The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this morning arrived at Old Government House, Brisbane, and were received by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove) and the Governor of Queensland (the Hon Paul De Jersey).
Their Royal Highnesses afterwards visited Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Stanley Street, Brisbane.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon received the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Lady Cosgrove at the Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Their Royal Highnesses this evening attended a Reception to mark the opening of the Commonwealth Games given by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia at the Sheraton Grand Mirage.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall later visited Carrara Stadium and subsequently attended a Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Welcome Reception at Carrara Stadium.
The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cornwall viewed the Opening Ceremony and afterwards His Royal Highness opened the XXI Commonwealth Games.
Mr Scott Furssedonn-Wood, Mr Julian Payne, Miss Laura Sullivan, Wing Commander Brett Williams and Mrs Amanda MacManus are in attendance.
The Duke of York this evening arrived at Bahrain International Airport, Manama, and was received by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain (His Excellency Mr Simon Martin).
Mrs Amanda Thirsk and Captain Edward Monckton are in attendance.
The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, this morning held a Meeting.
His Royal Highness this evening departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Australia.
Mr Timothy Roberts is in attendance.
The Duchess of Gloucester this afternoon visited New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, London SW1, and was received by Dr Paul Knapman (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent today attended the National Commemorative Service to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Death of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Westminster Abbey, London SW1.