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  • 22 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Queen was represented by The Earl of Wessex at the Memorial Service for Mr. Galen Weston (Extra Equerry to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall) which was held in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, this morning.

  • 21 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP (First Minister of the Scottish Government) and Mr. Peter Murrell have left the Castle.

  • 20 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP (First Minister of the Scottish Government) and Mr. Peter Murrell have arrived at the Castle.

    The Rt. Hon. Robert Buckland MP had an audience of The Queen this afternoon via video link and delivered up the Great Seal and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

    The Queen held Council via video link at 4.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP, the Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP and the Rt. Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP.

    Ms. Nadine Dorries MP was sworn in as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    Mr. Nadhim Zahawi MP made affirmation as a member 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. Dominic Raab MP (as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice), the Rt. Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (as Secretary of State for International Trade), the Rt. Hon. Nadhim Zahawi MP (as Secretary of State for Education), the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP (as Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; and Housing, Communities and Local Government) and the Rt. Hon. Nadine Dorries MP (as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).

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

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

    After the Council the Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP had an audience of The Queen, was sworn Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, kissed hands upon his appointment and received from Her Majesty the Seals of Office.

    The Rt. Hon. Nicola Sturgeon MSP was received in audience by The Queen this evening.

  • 13 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    Mr. Peter Troughton was received by The Queen this evening when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 9 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Earl of Lytton (Deputy Lieutenant of West Sussex) was present at Gatwick Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Chile and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 6 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) and Mrs. Johnson have left the Castle.

  • 4 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) and Mrs. Johnson have arrived at the Castle.

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP had an audience of The Queen this evening.

  • 2 September 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Queen was represented by Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy at the Service of Celebration for the Life of the Lady Mary Colman (Extra Lady in Waiting to Princess Alexandra) which was held in Norwich Cathedral this afternoon.

  • 23 August 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) telephoned His Excellency Mr. Guy Mayers this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for St. Lucia in London.

  • 9 August 2021

    Balmoral Castle

    The Queen arrived at Balmoral Castle today, was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire (Mr. Alexander Manson) and then inspected the Royal Guard found by Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Omar Barakat Mnawer Al Nahar at 19 Wycombe Square, London W8, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Court of St. James's.

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