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Court Circular

The Court Circular is the official record of past royal engagements . Search Court Circulars detailing engagements undertaken by all members of the Royal Family going back to 1997 in this section of the Media Centre.

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  • 20 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Mrs. Pamela Harper (President, Royal Warrant Holders Association), Mr. Nicholas Farrow (Chairman), Mr. Mark Leishman (Chief Executive Officer) and Mr. Kevin Baker (Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Lyte and Company) were received by The Queen today and presented to Her Majesty a Processional Cross to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

  • 19 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen received the Bishop of Salisbury (the Right Reverend Stephen Lake) today via video link who did homage upon his appointment.

    The Rt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice) administered the Oath.

    The Bishop of Carlisle (Clerk of the Closet) was in attendance.

  • 18 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Admiral Sir Benjamin Key was received by The Queen today upon his appointment as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff.

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

    The Earl of Wessex, on behalf of The Queen, and The Countess of Wessex gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

    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.

    The Bands of the Welsh Guards and the Royal Air Force Regiment played selections of music during the afternoon.

    The Queen was represented by the Hon. Dame Annabel Whitehead (Lady in Waiting) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Mr. Anthony Barton which was held at St. James's Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill, London EC4, this morning.

    The Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Baroness-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Colombia and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

  • 17 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, accompanied by The Earl of Wessex, this morning visited Paddington Station, Praed Street, London W2, to mark the completion of the Elizabeth Line and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the Prime Minister (the Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP), the Mayor of London (the Rt. Hon. Sadiq Khan), the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP (Secretary of State for Transport) and the Commissioner for Transport for London (Mr. Andrew Byford).

    The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

  • 16 May 2022

    Kensington Palace

    The Duke of Cambridge this morning arrived at Abu Dhabi International Airport and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (His Excellency Mr. Patrick Moody).

    The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, paid his Condolences to The President of the United Arab Emirates following the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

    His Royal Highness this evening arrived in the United Kingdom from the United Arab Emirates.

    Mr. Jean-Christophe Gray was in attendance.

  • 15 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen this evening took the salute at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

  • 13 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mrs. Deborah James was this afternoon invested with the insignia of a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by The Duke of Cambridge, which honour Her Majesty has been pleased to confer upon her.

  • 12 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by the Hon. Mary Morrison (Lady in Waiting) at the Memorial Service for Fortune, Duchess of Grafton (Mistress of the Robes) which was held at The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London WC2, today.

    By command of Her Majesty, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon Her Excellency Ms. Nomatemba Tambo at South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London WC2, this morning in order to bid farewell to Her Excellency upon relinquishing her appointment as High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa in London.

  • 11 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

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

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Dr. Thérèse Coffey MP (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions), the Rt. Hon. Brandon Lewis MP (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and the Rt. Hon. Nadhim Zahawi MP (Secretary of State for Education).

    The Lord Tyre made affirmation as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

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

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cornwall gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    The Princess Royal, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

    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.

    The Bands of the Royal Marines Portsmouth and the Royal Air Force Squadronaires played selections of music during the afternoon.

  • 10 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge, acting in their capacity as Counsellors of State for The Queen, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, travelled to the Palace of Westminster this morning to open the Session of Parliament and were received at the Sovereign's Entrance by the Marquess of Cholmondeley (Lord Great Chamberlain) and the Duke of Norfolk (Earl Marshal).

    The Queen's Guard was found by 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, under the command of Major Henry Greeves, and a Guard of Honour was mounted at the Palace of Westminster by 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards with The State Colour, under the command of Major Robert Philp.

    A staircase party of The Household Cavalry was on duty at Victoria Tower, House of Lords, under the command of Captain Mark Quickfield.

    Royal Salutes were fired in Hyde Park by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Captain Amy Cooper, and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Adam Bate.

    The Imperial State Crown, the Cap of Maintenance and the Sword of State were conveyed previously to the House of Lords.

    Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms was on duty in the Prince's Chamber and the Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard was on duty in the Royal Gallery.

    The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household were in attendance at the Palace of Westminster.