Daily Record: October 23rd, 2014

COURT CIRCULAR

Buckingham Palace

The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam, with the Singaporean Suite in attendance, took leave of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning and left Buckingham Palace.

The President and Mrs Tan this afternoon visited M Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol (Mrs John Prior).

The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam, escorted by Ms Vivienne Bennett (Interim Head of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives) toured the Bristol PlacesExhibition, learning more about the regeneration of the harbour area of the City.

The President and Mrs Tan were subsequently entertained to Luncheon by the Mayor of the City of Bristol (Mr George Ferguson).

The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam later visited the University of Bristol, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol, and were received by Professor Sir Eric Thomas (Vice-Chancellor).

The President and Mrs Tan moved to the Great Hall and His Excellency launched the Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment eHealth Hackathon.

A Memorandum of Understanding for Healthcare Technology Research Collaboration was signed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol and Professor Bertil Andersson (President of Nanyang Technical University Singapore) and witnessed by The President of the Republic of Singapore.

The President and Mrs Tan subsequently viewed demonstrations on cutting-edge research in the field of personal healthcare technology, before meeting Singaporean staff and students.

The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam afterwards visited Aardman Animations, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, and were received by the Co-Founders (Mr David Sproxton and Mr Peter Lord) and Sir Martin Davidson (Chief Executive, British Council).

The President and Mrs Tan received a briefing on the Singapore English Language Learning Centres run by the British Council in collaboration with Aardman Animations by Ms Anna Searle (Director of English Language, British Council) and toured the building viewing the Company’s work.

The President of Ghana and Mrs Mahama today visited The Queen.

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Matheson of Matheson, yr. was received by Her Majesty upon relinquishing his appointment as Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, today attended Receptions at St James’s Palace for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, this morning attended the launch of Prime’s research paper, Economic Barriers Affecting the Over-50s, at the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, 7 More London, Riverside, London SE1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer).

Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, Action on Addiction, this evening attended a Dinner at l’Anima Restaurant, 1 Snowden Street, London EC2.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York this afternoon departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for China.

Mrs Amanda Thirsk is in attendance.

Buckingham Palace

The Countess of Wessex, Patron, the National Autistic Society, this afternoon held a Meeting.

Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, received Colonel Rosemary Kennedy upon relinquishing her appointment as Colonel Commandant and Colonel Jane Davis upon assuming the appointment.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children UK, this morning visited Save the Children’s Brisbane Office, 28 Beesley Street, West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Australian Corps of Signals, and Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Australia Corps of Transport, afterwards visited 7th Combat Signal Regiment at Gallipoli Barracks, Lloyd Street, Enoggera, Queensland.

The Princess Royal, Patron, Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia, this afternoon visited Riding for the Disabled Burpengary Group, Cartmill Centre, 85 Kilkenny Drive, Burpengary, Queensland.

Her Royal Highness, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, later attended the Commonwealth Agricultural Conference at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane.

The Princess Royal, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, this evening attended a Dinner at Tattersall’s Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane, to mark the closing of the Commonwealth Agricultural Conference.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Somme Association, this afternoon attended a Luncheon given by the Turkish Ambassador (His Excellency Abdurrahman Bilgiç) at the Residence in London.

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent today visited Tyne and Wear and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant (Sir Nigel Sherlock).

His Royal Highness this morning visited Pearson Engineering Limited, Wincomblee Road, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited Siemens, North Farm Road, Hebburn.

His Royal Highness afterwards attended the Service of Rededication for the relocated Readhead Memorial to South Shields.

The Duke of Kent later visited Nano-Porous Solutions Limited, Dukesway, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead.

Thatched House Lodge, Richmond Park

Princess Alexandra, Patron, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, this afternoon received Mr. Luke Rittner (Chairman) and Mrs. Joanne Read (Principal) at Buckingham Palace.

Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, Children and Families Across Borders, received Mr. Douglas Lewis upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Mrs. Kumari Blakey upon assuming the appointment.

Ms. Laura Parker (Chief Executive) was present.

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