson).
Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses, escorted respectively by the Lord Coe, Sir John Armitt and Mr James Bulley (Director of Venues and Infrastructure, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games), met Orbit Tower designers and London Ambassadors before visiting the Aquatics Centre and meeting staff and athletes and viewing swimming heats in the pool.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, afterwards visited the Athletes’ Village, were received by the Chairman of the British Olympic Association (the Lord Moynihan) and met members of the Association’s staff.
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness subsequently visited an apartment in the Village and met athletes and Team GB athletes.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence then visited the Canteen and, having been received by Mr Nigel Garfitt (Director of London 2012 Villages) and the Mayor of the Olympic Village (Sir Charles Allen), met athletes, the Villages team and catering staff.
The Queen this afternoon visited London City Airport, Newham, London E16, to mark the Airport’s Twenty Fifth Anniversary, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer), the Chairman of London City Airport (Mr Roy Griffins), Mr Declan Collier (Chief Executive Officer) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Newham (Sir Robin Wales).
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today visited the Olympic Games.
His Royal Highness this morning received Mrs Melinda Gates (Co-Chairman, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).
The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited members of the Armed Forces on duty for the Olympic Games at Royal Air Force Northolt.
The Duchess of Cornwall today visited the Exhibition Road Show in South Kensington, London SW7, and was received by Mr Richard Walker-Arnott (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Princess Royal, Member, International Olympic Committee, and President, British Olympic Association, this afternoon visited the Olympic Games.
The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, today visited the Olympic Games at the All England Club, Wimbledon, London SW19.