The Queen held a Council at noon.
There were present: the Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP (Secretary of State for the Home Department, acting for the President), the Rt. Hon. Karen Bradley MP (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport), the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and the Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP (Minister of State, Home Office).
Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.
The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd MP had an audience of Her Majesty before the Council.
By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Evan Garcia at 6-11 Suffolk Street, London SW1, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of the Philippines to the Court of St. James’s.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay this morning received Professor Sir Ian Diamond (Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen), the Very Reverend Professor Iain Torrance (Pro Chancellor) and Professor Margaret Ross (Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts and Social Science).
The Earl of Wessex this afternoon received Air Vice Marshal Garry Tunnicliffe (Defence Services Secretary).
The Princess Royal, Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, this morning visited Cygnet Hospital Beckton, 23 Tunnan Leys, Beckton, London E6, and was received by Mr. John Barber (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
Her Royal Highness, Master, the Corporation of Trinity House, later chaired the Quarterly Court Meeting and attended a Luncheon at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3.
The Duke of Gloucester, President, British Expertise International, this morning received Ms. Tracey Smith (Chief Executive).