The Queen, Sponsor, this morning arrived in Devon to attend the Decommissioning Ceremony of HMS Ocean and was received at Plymouth Railway Station by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant (Mr David Fursdon) and the Lord Mayor of Plymouth (Councillor Wendy Foster).
Her Majesty drove to HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, and was received with a gun salute.
The Queen was received at HMS Ocean by the First Sea Lord (Admiral Sir Philip Jones), the Naval Base Commander Devonport (Commodore Ian Shipperly) and Captain Robert Pedre (Commanding Officer HMS Ocean).
Her Majesty inspected the Guard of Honour, having been received with a Royal Salute.
The Queen attended the Decommissioning Service and afterwards addressed those present.
Her Majesty was entertained to Luncheon by the Commanding Officer in the Senior Rates Dining Room on board the Ship.
The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, Founder, The Prince of Wales’s Foundation Romania, this afternoon held a Meeting at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire.
The Princess Royal, Royal Patron, this morning visited the National Coastwatch Institution Skegness Station, Winthorpe Avenue, Skegness, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire (Mr Toby Dennis).
Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Butler Trust, this afternoon visited HM Prison North Sea Camp, Croppers Lane, Freiston, Boston, and was received by Mrs Annabel Ward (Deputy Lieutenant of Lincolnshire).