The President of the United Arab Emirates arrived at Windsor Castle today on a State Visit to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke of York welcomed His Highness on behalf of Her Majesty in Richmond and travelled by car to the Royal Dais in Datchet Road, Windsor, where The President of the United Arab Emirates was met by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
The President of the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Duke of York, drove in a Carriage Procession to Windsor Castle with a Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry.
Gun Salutes were fired in the Home Park (Private) by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery and from the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Windsor Castle by the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, who later marched past.
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery marched past and the Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry ranked past.
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a State Luncheon this afternoon in honour of The President of the United Arab Emirates at which The Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex were present.
The following had the honour of being invited:
Suite of The President of the United Arab Emirates:
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs), Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court), Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (President of the Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai), Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khaled Al Qasimi (Minister of International Co-operation and Development), His Excellency Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash (Minister of State for Foreign Affairs), His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber (Minister of State — Member of the Cabinet), His Excellency Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi (Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs), His Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak (Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority), Major General Essa Saif Mohammed Al Mazrouei (Deputy Chief of Staff, Armed Forces) and His Excellency Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee (United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United Kingdom).
Specially attached in attendance upon The President of the United Arab Emirates:
The Viscount Brookeborough (Lord in Waiting) and Mr Dominic Jermey (Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi).
The Diplomatic Corps:
His Excellency the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait.
The Prime Minister (the Rt Hon David Cameron MP), the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (the Rt Hon William Hague MP), the Secretary of State for Defence (the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP), the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (the Rt Hon Dr Vincent Cable MP) and the Leader of the House of Lords (the Lord Hill of Oareford).
His Excellency Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi (Vice Chairman of TAQA Global), His Excellency Nasser Ahmed Al Sowaidi (Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development), Her Excellency Dr Maha Taysir Barakat (Director-General Health Authority — Abu Dhabi), Mr. Homaid Al Shemmari (Executive Director of Mubadala Aerospace), the Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP (Minister of State for Climate Change), Mr Samir Brikho (Chair, United Kingdom-United Arab Emirates Business Council), Mr Andrew Brown (Executive Director Upstream International, Royal Dutch Shell plc), Mr Alistair Burt MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Sir Roger Carr, Mr. Simon Collins, Sir Kim Darroch, Mr Martin Davidson, the Lord Darzi of Denham, Mr Robert Dudley, Mr. Philip Dunne MP, Mr Simon Fraser, the Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, the Lord Howard of Lympne, Mr Christopher Hyman, Mr Ian King, Mr Neil MacGregor, Mr Mouzan Majidi, the Lord Marland of Odstock, Lieutenant General Simon Mayall, Mr Andrew McNaughton, the Rt Hon Edward Miliband MP, Sir Keith O’Nions, Mr Alan Parker, Sir John Peace, General Sir David Richards, Sir Simon Robertson, Sir John Sawers and the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean.
The Prince of Wales this morning received the Governor-General of Canada (His Excellency the Rt Hon David Johnston) and Mrs Johnston in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon attended the Investiture of The King of the Netherlands in Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam.
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards attended a Reception at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall later arrived at Royal Air Force Northolt from the Netherlands.
Wing Commander Richard Pattle RAF and Mrs Amanda MacManus were in attendance.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, this morning held a Meeting.
His Royal Highness, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Foundation, this afternoon held a Meeting.
The Countess of Wessex continued her visit of HMS Daring at sea.
The Princess Royal this morning opened the new Poulson Building at East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Church Lane, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk (Mr Richard Jewson).
Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the Louise Hamilton Palliative Care Centre, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston.
The Princess Royal later named the new inshore lifeboat at Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service, Tan Lane, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth.
The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Richard III Society, this evening attended a Dinner at HM Tower of London.