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  • 26 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Baroness in Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 22 April 2022

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to make the following appointments in Her Majesty's Household:

    Air Commodore Malcolm Fuller to be an Extra Gentleman Usher upon his retirement as a Gentleman Usher.

    Air Vice-Marshal David Hobart to be an Extra Gentleman Usher upon his retirement as a Gentleman Usher.

    The appointments are with immediate effect.

  • 21 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Today is the Ninety Sixth Anniversary of the Birthday of The Queen.

  • 14 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Prince of Wales, representing The Queen, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, this morning attended the Maundy Service in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, at which His Royal Highness, on behalf of Her Majesty, distributed the Royal Maundy.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were received at the North Door of the Chapel by the Dean of Windsor (the Right Reverend David Conner).

    The Right Reverend Dr. John Inge (Lord High Almoner) and the Reverend Canon Paul Wright (Sub-Almoner) were present.

    The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and the Military Knights of Windsor were on duty.

    Their Royal Highnesses this afternoon joined representatives of the Chapel and the Royal Almonry at a Reception in the Deanery.

  • 13 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen held a Privy Council via video link at 12.00 noon.

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Michael Ellis MP (Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General), the Rt. Hon. Alister Jack MP (Secretary of State for Scotland) and the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care).

    The Lord Doherty and the Lady Wise were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

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

    Mr. James Colman was received by The Queen this afternoon and delivered up the Insignia of the Order of the Garter worn by his father, the late Sir Timothy Colman.

  • 9 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by the Lord Jay of Ewelme (formerly Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service) at the Memorial Service for Sir Christopher Mallaby (formerly Her Majesty's Ambassador to the French Republic) which was held at St. Marylebone Parish Church, London NW1, this afternoon.

  • 7 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Álvaro Gómez-Jeramillo was received in audience by The Queen today via video link and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Colombia to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. de Gómez was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Nuno Brito was received in audience by The Queen via video link and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Portuguese Republic to the Court of St. James's.

    Ms. Rosa Batoréu was also received by Her Majesty.

    Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs) was present.

    Mrs. Helen Nellis (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire) was present at Luton Airport this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Poland and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 6 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, Patron, Royal London Hospital, this afternoon officially opened and named the Queen Elizabeth Unit at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London E1, via video link and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), Dame Alwen Williams (Group Chief Executive, Barts Health NHS Trust) and Mrs. Jacqueline Sullivan (Chief Executive, Royal London Hospital).

    Her Majesty met staff who have worked on the unit during the pandemic and heard about their roles in treating patients with Covid-19.

  • 5 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Pascal Gayama was received in audience by The Queen today via video link and presented his Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of the Congo to the Court of St. James's.

    His Excellency Mr. Salah Mrehil was received in audience by The Queen via video link and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Libya to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Hanaa Gbasa was also received by Her Majesty.

    Sir Philip Barton (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present.

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

  • 3 April 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Mr. Kevin Steward was received by The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, today when His Royal Highness invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Mr. Timothy Reeves, Mr. Robert Revell and Mr. William Taylor were received by The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, when His Royal Highness decorated them with the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver).