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  • 27 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Torbjörn Sohlström at 27 Portland Place, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Sweden to the Court of St. James's.

    Mr. Dennis Rensch (Deputy Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of the Niger and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Mr. Dennis Rensch was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Ghana and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Colonel Christopher Sharwood-Smith (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire) was present at Luton Airport this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Togolese Republic and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 26 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Major Jeremy Fern (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Malawi and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    Mr. Vincent Thompson (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Kenya and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

    Mrs. Jennifer Tolhurst (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 25 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Colonel Charles Ackroyd (Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire) was present at Farnborough Airport this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 22 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Ms. Mary Simon had an audience with The Queen this afternoon via video link upon her appointment as Governor-General designate of Canada.

  • 21 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The following members of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were received by Her Majesty today: Colonel Michael Kingscote who delivered up his Stick of Office upon his retirement as Lieutenant when The Queen invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, Major Henry Robertson who delivered up his Stick of Office as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Lieutenant, Major Christopher Cox who delivered up his Stick of Office as Ensign and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant, Colonel Jonathan Schute who delivered up his Stick of Office as Exon and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Ensign, and Brigadier Andrew Hughes who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Exon.

    The following members of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms were received by The Queen: Colonel Peter Flach who delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Lieutenant, Major David Kennard who delivered up his Stick of Office upon his retirement as Standard Bearer, Major Charles Macfarlane who delivered up his Stick of Office as Harbinger and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Standard Bearer, Colonel Edward Bolitho who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant, and Lieutenant Colonel Rory Ingleby-Mackenzie who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Harbinger.

    Major General Christopher Ghika (Major General Commanding Household Division) was received by The Queen this afternoon.

    The Queen held a Council via video link at 2.30 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Thérèse Coffey MP (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), the Rt. Hon. Alister Jack MP (Secretary of State for Scotland) and the Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP (Secretary of State for the Home Department).

    The Rt. Hon. Lucy Frazer MP, the Rt. Hon. Dame Diana Johnson MP, the Rt. Hon. Mark Pritchard MP, the Rt. Hon. Angela Rayner MP and the Lord Udny-Lister were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    Mrs. Ceri King was in attendance as Deputy Clerk of the Council.

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

  • 20 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen this afternoon held a Meeting with Mr. Robin Budenberg (First Crown Estate Commissioner and Chairman, the Crown Estate Commission) and Mr. Daniel Labbad (Chief Executive) via telephone.

  • 18 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Mr. William Henderson was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 17 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by the Lady Susan Hussey (Lady in Waiting) at the Requiem Mass for the Reverend Prebendary William Scott (Extra Chaplain and formerly Sub-Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal) which was held at St. Mary's, Bourne Street, London SW1, this morning.

    The Prince of Wales was represented by the Earl of Rosslyn.

    The Princess Royal was represented by Captain Sir Nicholas Wright, RN.

    Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy was represented by Mrs. Diane Duke.

  • 15 July 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

  • 14 July 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 Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, this morning held an Investiture at St. James's Palace.