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  • 19 September 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The Coffin bearing The late Queen Elizabeth II was conveyed from Westminster Hall on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy this morning, drawn by Naval Ratings, and flanked by His Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The King's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and The King's Body Guard for Scotland (the Royal Company of Archers), followed by The King, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Gloucester, the Earl of Snowdon and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and thence to Westminster Abbey.

    The Lord Great Chamberlain, the Earl Marshal, the Lord Speaker and Speaker witnessed the departure of the Coffin bearing Her late Majesty from the Palace of Westminster.

    The State Funeral of The late Queen Elizabeth II was held in Westminster Abbey today at 11 o'clock.

    The Imperial State Crown, the Orb and the Sceptre surmounted the Coffin of Her late Majesty.

    The King and The Queen Consort, The Prince and Princess of Wales with Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex with the Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Earl of Snowdon, Viscount Linley and The Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Mr. Daniel and The Lady Sarah Chatto, Mr. Samuel Chatto and 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Chatto, RM, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Earl and Countess of Ulster with Lord Culloden and The Lady Cosima Windsor, The Lady Davina Lewis with Miss Senna Lewis, Mr. George and The Lady Rose Gilman with Miss Lyla Gilman, The Duke of Kent, Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, The Lord Nicholas Windsor with Master Albert Windsor and Master Leopold Windsor, Mr. Timothy and The Lady Helen Taylor with Mr. Columbus Taylor, Mr. Cassius Taylor, Miss Estella Taylor and Miss Eloise Taylor, Lord Downpatrick, The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, The Lady Amelia Windsor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, Mr. Thomas and The Lady Gabriella Kingston, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvy, Mr. Alexander Ogilvy, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Vesterberg, Miss Marina Ogilvy, Miss Zenouska Mowatt and Mr. Christian Mowatt.

    Members of Foreign Royal Families and other Dignitaries, the Doyen of the Diplomatic Corps and Senior High Commissioners, Heads of Mission and other Foreign Representatives attended.

    The Dean of Westminster conducted the Service and pronounced the Blessing.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury preached the Sermon and offered the Commendatory Prayer.

    His Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The King's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and The King's Body Guard for Scotland (the Royal Company of Archers) were on duty.

    The King's Guard was turned out with the State Colour on the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

    A Guard of Honour found by the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, with the Band of the Royal Marines was formed up in Parliament Square.

    After the Service the Coffin bearing The late Queen Elizabeth II was conveyed from Westminster Abbey on the State Gun Carriage to Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner.

    The Coffin bearing Her late Majesty was transferred from the State Gun Carriage to the State Hearse and thence to Windsor Castle.

    The Committal Service for The late Queen Elizabeth II took place in St. George's Chapel today at 4 o'clock.

    The Members of the Royal Family were present.

  • 16 September 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    15th September, 2022

    The Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Dame Susan Dougan) spoke to The King this evening.

    The Governor-General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (Sir Robert Dadae) spoke to His Majesty.

    16th September, 2022

    The King and The Queen Consort this morning attended a Service of Prayer and Reflection for the Life of The late Queen in Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, and were received by His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan (Mrs. Morfudd Meredith), the Archbishop of Wales, the Bishop of Llandaff (the Right Reverend June Osborne), the Acting Dean of Llandaff Cathedral (the Venerable Michael Komor) and the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Councillor Graham Hinchey).CF5 2LA

    Afterwards Their Majesties met schoolchildren and members of the public on Llandaff Green.

    The King and The Queen Consort this afternoon drove to the Senedd Cymru - Welsh Parliament, Pierhead Street, Cardiff, and were received by the Presiding Officer for the Senedd (Ms. Elin Jones, MS) and the First Minister of Wales (the Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford, MS).CF99 1SN

    Their Majesties entered the Siambr/Chamber where the First Minister of Wales read a Motion of Condolence from the Members of Senedd Cymru - Welsh Parliament to which The King was graciously pleased to make reply.

    Afterwards The King and The Queen Consort met members of the Youth Parliament and Members of the Senedd.

    Their Majesties subsequently undertook a walkabout outside the Senedd.

    The King and The Queen Consort afterwards drove to Cardiff Castle and were received by Sir Brooke Boothby, Bt. (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan).CF10 3RB

    The First Minister of Wales was received in audience by His Majesty.

    The Presiding Officer for the Senedd was received by The King.

    Their Majesties subsequently gave a Reception for Members of the Senedd.

    The King later received Faith Leaders at Buckingham Palace.

    This evening The King, accompanied by The Queen Consort, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, accompanied by The Countess of Wessex, and The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mounted Vigil at the Coffin of Her late Majesty as it Lay in State in Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster.SW1A 0AA

    Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, The Earl of Snowdon, Mr. Daniel and the Lady Sarah Chatto and other Members of the Royal Family were present.

  • 14 September 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    The Coffin bearing The late Queen was borne in State from Buckingham Palace this afternoon on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, flanked by the Escort Party found by 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, to travel to the Palace of Westminster to Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall.

    The Coffin was followed by The King, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, Mr Peter Phillips, The Duke of Gloucester, The Earl of Snowdon and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

    Other Members of the Royal Family travelled separately.

    The King and The Queen Consort, The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke of York with Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex with The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy and other Members of the Royal Family were received at the North Door of Westminster Hall by the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord Speaker and the Speaker.

    The King and The Queen Consort and other Members of the Royal Family attended a Service for the Reception of the Coffin conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Westminster (the Very Reverend Dr. David Hoyle).

    A Guard of Honour, found by The King's Guard with the State Colour, was formed up in front of Buckingham Palace.

    A Guard of Honour found by the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, with the Band of the Royal Marines was formed up in Parliament Square.

    His Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen and Arms and The King's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty in the Palace of Westminster.

    The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (General the Hon. David Hurley) spoke to The King via telephone this morning.

    The President of Ireland spoke to His Majesty via telephone this afternoon.

    The President of the United States of America spoke to The King via telephone.

    The Governor-General of Canada (the Rt. Hon. Mary Simon) spoke to His Majesty via telephone this evening.

    The Governor-General of Jamaica (the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen) spoke to The King via telephone.

    The President of the French Republic spoke to His Majesty via telephone.

    Mr. Bruce Houlder (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, today upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda (Sir Rodney Williams) and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The King.

    Major Jeremy Fern (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, today upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of New Zealand (the Rt. Hon. Dame Cynthia Kiro) and welcomed Her Excellency on behalf of His Majesty.

  • 8 September 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, also representing The Duchess of Gloucester, was present at the Funeral of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Simon Bland (formerly Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses) which was held at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Church Street, Edenbridge, Kent, this afternoon. The Duchess of Gloucester this morning attended an Open Day at the Royal College of Pathologists, 6 Alie Street, London E1, to mark the Sixtieth Anniversary and was received by Mr. Leslie Morgan (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London).

  • 7 September 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Vice Patron, National Churches Trust, this morning received Mr. Luke March (Chairman).

  • 6 September 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Detectortesters, Edison House, 163 Dixons Hill Road, Welham Green, Hatfield, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire (Mr Robert Voss). His Royal Highness, Patron, de Havilland Aircraft Museum Trust, today presented The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire. The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon visited Emmaus Hertfordshire, Hill End Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

  • 5 September 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this afternoon received Professor Mark Compton (Lord Prior).

  • 3 September 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this morning visited Gloucester Cathedral and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (Mr. Edward Gillespie). Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon attended the Gloucester Day Service of Thanksgiving at St. Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street, Gloucester, and were received by Mr. Mark Hurrell (Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire). The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester afterwards attended the Gloucester Day Parade on Southgate Street, Gloucester.

  • 31 July 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, British Society of Soil Science, this evening attended the opening of the World Congress of Soil Science at the Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Glasgow.

  • 30 July 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this afternoon attended the XXII Commonwealth Games at the London Velodrome, Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, London E20.