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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  • 5 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex this afternoon visited an Exhibition of Historic Bagshot and Flower Festival at St. Anne's Church, Bagshot, Surrey.

    Their Royal Highnesses later attended the Platinum Jubilee Lunch in the Long Walk, Windsor Castle.

  • 4 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Prince of Wales, on behalf of The Queen, this evening held a Reception at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, at which The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

    Afterwards The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall were present at the BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee at which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 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, Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank and Mr. Jack Brooksbank, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and other Members of the Royal Family were present.

  • 4 June 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex, on behalf of The Queen in celebration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, today carried out the following engagements in Northern Ireland.

    Their Royal Highnesses this morning visited 2 Royal Avenue, Town Parks, Belfast, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast (Mrs. Fionnuala Jay-O'Boyle).

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex afterwards visited Sea Bangor, Quay Street, Bangor, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Down (Mr. Gawn Rowan Hamilton).

  • 3 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    The Queen was represented by The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, this morning at a National Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in St. Paul's Cathedral.

    Their Royal Highnesses were received at the Cathedral by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor (Alderman Vincent Keaveny), the Dean (the Very Reverend David Ison) and Chapter, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of York.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 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 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, Earl of Ulster, The Lady Davina Lewis, Mr. George and The Lady Rose Gilman, The Duke of Kent, Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, The Lord Nicholas Windsor, Mr. Timothy and The Lady Helen Taylor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, Mr. Thomas and The Lady Gabriella Kingston, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvy, The Earl of Snowdon with Viscount Linley and The Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Mr. Daniel and The Lady Sarah Chatto, Mr. Samuel Chatto and 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Chatto, RM, were present in St. Paul's Cathedral.

    The Service was conducted by the Dean of St. Paul's; the Archbishop of York preached the Sermon.

    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.

    After the Service Members of the Royal Family attended a Reception given by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation at Guildhall, London EC2.

  • 2 June 2022

    Windsor Castle

    Her Majesty was represented by The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards) who was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning at which The Queen's Colour of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards was trooped.

    The Prince of Wales was accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge (Colonel, Irish Guards) and The Princess Royal (Gold Stick and Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

    His Royal Highness was attended by Lieutenant General Sir Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Gold Stick in Waiting and Colonel, The Life Guards), Lieutenant General Roland Walker (Regimental Lieutenant Colonel, Grenadier Guards), Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major General Christopher Ghika (Major General Commanding Household Division).

    The Lord de Mauley (Master of the Horse), Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Segrave, Colonel Toby Browne (Mounted Equerries in Waiting) and Colonel Crispin Lockhart (The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons, Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

    Colonel Jeremy Bagshaw (Chief of Staff), Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Griffin (Silver Stick Adjutant) and the Household Division Staff were present.

    The procession was led by Lieutenant Colonel James Shaw, Grenadier Guards (Brigade Major Household Division).

    The Troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Aldridge, Irish Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Prince of Wales with a Royal Salute.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 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 with The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Guards), Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.

    On the conclusion of the Parade, The Prince of Wales rode back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, under the command of Major Francesca Sykes, the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, under the command of Major Russell Bond, The Life Guards, and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.

    On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard, the remaining Guards marching past Her Majesty, accompanied by The Duke of Kent. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment ranked past The Queen.

    Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, led by Wing Commander James Calvert, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

    Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the command of Major Matthew Aldridge.

    The Queen this evening, from Windsor Castle, lit the National Beacon at Buckingham Palace to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee where The Duke of Cambridge was present.

    Mr. Clive Jones has been awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver) by The Queen today and has received the medal.

  • 26 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this evening attended a Dinner at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10.

    The Countess of Wessex, Vice Patron, the Royal Bath and West of England Society, this morning held a Meeting.

    Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the York Club, Prince Consort's Drive, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire.

  • 25 May 2022

    Windsor Castle

    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 Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, and The Duchess of Cambridge gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

    Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester 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 Band of the Welsh Guards and the British Army Band Tidworth played selections of music during the afternoon.

  • 25 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl of Wessex, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation, this morning attended a Meeting via video link.

    His Royal Highness this evening attended the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor Dinner at Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2.

    The Countess of Wessex, Global Ambassador, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, this evening attended a Reception at Church House, Dean's Yard, London SW1.

  • 24 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex this morning visited Pan Together at Downside Community Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight (Mrs. Susan Sheldon).

    Their Royal Highnesses today visited the Royal Agricultural Society Show Ground, 490 Newport Road, Cowes, and were received by Brigadier Maurice Sheen (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight).

    The Earl of Wessex this afternoon visited Independent Arts, 48 - 49 High Street, Newport.

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex afterwards visited Columbus House, 189 Sandown Road, Shanklin.

    The Countess of Wessex this morning visited East Newport Family Centre, Barnardo's, Furrlongs, Newport, and was received by Mrs. Claire Locke (Deputy Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight).

    Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited South West Area Youth Partnership.

  • 23 May 2022

    St. James's Palace

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening visited the Chelsea Flower Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the Gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.