Daily Record: April 19th, 2018

COURT CIRCULAR

Windsor Castle

The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, this morning opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Henry of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, this afternoon gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace for new Commonwealth Heads of Government.

Later the Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern was received in audience by The Queen upon her appointment as Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Mr. Clarke Gayford was also received by Her Majesty.

The Queen this evening gave a Dinner at Buckingham Palace for Commonwealth Heads of Government at which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Henry of Wales, The Duke of York, accompanied by Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

The following were invited: the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Mrs. Browne, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia and Mrs. Turnbull, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Mrs. Minnis, the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Barbados (Her Excellency Maxine McClean), The President of the Republic of Botswana and Mrs. Masisi, The Sultan and Yang-Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon, the Prime Minister of Canada, The President of the Republic of Cyprus and Mrs. Anastasiadou, the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and Mrs. Bainimarama, The President of the Republic of the Gambia and Mrs. Bah Barrow, The President of the Republic of Ghana and Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Prime Minister of Grenada, The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Her Excellency Sandra Granger, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, the Prime Minister of Jamaica and Mrs. Juliet Holness MP, The President of the Republic of Kenya, The President of the Republic of Kiribati and Mrs. Maamau, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho and Mrs. Thabane, The President of the Republic of Malawi and Professor Gertrude Mutharika, The President of the Senate of Malaysia and Puan Sri Susita Periasamy, the Prime Minister of Malta and Mrs. Muscat, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius and Mrs. Jugnauth, The President of the Republic of Mozambique and Her Excellency Isaura Nyusi, The President of the Republic of Namibia and Mrs. Monica Kalondo, The President of the Republic of Nauru and Mrs. Waqa, the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Mr. Clarke Gayford, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Mrs. Buhari, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Mrs. Sameena Shahid, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Mrs. O’Neill, The President of the Republic of Rwanda and Mrs. Kagame, the Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Mrs. Du Boulay-Chastanet, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, The President of the Republic of Seychelles, The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and Mrs. Bio, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore and Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands and Mrs. Houenipwela, The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister of Swaziland and Mrs. Dlamini, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu and Mrs. Enele Sopoaga, The President of the Republic of Uganda, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Mr. Philip May, the Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, the Prime Minister of Vanuatu and Mrs. Salwai, and the Commonwealth Secretary-General and Mrs. Richard Mawhinney.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales this afternoon received Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan).

Kensington Palace

Prince Henry of Wales this evening attended a Reception on Women’s Empowerment at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, London W1.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Founder, Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, this afternoon received Mrs. Lucy Turnbull (Patron, Digital, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial Kids).

His Royal Highness later received the Hon. Tuilaepa Malielegaoi (Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa).

Buckingham Palace

The Earl of Wessex this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Australia.

Mr. Timothy Roberts was in attendance.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers, this morning received Mr. Richard Kottler upon relinquishing his appointment as Master and Mr. Alastair Watson-Gandy upon assuming the appointment.

Mr. Robert Murfin (Clerk) was present.

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