The Queen this morning visited the Parish Church of St. Peter, Great Berkhamsted, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire (the Countess of Verulam), the Bishop of St. Albans (the Right Reverend Dr. Alan Smith), the Rector (the Reverend Canon Timothy Pilkington) and the Mayor of Berkhamsted (Councillor Tom Richie).
Her Majesty, escorted by the Chairman and Trustee of the Friends of St. Peter’s (Mr. Peter Williamson), unveiled a commemorative board to mark the Diamond Jubilee and listened to choral performances by the Church Choir and Berkhamsted School’s Chamber Choir.
The Queen, Patron, afterwards visited Berkhamsted School on the occasion of the Four Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of its foundation and was received by the Principal (Mr. Richard Backhouse) and the Chairman of Governors (Mr. Gavin Laws). Her Majesty inspected the Combined Cadet Force.
The Queen attended a Reception for County and local charities and schools.
Her Majesty was entertained to Luncheon by the Principal and afterwards listened to a performance by the School’s Big Band.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Mrs. Susan Snowdon (Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham) at the Memorial Service for the Lord Barnard (formerly Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham) which was held in St. Mary’s Church, Staindrop, this afternoon.
The Prince of Wales was represented by the Duke of Northumberland.
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by the Lady Angela Oswald.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by the Lord Shuttleworth.
Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by Sir Paul Nicholson.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General, Royal Marines, was represented by Lieutenant General Sir Henry Beverley at the Memorial Service for General Sir Peter Whiteley (formerly Commandant General) which was held in Exeter Cathedral, Devon, this afternoon.
The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.
The Duchess of Cornwall this morning attended the judging session for BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words creative-writing competition, Western House, 99 Great Portland Street, London W1.
The Earl of Wessex, Patron of Appeal, this morning visited Westcott House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (Sir Hugh Duberly).
His Royal Highness, Patron, Jesus College Cambridge West Court Campaign, later opened the Cambridge Peking University China Centre at Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, and afterwards attended a Lunch.
The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, this afternoon visited Bottisham Village College, Lode Road, Cambridge, as part of the Diamond Anniversary Tour.
His Royal Highness, Patron, afterwards visited Classworks Theatre at Jesus College.
The Duchess of Gloucester, President, this morning attended Founders’ Day at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Gatton Park, Reigate, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey (Mr. Michael More-Molyneux).
St. James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Patron, this evening attended the Fortieth Annual Dinner of The Scots Guards Association, Surrey Branch, at Clandon Regis Golf Club, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey.