Daily Record: October 24th, 2014


Buckingham Palace

The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam this morning visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, and were received by the Director (Mr Richard Deverell).

The President and Mrs Tan visited The Princess of Wales Conservatory, viewing a display of the work of the Carbon Trust and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, and the Orchid Room, before visiting the Palm House and the Marianne North Gallery.

The President of the Republic of Singapore this afternoon visited Lloyd’s of London, One Lime Street, London EC3, and was received by the Chairman (Mr John Nelson).

The President toured the Trading Floor and was subsequently entertained to Luncheon by the Chairman.

The President of the Republic of Singapore later visited Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7, and was received by the President of the College (Professor Alice Gast) and Professor James Stirling (Provost).

The President viewed displays of current scientific research projects before meeting some of the Singaporean students studying at the College and subsequently visiting the Carbon Capture Pilot Plant.

Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam this afternoon visited the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.

The President of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Tony Tan Keng Yam then concluded the State Visit to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this morning opened the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of London (Sir David Brewer), the Interim Chairman of the Science Museum Group Board of Trustees (Dr Gillian Samuels), Mr Ian Blatchford (Director, Science Museum Group) and the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds).

The Queen, escorted by the Director, and The Duke of Edinburgh, escorted by the Interim Chairman, toured the gallery, meeting members of staff and Museum supporters, and Her Majesty posted a “tweet” to mark the opening.

By command of The Queen, Mr Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) received Her Excellency Mrs Maria Mascarenhas at St James’s Palace this morning in order to bid farewell to Her Excellency upon relinquishing her appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Cabo Verde to the Court of St James’s.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York this morning arrived at Beijing Airport and was received by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China (His Excellency Sir Sebastian Wood).

His Royal Highness this afternoon attended the Tenth Year Celebration Ceremony and opened the new campus at Harrow International School Beijing.

The Duke of York later called upon the Premier of the People’s Republic of China (Mr Li Keqiang) at Zhongnanhai.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, this morning attended the Twenty Sixth Commonwealth Agricultural Conference at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Her Royal Highness, President, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Queensland Club, 19 George Street, Brisbane.

The Princess Royal this evening departed from Brisbane International Airport for Vanuatu and later arrived at Bauerfield International Airport and was received by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu (His Excellency Mr Dominic Meiklejohn).

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester this evening attended a performance of “the Mikado” by the Windsor and Eton Operatic Society at the Farrer Theatre, Eton College, Windsor, and was received by Mr. Jeffrey Branch (Deputy Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

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