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  • 31 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Sebastian Mateo Corral Bustamante 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 Ecuador to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. María José Jaramillo Moscoso was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya 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 Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Acharya was also received by Her Majesty.

    Ms. Juliet Chua (Director General for Finance and Corporate, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) was present.

    Miss Rachel Gordon was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 30 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Miss Rachel Loryman was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Mrs. Alexandra McCreery was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Mrs. Suzy Lethbridge was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Mr. Stephen Niedojadlo was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Mr. David Berwick was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

    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, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

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

  • 29 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Service of Thanksgiving for The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was held in Westminster Abbey this morning.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, The Duke of York with Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex with The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Mr. Peter Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tindall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and other Members of the Royal Family and Members of The Duke of Edinburgh's Family, was present.

    Members of Foreign Royal Families and other Foreign Representatives attended.

    The Dean of Westminster conducted the Service.

    The Dean of Windsor gave an Address.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the Blessing.

  • 25 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by The Princess Royal at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir Michael Oswald (formerly National Hunt Adviser to The Queen) which was held at St. Clement Danes Church, London WC2, this morning.

  • 24 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Sherif Kamel 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 Arab Republic of Egypt to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Heba Ismail was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Hakim Hajoui was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Morocco to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Lamia Amor was also received by Her Majesty.

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

    The Queen was represented by Mr. Edward Parsons (Land Agent, Sandringham) at the Funeral of Mrs. Ian Baillie which was held at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Hillington, Norfolk, this afternoon.

  • 23 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen today received Dr. Peter Harper (Owner, Halcyon Days Limited), Mrs. Pamela Harper (Chairman and Chief Executive) and other representatives, and viewed a display of artefacts and demonstrations of enamelling and gilding.

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

  • 22 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah 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 State of Qatar to the Court of St. James's.

    Sheikha Raya Khalifa Abdulla Khalifa Al Khalifa was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Professor Piotr Wilczek was received in audience by The Queen this afternoon via video link and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Poland to the Court of St. James's.

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

  • 21 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by the Lord Parker of Minsmere (Lord Chamberlain) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Dame Vera Lynn which was held in Westminster Abbey, London SW1, today.

  • 17 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Lounès Magramane 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 People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Magramane was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Ilir Kapiti 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 Republic of Kosovo to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Kapiti was also received by Her Majesty.

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

  • 16 March 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Ms. Grace Nichols was received by The Queen this afternoon when Her Majesty presented her with The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

    The Poet Laureate (Professor Simon Armitage) was present.

    The Queen held a Council via video link at 2.15 p.m..

    There were present: the Rt. Hon. Mark Spencer MP (Lord President), the Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster), the Baroness Evans of Bowes Park (Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Privy Seal) and the Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng MP (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy).

    The Baroness Williams of Trafford was sworn in as a member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    Ms. Alison Johnstone MSP and Ms. Elin Jones MS made affirmation as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    At the Council The Queen approved the List of High Sheriffs for the Counties of England (other than Cornwall and those in the Duchy of Lancaster) and Wales.

    After the Council, the Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay MP had an audience of Her Majesty via video link when The Queen approved the List of High Sheriffs for the Counties of the Duchy of Lancaster.

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

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this morning.

    Mrs. Justice Bacon, Mrs. Justice Collins Rice, Mrs. Justice Ellenbogen, Mrs. Justice Tipples, Mrs. Justice Smith, Mrs. Justice Arbuthnot of Edrom and Mrs. Justice Williams were received by The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, this afternoon upon their appointment as Justices of the High Court when His Royal Highness invested them with the Insignia of Dames Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

    Mr. Justice Bourne, Mr. Justice Calver, Mr. Justice Fordham, Mr. Justice Foxton, Mr. Justice Green, Mr. Justice Henshaw, Mr. Justice Hilliard, Mr. Justice Adam Johnson, Mr. Justice Linden, Mr. Justice McFarland, Mr. Justice Meade, Mr. Justice Miles, Mr. Justice Peel, Mr. Justice Poole, Mr. Justice Scoffield, Mr. Justice Wall, Mr. Justice Mellor, Mr. Justice Humphreys, Mr. Justice Rooney, Mr. Justice Cotter, Mr. Justice Eyre, Mr. Justice Ritchie, Mr. Justice Edwin Johnson and Mr. Justice Leech were received by The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, upon their appointment as Justices of the High Court when His Royal Highness conferred upon them the honour of Knighthood and invested them with the Insignia of Knights Bachelor.

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Manuel Lobo Antunes at 11 Belgrave Square, London SW1 this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Portuguese Republic to the Court of St. James's.