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  • 14 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    A wreath was laid on behalf of The Queen this morning by The Prince of Wales during the Ceremony at the Cenotaph on the occasion of Remembrance Day.

    Wreaths were also laid by The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Earl of Wessex and The Princess Royal.

    A wreath was laid on behalf of The Duke of Kent by Captain James Calder-Smith.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were present during the Ceremony.

    The Duke of Cambridge afterwards took the salute at the March Past of Ex-Servicemen and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

  • 13 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by the Earl of Dalhousie (Lord Steward) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Captain Alwyne Farquharson of Invercauld which was held at Crathie Kirk, Aberdeenshire, this afternoon.

  • 12 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

  • 6 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by Mr. Edmund Anderson (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Dame Ingrid Roscoe (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire) which was held in Ripon Cathedral this afternoon.

  • 5 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by Sir Kenneth Olisa (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) at the Service of Celebration for the Life of the Rt. Hon. James Brokenshire, MP (formerly Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government) which was held at St. John the Evangelist Church, Sidcup, Kent, today.

  • 4 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) telephoned His Excellency Mr. Ado Elhadji Abou this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Niger to the Court of St. James's.

    By command of Her Majesty, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps called upon His Excellency Mr. Christian Nkambule at 20 Buckingham Gate, London SW1, today in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Eswatini in London.

    The Queen was represented by Rear Admiral Sir John Garnier (Extra Equerry and formerly Flag Officer Royal Yachts) at the Funeral of Warrant Officer Ellis Norrell (Coxswain, HMY BRITANNIA) which was held at St. Mary's Church, Portchester, Hampshire, this afternoon.

  • 3 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

    The Princess Royal, on behalf of Her Majesty, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

  • 1 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Councillor Francis Ross (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost) was present at Edinburgh Airport today upon the Arrival of The President of the United States of America and welcomed The President on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Colonel Peter McCarthy (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire) and Professor Gordon Masterton (Deputy Lieutenant of Renfrewshire) were present at Glasgow Airport today upon the Arrivals of The President of the French Republic, The President of Hungary, The Emir of the State of Qatar and The President of the Swiss Confederation and welcomed His Highness and Their Excellencies on behalf of The Queen.

  • 31 October 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Sheriff Iona McDonald (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran) and Mrs. Evelyn McCann, Mr. Matthew Smith and Mr. William Stafford (Deputy Lieutenants of Ayrshire and Arran) were present at Prestwick Airport today upon the Arrivals of The President of the Republic of Angola, The President of the Argentine Republic, The President of the Republic of Colombia, The President of the Republic of Ecuador, The President of the Republic of Honduras, The President of the Republic of Indonesia, The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, The President of the Togolese Republic and The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and welcomed Their Excellencies on behalf of The Queen.

    Professor Gordon Masterton, Mrs. Sarah Bishop, Mr. David Girdwood, Brigadier Alistair Macmillan, Mr. Kenneth Ross and Dr. Iain Findley (Deputy Lieutenants of Renfrewshire) were present at Glasgow Airport today upon the Arrivals of The President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, The President of the Union of Comoros, The President of the Republic of the Congo, The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, The President of the Republic of Cyprus, The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, The President of the Republic of Ghana, The President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, The President of the Republic of Kenya, The President of the Republic of Korea, The President of the Republic of Liberia, The President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, The President of Montenegro, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, The President of the Republic of Palau, The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, The President of the Republic of Seychelles, The President of the Republic of Suriname, The President of the United Republic of Tanzania and The President of the Republic of Zambia and welcomed Their Excellencies on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Councillor Francis Ross (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost) and Ms. Sandra Cumming, Mrs. Moyra Forrest, Mr. Edward Green, Lady Ivory, Mr. Shami Khan, Group Captain Robert Kempt, RAF and Mr. James Thomson (Deputy Lieutenants of the City of Edinburgh) were present at Edinburgh Airport today upon the Arrivals of The President of the Republic of Costa Rica, The President of the Republic of Finland, The President of the Gabonese Republic, The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, The President of the Republic of Latvia, The President of the Republic of Lithuania, The Prince of Monaco, The President of Mongolia, The President of the Republic of Namibia, The President of the Republic of Niger, The President of the Republic of North Macedonia, The President of Romania, The Captain Regents of the Republic of San Marino, The President of the Republic of Serbia, The President of the Slovak Republic and The President of Ukraine and welcomed His Serene Highness and Their Excellencies on behalf of The Queen.

    Mr. Donald Young (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh) was present at Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station today upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Armenia and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Mr. Andrew Nicholson (Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire) called upon The President of the Republic of Maldives today at Cameron House, Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire, and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 30 October 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Miss Sandra MacDougall, Mr. David MacLellan and Mr. Alastair MacMillan (Deputy Lieutenants of Renfrewshire) were present at Glasgow Airport today upon the Arrivals of The President of the Central African Republic, The President of the Republic of Malawi and The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and welcomed Their Excellencies on behalf of The Queen.

    Mr. Donald Young (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh) was present at Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station today upon the Arrival of The President of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.