The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Birmingham New Street Railway Station this morning and were received by Colonel George Marsh (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands), the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP (Secretary of State for Transport) and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham (Councillor Raymond Hassall).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, escorted respectively by the Chairman of Network Rail Limited (Sir Peter Hendy) and Mr Christopher Montgomery (Network Rail Project Director), toured the Station, viewing exhibition stands depicting the history of Birmingham New Street Railway Station and meeting members of the train and station staff.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh listened to a fanfare by students from the Birmingham Conservatoire and viewed a performance by Birmingham City Council Choir and Her Majesty re-opened Birmingham New Street Station.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh subsequently attended a Service of Dedication for the Pals War Memorial outside Birmingham New Street Station and were received by the Right Reverend David Urquhart (Bishop of Birmingham).
During the Service Her Majesty and His Royal Highness laid a wreath at the Memorial.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards drove to the Midland Metro Tram Extension, Bull Street Metro Stop, Bull Street, Birmingham, and were received by the Chairman of Centro (Councillor John McNicholas).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness moved on to the platform, escorted respectively by Mr Geoffrey Inskip (Chief Executive of Centro) and Councillor Roger Lawrence (Chairman of the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority) where The Queen named a new tram Angus Adams, before Her Majesty and His Royal Highness viewed the cabin and met members of Centro staff and the tram driver.
The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, later opened Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry, Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham, and was received by the Chairman of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Mr Thomas Storrow) and Mrs Tracy Taylor (Chief Executive Officer).
Her Majesty and His Royal Highness toured the Hospital and School, escorted respectively by the Chief Executive Officer and Professor Philip Lumley (Head of the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry), meeting consultants, senior managers and members of research staff.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained to Luncheon this afternoon by the Chairman and the Chief Executive of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.
The Prince of Wales, President, this morning held a Meeting at Clarence House for The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.
His Royal Highness, Patron, this afternoon gave a Tea for the Chindits Old Comrades Association.
The Prince of Wales, President, The Royal Drawing School, this evening visited the exhibition at Christie’s, King’s Street, London SW1.
The Duke of Cambridge, Patron, Centrepoint, this afternoon presented Awards at HSBC Private Bank, St James’s, London.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Trustees, this evening chaired a Meeting and held a Dinner for The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
The Princess Royal this morning opened the Police Scotland Dalmarnock Facility, 2 French Street, Dalmarnock, Glasgow, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow (Councillor Sadie Docherty, the Rt Hon the Lord Provost).
Her Royal Highness, President, Carers Trust, this afternoon opened the Jolomo Exhibition at the Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow.
The President of the Republic of Madagascar and Mrs Rajaonarimampianina later called upon The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace.
Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar (Mr Timothy Smart) was present.
Her Royal Highness, Honorary Vice President, Royal Geographical Society, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening opened the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7.
The Princess Royal, Patron, UK Youth, later held a Five Nations Awards Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Gloucester this morning opened Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Station, McKenzie Way, Worcester, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire (Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft).
His Royal Highness, Chancellor, University of Worcester, this afternoon attended the Graduate Award Ceremony for the Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts, in Worcester Cathedral.