Daily Record: January 11th, 2018

COURT CIRCULAR

Sandringham, Norfolk

The Rt Hon David Lidington MP had an audience of The Queen this morning and delivered up the Great Seal and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

Her Majesty held a Council at 12 noon.

There were present: the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP (Lord President), the Rt Hon David Gauke MP, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the Rt Hon Esther McVey MP, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, the Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP and the Rt Hon David Lidington MP.

Mr Damian Hinds MP was sworn in as a member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The following took the Oath of Office, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office: the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP (as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care), the Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP (as Secretary of State for Education), the Rt Hon Esther McVey MP (as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP (as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and the Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP (as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).

The following made affirmation, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office: the Rt Hon David Gauke MP (as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) and the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP (as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government).

Mr Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP had an audience of The Queen before the Council.

After the Council the Rt Hon David Lidington MP had an audience of Her Majesty and took the Oath of Office, kissed hands on appointment and received the Seals of Office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, today attended the HeadStart Conference at Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2. (Daily Mirror)

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex this afternoon visited UKFast, Birley Fields, Manchester, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Mr Warren Smith). (BusinessCloud)

His Royal Highness, Patron, this evening attended a Reception followed by a performance at the Royal Exchange Theatre Company, St Anne’s Square, Manchester, and was received by Ms Susan Hodgkiss (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester). (@sallypenni1)

The Countess of Wessex, Colonel-in-Chief, Corps of Army Music, this afternoon held a Meeting.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal this morning visited the Cornish Cheese Company, Knowle Farm, Upton Cross, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall (Colonel Edward Bolitho). (CornwallLive)

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Restorative Justice Council, this afternoon attended a celebration of restorative practices in Cornwall’s schools, in Truro Cathedral and was received by Mr Peter Davies (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall). (CornwallLive)

The Princess Royal, Patron, Save the Children UK, afterwards visited a Save the Children shop at 1 Fore Street, Constantine, Cornwall. (CornwallLive)

Buckingham Palace

Princess Alexandra, Patron, this afternoon visited St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London SE26. (Bromley Borough News)

INFORMAL APPEARANCES

Her Majesty The Queen attended the 2018 Cocker Spaniel Championship, which was held on the Sandringham estate. (@paulfrenchvideo)

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