The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Service and Vigil in Westminster Abbey on the Eve of the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme and were received at the Great West Gate by the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr John Hall).
During the Service Her Majesty laid a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and the First Vigil was mounted.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow and Visitor, this morning visited the Students’ Graduation Show at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Mr Kenneth Olisa).
His Royal Highness, Patron, Muscular Dystrophy UK, this evening held a Reception at St James’s Palace to mark Fifty Years as Patron.
The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall this morning chaired a Meeting of The Prince’s Council at 10 Buckingham Gate, London SW1.
His Royal Highness this afternoon held a Meeting at Clarence House with representatives from the Crown Estate.
The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, afterwards attended the Annual Degree Show at 19-22 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2.
His Royal Highness, Patron, Welsh National Opera, this evening attended the Seventieth Anniversary Gala Concert at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales this afternoon departed Royal Air Force Marham for France and were received this evening upon arrival at Albert-Picardie Airport, Méaulte, by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the French Republic (His Excellency Sir Julian King).
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards attended a Vigil Service at the Thiepval Memorial, Rue de l’Ancre, Thiepval, to commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
Mr Miguel Head, Miss Rebecca Deacon, Mr Edward Lane Fox and Lieutenant Commander James Benbow are in attendance.
The Duke of York this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Malaysia.
Mrs Amanda Thirsk, Mr David Pogson and Lieutenant Jack Cooper were in attendance.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this morning held a Meeting.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, and The Countess of Wessex this afternoon held a Lunch for Films without Borders.
His Royal Highness, Patron, the London Mozart Players, and Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Corps of Army Music, this evening attended a Concert at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, to mark The Queen’s Ninetieth Birthday and the Centenary Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme and were received by Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Princess Royal today carried out the following engagements in St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Her Royal Highness this morning presented Duke of Edinburgh Awards to those who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award at the Church Lads’ Brigade Armoury, 82 Harvey Road.
The Princess Royal afterwards visited the Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Riding Centre, Mount Scio Road.
Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, subsequently attended a Reception given by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium, Nagle’s Place.
The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, this afternoon visited residents at the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion, Forest Road.
Her Royal Highness afterwards attended a Reception and unveiled the championship rings for the Royal St. John’s Two Hundredth Anniversary Regatta at the St John’s Regatta Committee Boathouse, 10 Clancey Drive.
The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Grey and Simcoe Foresters, Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Branch, and Royal Canadian Medical Service, subsequently attended a Canadian Army Regiments Reception given by the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador (the Hon Mr Frank Fagan) at Government House, Military Road.
Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, this evening attended a Dinner at Surgeon Lieutenant Commander W Anthony Paddon Building, 102 the Boulevard, to mark the Centenary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel.
The Duke of Gloucester this morning received the Lord De Ramsey (Patron, the British Society of Soil Science) and Professor Philip Haygarth, Professor Elizabeth Baggs and Professor Wilfred Otten (Board Members).
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, President, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, this afternoon attended the Lawn Tennis Championships at Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19.
Princess Alexandra, Royal Patron, this evening visited Masterpiece London at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.
Her Royal Highness, Royal Colonel, 3rd Battalion The Rifles, was represented by General Sir John Deverell (former Colonel, The Light Infantry) at the Memorial Service for Major General David Pank (formerly Colonel, The Light Infantry) which was held in the Chapel, Royal Hospital Chelsea, this afternoon.