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  • 17 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this morning attended a Service for the Annual Festival of St. John, the Installation of the Prior and Investiture of Postulants in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, followed by a Luncheon at the Balmoral Hotel, Princes Street.

    The Duchess of Gloucester, President, this afternoon attended a Musical Theatre Company performance of "the Light in the Piazza" at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1.

  • 16 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this evening attended a Civic Reception at City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Robert Aldridge, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost).

    His Royal Highness, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, afterwards attended a Dinner at the New Club, 86 Princes Street, Edinburgh.

  • 9 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester this morning officially opened the Spitfire Gallery at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr. Ian Dudson).

    His Royal Highness afterwards visited the Young Men's Christian Association North Staffordshire, Harding Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, and presented The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Promoting Opportunity.

    The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon visited Port Vale Foundation Trust, Port Vale Football Club, Hamil Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

    The Duke of Gloucester, Royal Colonel, 6th Battalion The Rifles, and The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Colonel, 7th Battalion The Rifles, this evening attended Sounding Retreat on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

  • 8 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, this morning received Mr. Stuart Shilson upon assuming his appointment as Prior of the Priory of England and the Islands.

    Mr. Michael Messinger (Chancellor of the Priory of England and the Islands) was present.

    The Duchess of Gloucester, Royal Patron, Prostate Cancer UK, this evening attended a Reception at Working Title Films, 26 Aybrook Street, London W1.

  • 5 June 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this afternoon attended the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in the Mall, London SW1.

  • 4 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, this evening held a Reception at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, at which 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 Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

    Afterwards The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were present at the BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 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, Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and other Members of the Royal Family were present.

  • 3 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, this morning at a National Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in St. Paul's Cathedral.

    Their Royal Highnesses were received at the Cathedral by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor (Alderman Vincent Keaveny), the Dean (the Very Reverend David Ison) and Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of York.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 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 Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Earl of Ulster, The Lady Davina Lewis, Mr. George and The Lady Rose Gilman, The Duke of Kent, Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, The Lord Nicholas Windsor, Mr. Timothy and The Lady Helen Taylor, 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, The Earl of Snowdon with Viscount Linley and The Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Mr. Daniel and The Lady Sarah Chatto, Mr. Samuel Chatto and 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Chatto, RM, were present in St. Paul's Cathedral.

    The Service was conducted by the Dean of St. Paul's; the Archbishop of York preached the Sermon.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

    After the Service Members of the Royal Family attended a Reception given by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation at Guildhall, London EC2.

  • 2 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Her Majesty was represented by The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards) who was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards was trooped.

    The Prince of Wales was accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    His Royal Highness was attended by Lieutenant General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Roland Walker (Regimental Lieutenant Colonel, Grenadier Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Christopher Ghika (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse), Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Segrave, Colonel Toby Browne (Mounted Equerries in Waiting) and Colonel Crispin Lockhart (The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons, Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Colonel Jeremy Bagshaw (Chief of Staff), Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel James Shaw, Grenadier Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The Troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Aldridge, Irish Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Prince of Wales with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 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 Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    On the conclusion of the Parade, The Prince of Wales rode back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Francesca Sykes, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, under the command of Major Russell Bond, The Life Guards, and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.

    On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard, the remaining Guards marching past Her Majesty, accompanied by The Duke of Kent. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ranked past The Queen.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, led by Wing Commander James Calvert, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

    Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Major Matthew Aldridge.

    The Queen this evening, from Windsor Castle, lit the National Beacon at Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee where The Duke of Cambridge was present.

    Mr. Clive Jones has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) by The Queen today and has received the medal.

  • 31 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Stourhead House and Gardens, near Mere, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire (Mrs. Peter Troughton).

    His Royal Highness, Vice Royal Patron, the Almshouse Assocation, this afternoon visited the Hospital of St. John, Heytesbury, Warminster, Wiltshire, to celebrate its Five Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary.

    The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended the St. George's House Annual Lecture in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

  • 26 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited the Romney Marsh Community Hub, New Romney, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Kent (the Lady Colgrain).

    His Royal Highness this afternoon officially opened the Mountfield Business Centre, New Romney.

    The Duke of Gloucester afterwards visited the Littlestone Coastal Destination Project, Coast Drive, Greatstone-on-Sea, New Romney.