Daily Record: September 17th, 2022

COURT CIRCULAR

Buckingham Palace

The Chief of the Defence Staff (Admiral Sir Antony Radakin), the Chief of the General Staff (General Sir Patrick Sanders), First Sea Lord (Admiral Sir Benjamin Key), Chief of the Air Staff (Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Wigston), Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (Major General Gwyn Jenkins) and Commander UK Strategic Command (General Sir James Hockenhull) were received by The King this morning.

The King, subsequently joined by The Prince of Wales, later visited the Metropolitan Police Service Special Operations Room, 109 Lambeth Road, London SE1, in order to thank Emergency Service workers for their work and support in advance of the State Funeral of The late Queen Elizabeth II and were received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Sir Mark Rowley) and the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London).

His Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards met members of the public queueing to pay their respects to Her late Majesty.

The King and The Queen Consort gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace this afternoon for Governors-General at which The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy were present.

Afterwards the Rt Hon Justin Trudeau MP (Prime Minister of Canada) was received in audience by His Majesty.

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP (Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia) and Mrs Jodie Haydon were received by The King.

The Rt Hon Philip Davis MP (Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas) was received in audience by His Majesty.

The Prime Minister of Jamaica and Mrs Holness were received by The King.

The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern MP (Prime Minister of New Zealand) and Mr Clark Gayford were received by His Majesty.

Later The President of the United Arab Emirates spoke to The King via telephone.

The King of the Ashanti spoke to His Majesty via telephone.

The President of the Republic of Ghana spoke to The King via telephone.

The Hon Sheikh Hasina MP (Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh) spoke to His Majesty via telephone.

The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt spoke to The King via telephone.

The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, Mr Peter Phillips, Mrs Michael Tindall, the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn Mounted Vigil at the Coffin of Her late Majesty this evening as it Lay in State in Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were present.

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