Daily Record: February 19th, 2020


Buckingham Palace

The Queen this morning opened the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat and Eastman Dental Hospitals, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 47-49 Huntley Street, London WC1, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the Chairman of the Trust (the Baroness Neuberger), Professor Marcel Levi (Chief Executive) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Camden (Councillor Maryam Eslamdoust).

Her Majesty, escorted by the Chief Executive, visited the Auditory Implant Centre, viewing a timeline display of the history of the Hospitals and demonstrations of a cochlear implant and a rotatory chair, and meeting clinicians and patients.

The Queen viewed the Dental Bay and a demonstration of equipment on the Adult Dental Treatment Floor, and met patients and members of staff.

Her Majesty subsequently visited the Paediatric Dental and Ear, Nose and Throat Floor, viewing the treatment area and meeting groups of patients who have benefited from the Hospitals’ care and their families.

The Queen held a Council at 5.30pm.

There were present: the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Lord President), the Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP, the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP and the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP.

Mrs Sue-Ellen Braverman MP, Mr George Eustice MP, Ms Amanda Milling MP and Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The following took the Oath of Office or made affirmation, kissed hands upon appointment and received the Seals of Office: the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP (as Chancellor of the Exchequer), the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP (as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Rt Hon George Eustice MP (as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP (as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland), the Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP (as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and the Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (as Secretary of State for International Development).

Mr Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP had an audience of Her Majesty before the Council.

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

Clarence House

The Prince of Wales, Colonel, Welsh Guards, this morning held a Regimental Council Meeting at Clarence House.

His Royal Highness this afternoon held a Sustainable Markets Council Meeting.

The Prince of Wales afterwards received Mr Brian Moynihan (Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America).

The Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon visited Granville Youth and Community Centre, 140 Carlton Vale, London NW6, to celebrate Brent “Borough of Culture 2020”, and was received by Miss Mei Sim Lai (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6.

Buckingham Palace

Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of The Duke of York.

St James’s Palace

The Princess Royal this morning received His Excellency Mr George Brandis (High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Australia) and Commodore Guy Holthouse, Royal Australian Navy (Head Australian Defence Staff London).

Her Royal Highness, Honorary Air Commodore, University of London Air Squadron, received Squadron Leader Kenneth McCann, Royal Air Force, upon relinquishing his appointment as Officer Commanding and Squadron Leader Christopher Pearson, Royal Air Force upon assuming the appointment.

The Princess Royal, Patron, Sense International, received the Lord Levy upon assuming his appointment of President.

Mr Richard Kramer (Chief Executive Officer) was present.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Livability, this afternoon visited Livability Brookside House, Ash Close, Edgware, Middlesex, and was received by Mr Martin Russell (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

The Princess Royal, Master, the Corporation of Trinity House, this evening attended a Younger Brethren’s Dinner at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3.

Kensington Palace

The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, today received Professor John Wallwork (Chairman of the Board of Directors) and Mr Stephen Posey (Chief Executive).

St James’s Palace

The Duke of Kent, Chancellor, University of Surrey, this afternoon gave a Lunch at Buckingham Palace to mark the Fifth Anniversary of the 5G Innovation Centre.

His Royal Highness, President, King Edward VII’s Hospital (Sister Agnes), later attended a Tea for longstanding supporters at Agnes Keyser House, 55-56 Beaumont Street, London W1, to mark the One Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary of the first patient admission.

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