Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff.
The Queen gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.
The Duke of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie of York, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy were present.
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 Royal Logistic Corps played selections of music during the afternoon.
The Prince of Wales this morning held a Meeting for The Prince of Wales Foundation Romania in Viscri, Brasov County, Romania.
The Duke of Cambridge this evening took the salute at Beating Retreat by the Massed Bands of the Household Division on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.
The Duke of York this morning called upon Mr Wang Zhigang (Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China).
His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Business Lunch at the Bank of China, 1 East Chang’an Avenue, Wang FuJing, Dongcheng, Beijing, China.
The Duke of York was later invested as an Honorary Doctor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, UCAS Yuquanlu Campus, 19A Yuquanlu.
His Royal Highness, Fellow, the Royal Society, this evening attended a Dinner given by President Bai Chunli (President, Chinese Academy of Sciences).
The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, this morning attended a Service at the Priory Church of St John, Clerkenwell, London EC1, to commemorate the Centenary of the Bombing of the St John Ambulance Brigade Hospital at Étaples and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa).