The Queen received the Bishop of Exeter (the Right Reverend Robert Atwell) this morning who did homage upon his appointment.
The Rt. Hon. Christopher Grayling MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) administered the Oath.
The Right Reverend Dr. Christopher Hill (Clerk of the Closet) was in attendance.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this morning arrived at Royal Air Force Brize Norton from Canada.
Mr. Simon Martin, Mrs. Joy-Maria Camm, Mr. Craig Kowalik, Mr. Patrick Harrison and Ms. Laura Sullivan were in attendance.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Earl of Wessex, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and The Countess of Wessex today carried out the following engagements in Edinburgh.
Their Royal Highnesses this morning attended the General Assembly at Assembly Hall, Mound Place.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex afterwards attended a Reception for Chaplains to Her Majesty’s Forces at the Signet Library, Parliament Square.
Their Royal Highnesses today visited the Free Church Assembly, the Mound.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex this afternoon gave a Luncheon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Their Royal Highnesses subsequently visited Richmond’s Hope, 227 Nidrie Mains, and were received by Mrs. Lezley Cameron (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh).
The Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening attended Beating Retreat, before holding a Reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Their Royal Highnesses later gave a Dinner at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Duke of Gloucester this evening attended the Theatre West Four production of “Radio Times” at the Questors Studio Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5.
The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Patron, Prostate Cancer UK, this afternoon opened XVIII the Centre for Advanced Screening at the Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre, 18 Devonshire Street, London W1.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra, Patron, Home-Start UK, this afternoon attended a Reception to celebrate Seventy Five Years of Home-Start Volunteering in Mid-Essex at Hylands House, Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Essex (the Lord Petre).
Her Royal Highness later visited Saint Francis Hospice, the Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer).