Daily Record: October 24th, 2018


Buckingham Palace

The King and Queen of the Netherlands, accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex, this morning attended a Breakfast given by the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation at Mansion House, London EC4, and were received by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor (Alderman Charles Bowman).

Their Majesties, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses, subsequently attended the UK-Netherlands Innovation Showcase at Mansion House and were received by Mr Andrew Mitchell (Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe) and Mr Graham Stuart MP (Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade).

The King and Queen of the Netherlands, accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex, afterwards visited HNLMS Zeeland, moored alongside HMS Belfast, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1, and were received by The Duke of Kent, the Executive Director (Commercial and Operations) of Imperial War Museums (Mr John Brown) and Captain Wolter Sillevis Smitt (Defence and Naval Attaché, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands).

The King and Queen of the Netherlands, accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex, later visited Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9, and were received by the Managing Director of Make Shift (Mr James Leay) and the Mayor of Lambeth (Councillor Christopher Wellbelove).

Their Majesties this afternoon visited No 10 Downing Street and had talks with the Prime Minister and subsequently were entertained to Luncheon by the Prime Minister on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

The King and Queen of the Netherlands, with the Dutch Suite in attendance, left Buckingham Palace later upon the conclusion of the State Visit to The Queen.

The Hon Steven Marshall (Premier of South Australia) was received by The Queen today.

The following were received in audience by The Queen this afternoon and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty’s Ambassadors: Dr John Murton (the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Mr Jonathan Wilks (the Republic of Iraq) and Mr Matthew Hedges (the Republic of Paraguay).

Mrs Murton and Mrs Haslach were also received by Her Majesty.

The Rt Hon Theresa May MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

The Earl Peel (Lord Chamberlain) was present at Royal Air Force Northolt this afternoon upon the Departure of The King and Queen of the Netherlands and bade farewell to Their Majesties on behalf of The Queen upon the conclusion to the State Visit to Her Majesty.

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall this morning held a Duchy of Cornwall Meeting.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon held a Reception for Members of British Ghanaian, Gambian and Nigerian Communities at St James’s Palace.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Cambridge this morning attended a Duchy of Cornwall Meeting at Clarence House.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Sussex this morning laid a wreath at the National War Memorial, Suva, Fiji.

The Duke of Sussex, Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and Duchess of Sussex later visited the University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, to mark its Fiftieth Anniversary.

His Royal Highness afterwards inaugurated The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy in Fiji at Colo-I-Suva National Park.

The Duchess of Sussex this morning attended a Reception given by the British High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji (Her Excellency Ms Melanie Hopkins) at the Residence in Suva.

Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Suva Market, Harris Road, Suva.

Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Founder, Pitch@Palace, this morning held Pitch@Palace Gulf Cooperation Council 2.0 for entrepreneurs and supporters at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal, Patron, Tenovus Cancer Care, this morning opened a Mobile Support Unit, Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan (Mrs Morfudd Meredith).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Ysgol Bae Baglan, Seaway Parade, Port Talbot, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan (Mr Byron Lewis).

The Princess Royal later visited the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Port Talbot Lifeboat Station, Aberafon Beach, Port Talbot.

Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, Motor Neurone Disease Association, this evening attended a Dinner at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.

Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Gloucester, President, this evening attended a Concert by the Czech Philharmonic at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1.


The Duke of Cambridge’s engagement was added to the Court Circular on October 25th.

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