The Queen this morning arrived in Manchester and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr. Warren Smith).
Her Majesty drove to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, and was received by the Chairman of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Mrs. Katherine Cowell).
The Queen toured the Children’s Hospital, escorted by the Chairman, and met children recovering from injuries sustained in the terrorist attack this week at Manchester Arena and their parents.
Her Majesty also met nursing and other members of staff.
The Queen, Duke of Lancaster, today visited the Duchy of Lancaster Estate in Staffordshire and was received this afternoon at Tatenhill Airfield by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr. Ian Dudson), the Chief Executive and Clerk to the Council, the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. Nathan Thompson) and the Mayor of East Staffordshire Borough Council (Councillor Simon Gaskin).
Her Majesty visited farms on the Needham Estate and, having been received by the Chairman of the Council, the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. Mark Hudson), met tenants and viewed a horse race, before being received by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (the Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick McLoughlin) and meeting Members of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster.
The Queen viewed Montbéliarde cattle and was afterwards entertained to a Luncheon for tenants of the Estate by the Chairman of the Council.
The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, today attended Receptions at Hillsborough Castle for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Award and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast (Mrs. Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle).
The Earl of Lytton (Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex) was present at Gatwick Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The King of Norway and welcomed His Majesty on behalf of The Queen.
The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince’s Trust and The Prince’s Trust International, this morning held a Meeting at Clarence House.
His Royal Highness this afternoon held a Meeting for Waitrose Duchy Organic.
The Prince of Wales later attended the launch of the International Cricket Council Champions Trophy at the Oval, Kennington, London SE11, and was received by Mrs. Rosemary Prescott (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
His Royal Highness, Patron, the Atlantic Salmon Trust, this evening attended a Dinner at Syon House, Brentford, Middlesex.
The Duke of York this afternoon opened Imperial White City Incubator, 56 Wood Lane, London W12.
His Royal Highness, Founder, Pitch@Palace, later received Dr. Askwar Hilonga (Winner of Pitch@Palace Global).
The Duke of York, accompanied by Princess Eugenie of York, was present at an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Centenary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
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 Household Cavalry and The Queen’s Division played selections of music during the afternoon.
His Royal Highness, Executive Chairman, the Outward Bound Trust , this evening held a Dinner for supporters at St. James’s Palace.
The Countess of Wessex, Patron, Treloar Trust, this morning officially opened Gauvain House at Treloar School and College, Powell Drive, Holybourne, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire (Mr. Nigel Atkinson).
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 Edinburgh.
Her Royal Highness this morning attended the General Assembly at Assembly Hall, Mound Place.
The Princess Royal afterwards attended a Reception for Chaplains to Her Majesty’s Forces at the Signet Library, Parliament Square.
Her Royal Highness this afternoon addressed the General Assembly of the Free Church at St. Columba’s Free Church, Johnston Terrace.
The Princess Royal, Patron, Scotland’s Churches Trust and the Vine Trust, later visited the Kirk of Calder, Main Street, Mid-Calder, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Lothian (Mrs. John Brydie).
Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Simpson House Counselling and Recovery Service, 52 Queen Street, Edinburgh, and was received by Brigadier John Thomson (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh).
The Princess Royal, Patron, Northern Lighthouse Board, subsequently opened the Stevenson Room, 84 George Street.
Her Royal Highness, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this evening attended Beating Retreat on the Forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse followed by a Reception.
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, afterwards held a Dinner at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, this evening attended a Service at the Guild Church of St. Margaret Pattens, Rood Lane, Eastcheap, London EC3, to mark the Tercentenary of the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, followed by a Reception.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent this morning officially opened the Training Academy, Heartbeat Manufacturing Company Limited, Arthur Street, Redditch, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire (Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft).
His Royal Highness afterwards visited Thorlux Lighting, Merse Road, Redditch.
The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Princess Alexandra, President, this afternoon visited the Fitzwilliam Museum Development Trust, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.