The Queen this morning visited Crossrail Bond Street, Davies Street, London W1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa), the Mayor of London (Mr Boris Johnson), the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP (Secretary of State for Transport) and the Chairman of Crossrail (Mr Terence Morgan).
Her Majesty, escorted by the Chairman, viewed a model of the station, east- and west-bound platform tunnels and met Crossrail and London Underground management, trainee drivers and apprentices.
The Queen named the Crossrail line the “Elizabeth Line”.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, today attended Receptions at St James’s Palace for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award.
The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre, Corner of Church Road and Parson Street, London NW4, and was received by Mr Martin Russell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Queen’s Gate School, 133 Queen’s Gate, London SW7, to mark its One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Anniversary and opened the new science laboratories, and was received by Lady Arnold (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Duke of York, Member of the Advisory Board, this afternoon attended a Lunch and Discussion at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, 61 Whitehall, London SW1.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, today carried out engagements to celebrate the Award’s Diamond Anniversary.
His Royal Highness this morning visited Terminal 5 London Heathrow Airport, Wayfarer Road, Hounslow, and was received by Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Earl of Wessex this afternoon visited Dine Contract Catering, the Centre, Birchwood Park Avenue, Warrington, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire (Mr David Briggs).
His Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner at Eaton Hall, Eccleston, Chester.
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, the Royal School for Deaf Children Margate, this morning held a Meeting.
Her Royal Highness, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Women’s Network Forum, this afternoon chaired a Meeting at Shell Headquarters, Shell Centre London SE1.
The Princess Royal, Colonel, The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), this morning arrived in Belgium and was received by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium (Her Excellency Miss Alison Rose).
Her Royal Highness, Colonel, The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons), this morning attended a Headquarters Household Cavalry Laying Up Standards Ceremony at St George’s Memorial Church and Town Hall, Elverdingsestraat 1,Ypres.
The Princess Royal later arrived in the United Kingdom from Belgium.
Captain Chandos Gore Langton was in attendance.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Livability, this evening attended the Staff Awards Ceremony and opened the new offices, 6 Mitre Passage, Peninsula Central, London SE10, and was received by Dr Pieter Van Der Merwe (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of Edinburgh, this evening held a Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited the National Artificial Eye Service, 221 Bristol Avenue, Blackpool, to mark their Centenary and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire (the Lord Shuttleworth).
His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Marsh Mill, Fleetwood Road North, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire.
The Duke of Gloucester afterwards visited Seniors Fish and Chip Restaurant, 106 Normoss Road, Blackpool.
His Royal Highness later visited Fleetwood Memorial Park, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood, Lancashire.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, President, the Scout Association, this afternoon received Dr Ann Limb upon assuming her appointment as Chairman.
Mr Wayne Bulpitt (United Kingdom Chief Commissioner) and Mr Matthew Hyde (Chief Executive Officer) were present.
Princess Alexandra, Patron, St Christopher’s Hospice, this evening attended a Reception at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.