The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this morning drove to Horse Guards Parade to present new Standards to the Household Cavalry and was received by Major General Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Commander Household Cavalry, Designate), Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank (Colonel, The Life Guards) and The Princess Royal (Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).
Her Majesty, having been received with a Royal Salute, reviewed the Parade.
The Queen presented eight new Standards following their consecration.
Her Majesty was graciously pleased to address the Regiments and the Parade Commander (Colonel Stuart Cowen, Commander Household Cavalry) replied.
The Mounted Squadrons conducted a Walk and Trot Past and the Armoured Reconnaissance Squadrons conducted a Drive Past.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were present at a Garden Party given for the Household Cavalry at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
The Rt Hon William Hague MP (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was received in audience by The Queen this evening.
The Duchess of Cornwall, President, the Royal Bath and West of England Society, this morning visited the Royal Bath and West Show, the Showground, Shepton Mallet, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Lady Gass).
Prince Henry of Wales this morning attended the presentation of new Standards by The Queen to the Household Cavalry on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Garden Party given for the Household Cavalry at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of York this afternoon received the Lord Young of Graffham (the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Small Businesses and Enterprise).
The Duke of York received Mr Philip Yea upon relinquishing his appointment as Senior Business Adviser to His Royal Highness.
The Duke of York later held a Meeting for the Royal International Diplomacy Course Team.
The Princess Royal, Colonel, The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), this afternoon attended a Colonels Luncheon at the Goring Hotel, 15 Beeston Place, London SW1.
Her Royal Highness, Colonel, The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), later attended a Garden Party given for the Household Cavalry at Buckingham Palace.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Scottish Rugby Union, and Patron, London Scottish Football Club, this evening attended a Friends of Scottish Rugby Dinner at the Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester today carried out the following engagements in Cornwall.
The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant (Colonel Edward Bolitho).
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester later visited Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St. Ives.
Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon visited Tate St. Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives.
The Duchess of Gloucester this morning visited the Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack, St. Ives, and was received by Mr. James Williams (Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall).
Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Kidz R Us at St. Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack, St. Ives.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent this morning attended the presentation of new Standards by The Queen to the Household Cavalry on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.
Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park
Princess Alexandra this afternoon opened the Royal Parks’ new Golf Course Clubhouse in Richmond Park, Norstead Place, London SW15, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer).
Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust, this evening held a Reception at St. James’s Palace.