The Queen arrived at Castle Cary Railway Station this morning and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Mrs Richard Maw).
Her Majesty drove to Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat, and was received by the Joint Yard Owners (Mr and Mrs Paul Barber).
The Queen toured the Stables, escorted by Mr Paul Nicholls (Trainer), and viewed horses being paraded, before meeting representatives from the University of Bath working on research projects on equestrian sport spinal injuries and racehorse welfare and subsequently meeting stable lads, lasses, the vet and the blacksmith.
Her Majesty afterwards visited King’s Bruton School, the Plox, Bruton, and was received by Brigadier David Godsal (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset), the Senior Warden (Lieutenant General Anthony Palmer) and Mr Ian Wilmshurst (Headmaster).
The Queen moved to the Music School and, escorted by the Headmaster, met pupils and teachers before viewing a choir performance in the Recital Hall and officially opening The Queen Elizabeth Music School.
Her Majesty was subsequently entertained to Luncheon in the Memorial Hall by the Senior Warden.
The Queen, Patron, this afternoon met members of the Royal Bath and West of England Society in the Basil Wright Building.
Her Majesty afterwards moved on to the lawn and was received by Ms Susan Mountstevens (Police and Crime Commissioner) before naming a new Avon and Somerset Police horse.
The Queen later visited Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, and was received by Joint Presidents (Mr and Mrs Iwan Wirth).
The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Craig of Radley (formerly Chief of the Defence Staff) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Field Marshal the Lord Vincent of Coleshill (formerly Chief of the Defence Staff and Master Gunner of St James’s Park) which was held at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, today.
The Duke of York was represented by Admiral Sir Jock Slater.
The Princess Royal was represented by Major Harry Wallace.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Mr Nicolas Adamson.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today carried out engagements in the Cayman Islands.
His Royal Highness this morning opened Cayman Brac Swimming Pool.
The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited the Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Little Cayman.
His Royal Highness afterwards visited Clifton Hunter School, Grand Cayman.
The Prince of Wales later visited The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Grand Cayman.
His Royal Highness subsequently received Turks and Caicos hurricane relief personnel from Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Air Operations Unit, at Government House, Grand Cayman.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a Reception at Pedro St James Castle, Grand Cayman.
The Duchess of Cornwall this morning opened Jasmine Villa Hospice, Grand Cayman.
Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Estella’s Drop-in Crisis Centre, Grand Cayman.
The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited Georgetown Primary School, Grand Cayman.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this evening departed Grand Cayman for the United Kingdom.
The Duchess of Cambridge this morning visited the Scouts’ Headquarters at Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4.
The Countess of Wessex this afternoon received Ms Victoria Atkins MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, Home Office, and Minister for Women, Government Equalities Office).
Her Royal Highness, Vice Patron, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, later held the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium at St James’s Palace.
The Countess of Wessex, Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this evening attended a Reception for Orbis UK at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, Monkwell Square, Wood Street, London EC2.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal this morning received Mr Xu Dazhe (Governor of Hunan Province, China), Mr Wan Qun (Secretary General, People’s Government of Hunan Province, China) and Mrs Chen Wen (Minister and First Staff Member, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United Kingdom).
Her Royal Highness, President, Animal Health Trust, later chaired a Council of Management Meeting and subsequently opened the new office and accommodation buildings at Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk (Clare, Countess of Euston).
The Princess Royal, Patron, YSS Limited, this afternoon received the Lady McFarlane upon relinquishing her appointment as Chairman of Trustees and Mr David Chantler upon assuming the appointment.
Her Royal Highness, Patron, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this evening attended a Reception at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1, and was received by Mrs Roxane Zand (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).
The Duke of Gloucester, Liveryman, the Worshipful Company of Masons, this afternoon received Mr Alastair Watson-Gandy upon relinquishing his appointment as Master and Dr David Best upon assuming the appointment.
Mr Robert Murfin (Clerk) was present.
St James’s Palace
The Duke of Kent today carried out the following engagements in County Down and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant (Mr David Lindsay).
His Royal Highness this morning visited Kirkistown Castle Golf Club, 142 Main Street, Cloughey.
The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited Florida Manor, Ballybunden Road, Killinchy.
His Royal Highness later visited St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Kilmood Church Road, Kilmood.
The Duke of Kent afterwards visited Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood.