Court Circular

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  • 21 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

  • 19 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

  • 17 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Funeral of The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh took place in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, this afternoon.

    The Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, accompanied by 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 Earl of Snowdon, Mr. Daniel and the Lady Sarah Chatto, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present.

    The Hereditary Prince of Baden, The Landgrave of Hesse, The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and the Countess Mountbatten of Burma attended.

    The Dean of Windsor conducted the Service and offered the Commendatory Prayer.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the Blessing.

    Garter Principal King of Arms proclaimed The Duke of Edinburgh's Styles and Titles.

    Detachments of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard, the Military Knights of Windsor, a Dismounted Detachment of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, the Royal Navy Piping Party, a Guard of Honour, found by The Rifles, and Defence Advisers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Trinidad and Tobago were on duty outside the Chapel.

    Representatives from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Army and Royal Air Force lined the processional route.

    Minute Guns were fired for the duration of the Procession from the East Lawn of the Castle by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Victoria Flood.

  • 16 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia (General the Hon. David Hurley) had an audience with The Queen by telephone today.

    The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau MP (Prime Minister of Canada) had an audience of Her Majesty by telephone this afternoon.

  • 14 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Lord Parker of Minsmere had an audience of The Queen today, kissed hands upon his appointment as Lord Chamberlain and received from Her Majesty the Wand and Insignia of Office and the Badge of Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order, when The Queen invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

  • 13 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Earl Peel had an audience of The Queen today, delivered up his Wand and Insignia of Office as Lord Chamberlain and the Badge of Chancellor of the Royal Victorian Order and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Lord Chamberlain, when Her Majesty invested him with the Royal Victorian Chain.

  • 10 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

  • 9 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, with deep sorrow, announced that her beloved husband, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

  • 8 April 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Ms. Julia Longbottom had an audience with The Queen via telephone today upon her appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan.

  • 1 April 2021

    Appendix To Court Circular

    The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Earl Peel to be a Permanent Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty.