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  • 20 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Masud Khalifazoda at 110 Clarendon Road, London W11, today in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Tajikistan to the Court of St. James's.

  • 17 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Antonio José Ardila at 3 Hans Crescent, London SW1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Republic of Colombia to the Court of St. James's.

  • 15 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Sultan of Oman and Her Highness the Hon. Lady visited The Queen today.

    Her Majesty 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. Nadine Dorries MP (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care) and the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP (Secretary of State for Transport).

    The Rt. Hon. Nigel Adams MP, the Rt. Hon. Dorothy Bain, the Rt. Hon. Simon Clarke MP and the Rt. Hon. Robert Stewart MP were sworn in as members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

    Mr. Richard Tilbrook was in attendance as 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.

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

  • 14 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Elin Suleymanov was received in audience by The Queen via video link today and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Court of St. James's.

    Mrs. Lala Abdurahimova was also received by Her Majesty.

    Her Excellency Mrs. Mikaela Kumlin Granit was received in audience by The Queen via video link this afternoon and presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Sweden to the Court of St. James's.

    Mr. Jakob Granit was also received by Her Majesty.

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

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

    Mrs. Jennifer Tolhurst (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Essex) was present at Stansted Airport this morning upon the Arrival of The Sultan of Oman and welcomed His Majesty on behalf of The Queen.

  • 8 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen was received by The Queen today via video link and delivered up his Gold Badge and Chain upon relinquishing his appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    The Baroness Ashton of Upholland was received by The Queen via video link upon relinquishing her appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George and delivered up to Her Majesty the Insignia of Office.

    The Queen handed to The Baroness Ashton of Upholland the Gold Badge and Chain upon her appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    Sir Mark Lyall Grant was received by The Queen via video link when Her Majesty handed to him the Insignia of Office upon his appointment as King of Arms of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.

    Mr. Thomas Trotter was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen's Medal for Music.

    Ms. Judith Weir (Master of The Queen's Music) was present.

    The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty 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 Her Majesty, held an Investiture at Windsor Castle this afternoon.

  • 7 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    His Excellency Mr. Abdulkadir Ahmed Kheyr Abdi was received in audience by The Queen today and presented his Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Federal Republic of Somalia to the Court of St. James's.

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

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

  • 3 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    By command of The Queen, Mr. Alistair Harrison (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr. Edil Baisalov at 119 Crawford Street, London W1, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the Kyrgyz Republic to the Court of St. James's.

  • 1 December 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Lord Anderson of Ipswich was received by The Queen this afternoon and delivered up the Insignia of the Order of the Thistle worn by his father, the late Sir Eric Anderson.

    Sarah, the Lady Ashburton was received by Her Majesty and delivered up the Insignia of the Order of the Garter worn by her husband, the late Lord Ashburton.

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

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

  • 30 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

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

    This afternoon Major Sanjip Rai, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, Major Deepak Rai, Queen's Gurkha Signals, Captain Deny Gurung, The Queens' Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, and Captain Ganeshkumar Gurung, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, (The Queen's Gurkha Orderly Officers) were received by Her Royal Highness who, on behalf of Her Majesty, invested them with the Insignia of Members of the Royal Victorian Order.

    Colonel Jody Davies (Colonel, Brigade of Gurkhas) was present.

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

  • 29 November 2021

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by the Lord Ashton of Hyde (formerly Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Rt. Hon. Dame Cheryl Gillan (formerly Secretary of State for Wales) which was held in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey, London SW1, today.