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  • 25 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Sarafa Tunji Isola 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 Commission as High Commissioner for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in London.

    Mrs. Isola was also received by Her Majesty.

    His Excellency Mr. Zakri Jaafar 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 Malaysia to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Nor Aini Abdul Rahman was also received by Her Majesty.

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

  • 24 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Mr. Andrew Bailey (Governor of the Bank of England) was received by The Queen today.

    Lieutenant Colonel John Kaye was received by The Queen this afternoon and delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Lieutenant of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

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

  • 23 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    Professor Sir Huw Thomas was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Lady Thomas was also received by The Queen.

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

  • 22 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by The Countess of Wessex at the Funeral of the Lady Maclean which was held in the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, this afternoon.

  • 21 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Baroness Rawlings (Baroness in Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Arrival of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

    The Baroness Rawlings was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The President of the State of Israel and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

  • 18 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Nguyen Hoang Long 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 Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Vu Huong Giang was also received by Her Majesty.

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

  • 17 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys), today received Lieutenant Colonel Fraser McLemen via video link upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer and Lieutenant Colonel Graeme Craig upon assuming the appointment, and Brigadier David Allfrey upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel and Brigadier Benjamin Edwards upon assuming the appointment.

    General Sir Nicholas Carter was received by Her Majesty upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff.

    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 Princess Royal, on behalf of Her Majesty, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

    By command of The Queen, the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps called upon His Excellency Mr. Tarek Adel at 75 South Audley Street, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Court of St. James's.

  • 16 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

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

    Mr. Vincent Thompson (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Botswana and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of The Queen.

  • 14 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    A wreath was laid on behalf of The Queen this morning by The Prince of Wales during the Ceremony at the Cenotaph on the occasion of Remembrance Day.

    Wreaths were also laid by The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Earl of Wessex and The Princess Royal.

    A wreath was laid on behalf of The Duke of Kent by Captain James Calder-Smith.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were present during the Ceremony.

    The Duke of Cambridge afterwards took the salute at the March Past of Ex-Servicemen and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

  • 13 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by the Earl of Dalhousie (Lord Steward) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Captain Alwyne Farquharson of Invercauld which was held at Crathie Kirk, Aberdeenshire, this afternoon.