The President of the People’s Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuan, with the Chinese Suite in attendance, took leave of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning and left Buckingham Palace.
The President of the People’s Republic of China afterwards visited Inmarsat, 99 City Road, London EC1, and was received by The Duke of York, the Rt Hon Gregory Hands MP (Chief Secretary to the Treasury), Mr Andrew Sukawaty (Chairman) and Mr Rupert Pearce (Chief Executive Officer).
His Excellency, accompanied by His Royal Highness, viewed a model satellite, satellite equipment and a display of Inmarsat network traffic and satellites being flown in real time.
The President of the People’s Republic of China, accompanied by The Duke of York, afterwards visited the United Kingdom Confucius Institute and Confucius Classroom Conference at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1, and was received by Mr Nicolas Gibb MP (Minister of State for Schools, Department for Education), Professor Michael Arthur (Provost and President, University College London) and Professor Chris Husbands (Director, Institute of Education, University College London).
His Excellency, accompanied by His Royal Highness, viewed a display on the history of Confucius Institutes in the United Kingdom and observed a performance and poetry reading.
The President of the People’s Republic of China and The Duke of York addressed those present.
The President this afternoon visited Chequers, Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire, and, having been received by the Rt Hon David Cameron MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury), held bilateral talks.
The President of the People’s Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuang were entertained to Dinner by the Prime Minister and Mrs Cameron.
The President and Madame Peng Liyuan were later received at Manchester Airport by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr Warren Smith) and the Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester (Councillor Paul Murphy).
Madame Peng Liyuan this morning visited the Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, London Youth (the Federation of London Youth Clubs) today held a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay this morning received Mr Keith Brown MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities) at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
His Royal Highness, President, Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust, later held a Dumfries House Health Programme Meeting.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President, this afternoon held a Meeting for The Prince’s School for Traditional Arts.
His Royal Highness, President, The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, afterwards held a Meeting to discuss Swansea University Bay Campus.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, President, this evening gave a Dinner at Dumfries House for The Prince’s School for Traditional Arts.
His Royal Highness, President, Scottish Business in the Community, was represented by Mr Matthew Butler (Extra Equerry to His Royal Highness) at the Funeral Service of Mr John Moorhouse (formerly Chief Executive Officer) which was held in St Oswald’s Church, Sowerby, North Yorkshire, this afternoon.
Prince Henry of Wales this morning attended a Service to commemorate the Seventy Fifth Anniversary of Bomb Disposal in St Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4.
The Countess of Wessex this morning departed from Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, for Germany.
Her Royal Highness this afternoon attended The Countess of Wessex Cup between Fifth Battalion the Rifles, Royal Air Force Wittering and Corps of Army Music of which Her Royal Highness is Royal Colonel, Honorary Air Commodore and Colonel-in-Chief respectively, and HMS Daring, Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn.
The Countess of Wessex this afternoon arrived at Farnborough Airport, Hampshire, from Germany.
Mr Timothy Roberts was in attendance.
The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, this morning received the Right Reverend John Gladwin upon relinquishing his appointment as Chairman and Sir David Varney upon assuming the appointment.
Mrs Gillian Guy (Chief Executive) was present.
Her Royal Highness, President, National Equine Forum, later attended an Organising Committee Meeting, Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, London W1.
The Princess Royal, Patron, RNVR Youth Sail Training Trust, this afternoon attended a Trustees Meeting, Penningtons Manches LLP, 125 Wood Street, London EC2.
Her Royal Highness, Master, the Corporation of Trinity House later received Captain Ian McNaught (Deputy Master).
The Princess Royal this evening opened the Clockmakers’ Gallery at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa).
Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, afterwards attended the Annual Awards Dinner, Lancaster London Hotel, London W2.
The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, International Council on Monuments and Sites — UK, this morning attended the Fiftieth Anniversary Conference at Arup Headquarters, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1.
His Royal Highness, Patron, British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association, this afternoon attended a Reception to mark the Seventy Fifth Anniversary of the formation of Bomb Disposal at Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2.
The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, International Council on Monuments and Sites — UK, this evening attended the Fiftieth Anniversary Reception at Arup Headquarters.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, President, the Scout Association, this morning visited West Mercia Scout County Headquarters, East Park Way, Wolverhampton, and was received by Mr Jeremy Woolridge (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).
His Royal Highness later visited Matrix Housing Partnership, Stephenson Avenue, Beechdale, Walsall.
The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited the Black Country Food Bank, 1 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, and was received by Mr Vivian Astling (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).