Lieutenant General the Rt. Hon. Sir Jeremiah Mateparae was received by The Queen today upon his appointment as High Commissioner for New Zealand in London.
Lady Mateparae was also received by Her Majesty.
Ms. Nicola Benedetti was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented her with The Queen’s Medal for Music.
Ms. Judith Weir (Master of The Queen’s Music) was present.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of York and Princess Eugenie of York were present.
Her Majesty’s Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms and The Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.
The Bands of the Coldstream Guards and the Parachute Regiment played selections of music during the afternoon.
The Prince of Wales, Patron, this morning held a Meeting for the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Reception at St. James’s Palace for the Association of Lord-Lieutenants.
The Prince of Wales subsequently received Mr. Anthony Pratt (Executive Chairman, Pratt Industries, and Executive Chairman, Visy Industries).
The Duchess of Cornwall, Joint President, Elephant Family, this morning visited Chelsea in Bloom “Floral Safari”, Sloane Square, London SW3.
The Duke of York this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from China.
Mrs. Amanda Thirsk, Miss Letitia Debenham and Mr. David Pogson were in attendance.
The Countess of Wessex, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Women’s Network Forum, this morning attended the Market Open Ceremony at the London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC3.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Princess Royal, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, today carried out the following engagements in Argyll and Bute:
Her Royal Highness this morning visited Otter Ferry Seafish Limited at Tighnabruaich, Argyllshire, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute (Mr. Patrick Stewart).
The Princess Royal this afternoon visited the marina, spa and leisure facilities at Portavadie Loch Fyne, Millhouse, Tighnabruaich.
Her Royal Highness later visited the Yot Spot, Pier Square, Ardrishaig, Argyllshire.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Citizens Advice Scotland, this morning visited Riverside Community Facilities, Oban Road, Lochgilphead, Argyllshire.
Her Royal Highness, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, this evening held a Dinner at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Border Union Agricultural Society Schools’ Countryside Day at the Border Union Showground, Springwood Park, Kelso, and was received by Sir Michael Strang Steel, Bt. (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale).
His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Farne Salmon and Trout Limited, Station Road, Duns, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Berwickshire (Mrs. Jeanna Swan).
The Duke of Gloucester later visited Galedin Vets at Cheeklaw Veterinary Centre, Station Road, Duns.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent, Royal Colonel, 1st Battalion The Rifles, this morning received Lieutenant Colonel Charles Grist upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Baker upon assuming the appointment.
His Royal Highness, President, today attended a Service of Thanksgiving to commemorate the Centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Westminster Abbey, London SW1, followed by a Reception at Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1.
Princess Alexandra, President, Royal Humane Society, today attended the Annual General Court at Haberdashers’ Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London EC1.