Sunday, 17 January 2016

Olympics 2016 - Main Page



We are focusing on the 11 Royal Countries we normally cover: Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden.

Lillehammer Youth Olympics (February 12th - 21st)
Rio Olympics (August 5th - 21st)
Event Schedule
Rio Paralympics (September 7th - 18th)

Royals attending 2016 Youth Olympics


This years Winter Youth Olympics takes place in Lillehammer, Norway, 12th - 21st February.
For 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, check here.  

Although there are athletes from every Royal country in Europe, and many royals sit on IOC, I don't expect we will see many royals attend the Youth Olympic games.

Attendance has been confirmed for:
  • Norway
  • Denmark 
  • Monaco

Thursday 11th  - Welcome Ceremony 
  • Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit  
    •  Welcome Ceremony
  • Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit  
    •  Open Norwegian Olympic Museum
Friday 12th  - Opening Ceremony/ Official Reception  
  • King Harald, Queen Sonja 
    • Opening Ceremony
      • Harald gave short speech officially opening the games
    • Official Reception
      • Harald was award Medal of Distinction for President of IOC
  • Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus
    • Attended 1st Olympic event, Curling
      • Haakon delivered the 1st Curling stone. 
    • Opening Ceremony 
      • Princess Ingrid light the Olympic flame
    • Official Reception
  • Crown Prince Frederik 
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Visits to the Danish athletes in the Olympic village
Saturday 13th
  • Crown Prince Haakon,  Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus
    • Attend Ski Lessons for Unaccompanied minors refugees. 
  • Prince Albert 
    •  Men's Super G Ski Race
Sunday 14th
  • Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
    • Attend Speed Skating
Monday 15th
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
    • Meet Volunteers
Tuesday 16th
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
    • Luge
 Wednesday 17th
  • (No Royal attendance)
Thursday 18th 
  • (No Royal attendance)
Friday 19th
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
Saturday 20th 
  • Crown Prince Haakon 
    • Meet Volunteers
    • Ski
Sunday 21st Closing Ceremony 
  • Crown Prince Haakon 

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Dictionary of Royal Terms

List in Alphabetical order. Some of these terms may have slightly different meanings, when used in non-royal contexts. Feel free to comment with any word you would like to see added.

Crown Prince/ss - Used to denote the heir apparent to the throne, also used for their wife. Some Monarchies don't use this term, instead they have a specific title that denotes the heir apparent:
  • Duke/Duchess of Cornwall (England and Wales)
  • Duke/Duchess of Rothesay (Scotland)
  • Prince/ss of Asturias (Spain)
  • Prince/ss of Orange (Netherlands)
  • etc.
Duke of York -  This is a title traditionally, but not automatically, given to the 2nd son of the British Monarch. The title is for life, and there can only be one Duke of York at a time.

Grand Duchy - A Monarchy ruled over by a Grand Duke/Duchess. Luxembourg is the only remaining Grand Duchy. 

Heir - The person who is next in line for the position. Usually the eldest son or daughter, but if there are none, the closest eligible relative. 
  • Heir Apparent - The person who is 1st in line to the throne, who could not be displaced by a birth.
    • The eldest child/son of a Monarch. 
  • Heir Presumed -  The person who is 1st in line for the throne, but who could be displaced by a birth.
    • Queen Elizabeth II was never the Heir Apparent, because there was always the chance her father could have had a son, who would become 1st in line to the throne. 
  • Spare - The 2nd child, who would inherit the throne should the 1st child be unable to. 
Hereditary Prince/ss -  See Crown Prince/ss

Infante/a - Used in Spain (and other defunct monarchies) to denote a son or daughter of the monarch (or former monarch). The English equivalent would be a Prince/ss. Spain doesn't use the term Prince/ss, in the way other monarchs do They use Princess almost exclusively for the heir apparent, The Prince/ss of Asturias.

Jubilee - A milestone anniversary in a Monarch's reign. Usually celebrated on these anniversaries:
  • Silver Jubilee - 25th anniversary
  • Ruby Jubilee  - 40th anniversary* 
  • Golden Jubilee - 50th anniversary
  • Diamond Jubilee - 60th anniversary
  • Platinum Jubilee - 70th or 75th anniversary
*Celebrated in some counties

Line/ Order of Succession - The order of people in line to the throne.

British Order of Succession: 
  1. Prince Charles
  2. Prince William
  3. Prince George
  4. Princess Charlotte
  5. Prince Harry
  6. Prince Andrew, etc. 
Order of Precedence - Commonly called the pecking order. This denotes the seniority of each royal for official events. Unlike the Line of Succession, this includes spouses. This is used to determine: 
  • The order in which royals arrive at an official event, 
  • Order in which they will lay wreaths,
  • Who they must bows/ curtsy to who, 
  • etc.
Their are separate order of precedences for men, women and for when couples are together. 

Patronage - A patronage is a charity or orgininzation that a Royal officially supports, and publicly connects themselves with. The royal usually becomes their Patron, but could also become their President, Vice Patron, Ambassador, etc.

A Patronage is not for life, but a set period of time. Often for 3 years, 5 years, an appeal or special project. After that it may be renewed. What exact title a Royal has in a Patronages is decided by the Charity or Organization.
  • Patron - A patron supports the charity or organization's cause and will visit from time to time to help them celebrate achievements, raise funds, raise public awareness, etc. A patron is a honorary position. They do not have any responsibilities in the day to day running.
    • Royal Patron - means the same thing as Patron. The term Royal Patron is typically used for a Royal when the organization or charity already has patrons. This way they can distinguish the Royal Patron from the other  Patrons.
    • Joint Patron - This is used when there are two or more Royals who share a Patronage (usually couples).
    • Vice Patron - This is used when there are two or more Royals who share a Patronage, but one is more senior. The Senior Royal is the Patron, the Junior one the Vice Patron.
      • E.g. The Queen is Patron of over 600+ organization and charities. Since the Queen is unable to give all of her patronages the attention they need, her children and grandchildren help, often as Vice Patron or President.
      • Besides supporting the Queen's Patronages, and Joint Patronages between couples, charities usually only have one royal supporting them, so that the royal family can support as many causes as possible. 
  • President - This is a less common position for Royals. A President may have more of a hands on role in the charity or organization, but it is quite similar to a Patron. 
  • Ambassador - A smaller role than Patron, usually used to denote a more general level of support in instances where there are numerous ambassadors. 
Primogeniture - Who has the right to succeed the throne, or inherit.
  • Absolute Primogeniture
    • The eldest child inherits the throne, regardless of gender. 
  • Male-Preferance Primogeniture
    • Sons, and their descendants, rank above daughters,  
      • Meaning a younger son displaces his older sister in the line of succession. 
      • I.e. Crown Prince Jacques of Monaco is 1st in line over his older twin sister Princess Gabriella. Princess Gabriella will be pushed further down the line of succession by younger brothers and any children her brothers may have. 
  • Agnatic Primogeniture - Only males can inherent the throne. Females and their descendants are not included in the line of succession. 
Prince Consort -  A Queen's husband. The term Prince consort is not always used, sometimes the Queen's husband is just referred to as Prince.

Prince/ss of Wales -  This is a title traditionally, but not automatically, given to the heir apparent to the British Monarch. The wife of the Prince of Wales traditionally uses her husband's title and is Princess of Wales.

  • This title has never been held by a women in her own right.  Before the change in succession in 2015, a women was never considered the heir apparent, only the heir presumed. 
  • Prince Charles is the current holder of this title. His wife Camilla, is correspondingly Princess of Wales. Camilla uses her lesser title Duchess of Cornwall out of respect for Princess Diana, the previous holder. 

Princess Royal -  This is a title traditionally, but not automatically, given to the eldest daughter of the British Monarch. The title is for life, and there can only be one Princess Royal at a time. 
  • Queen Elizabeth II never held the title as her aunt, Princess Mary, held the title and was still living.
  • The current title holder is the Queen's only daughter, Princess Anne. 

Principality - A monarchy that is ruled by a Prince/ss, opposed to a King/Queen.

Queen Mother/Mum - a former reigning, Queen who is mother of the current monarch, which could be either a King or a Queen.
  • Not always used.
United Kingdom - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK or Britain) is a country. The UK is made up of four lesser countries England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. 
  • England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are not independent countries.
    • Although they are often represented individually, for things like sports. 
  • Great Britain
    • Great Britain refers to the Island containing England, Scotland and Wales.
      • Can also contain smaller offshore islands such as England's Isle of Wight, Wales' Anglesey, Scotland's Inner Hebrides, Outer Hebrides, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands.
    • In some contexts Great Britain refers to the whole United Kingdom. (E.g. the UK's olympic team is called Great Britain)


Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Countess Sophie - Official Engagements 2016 (Jan - July)


Sophie's count is 128 engagements for January - July 2016. 

**We have decided to stop keeping track of Sophie's engagements for 2016. We will end at the end of July. We are doing this because we are behind on a lot of different things, which we would like to be able to update more regularly, and we feel there isn't a whole lot of interest in this page.**



July

    (June 30th-July 7th: Missing for Royal.UK's Court Circular, so we are likely missing some engagements for that period)

    Friday 1st 

    • Attend farewell parade for the 5th Battalion The Rifles in Germany

    Monday 4th 


    Wednesday 6th 


    Thursday 7th 
    Wednesday 13th 
    • Attended a ceremony for the presentation of the Firmin Sword of Peace at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
    • Attended the Third Summer Concert at Kneller Hall
    Friday 15th 
    • Attended a performance by Windsor and Eton Opera of "Carmen" by Georges Bizet at the Farrer Theatre

    Upcoming Engagements:

    25th - 27th 
    • Attend New Forest Agricultural Show
    August

    September

    Autumn (Unconfirmed) 
    October

    November

    Saturday  12th - (Unconfirmed) 
    • Festival of Remembrance 
    Sunday  13th - (Unconfirmed) 
    • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.

    December

    -------------------------------------

    Past Months:
    January (11)
    Tuesday 12th
    • Received General Sir Nicholas Carter, head of the British Army.  
      • With Edward
    Wednesday 13th
    • Attend Lunch for the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers at Wax Chandlers's Hall in London
    Tuesday 19th 
    Wednesday 20th 
    • Attended the Memorial Service for the Lord Montagu of Beaulieu at Westminster Abbey 
    Friday 22nd
      Tuesday 26th
        Wednesday 27th
        • Attend Service of Thanksgiving for Mr Sebastian de Ferranti which at Church of the Immaculate Conception in London
        Thursday 28th
        February (17)
        Tuesday 2nd
        Wednesday 3rd 
        • Attend the Ski Championships in Meribel, France for patronage Combined Services Winter Sports Association.
        • Attended Combined Services Winter Sports Association Tenth Anniversary Celebration.
        • Attended a Dinner at l'Orée du Bois Hotel, in Meribel.
        Thursday 4th
        • Attend the Ski Championships in Meribel, France for patronage Combined Services Winter Sports Association.
        • Attended the President's Lunch at the Coeur du Cristal Restaurant.
        • Attended a Dinner at l'Orée du Bois Hotel, in Meribel.
        Tuesday 9th 
        Wednesday 10th

        Tuesday 23rd 
        Wednesday 24th 
        Thursday 25th 
        • Attend the AGM and Board Meeting at Combermere Abbey,  in Whitchurch for Cheshire Agricultural Society
        Monday 29th 
        March (25)

        Wednesday 2nd 
        Thursday 3rd - Bahamas 
        • Meet the Governor General of the Bahamas at Government House (Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award)
          • Attended lunch
        • Visit Garvin Tynes Primary School Centre for Austism
        • Attended a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Hearing Centre of the Bahamas.
        • Attend a Governor- General's Youth Award Reception and Dinner at Queen's College (Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award)
        • Attended dinner at the Royal Nassau Sailing Club
        Friday 4th - Bahama
        Saturday 5th - Palm Beach, USA
        Sunday 6th - Cayman Islands
        • Visit the Little Cayman Research Centre
        • Attended Dinner at the Southern Cross Club
        Monday 7th - Cayman Islands
        Monday 14th 
        • Visit Bearwood Primary School in Wokingham.
        Tuesday 15th 
        Thursday 17th 
        Monday 21st 
        • Held a meeting for Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (Colonel-in-Chief)
        Tuesday 22nd
        Wednesday 23rd
        (Sunday 27th: "Our Queen at 90" Documentary airs)

        April (18)
        Monday 11th 
        • Attended Dinner Party hosted by the Queen at Windsor Castle
          • With Philip, Andrew and Edward
        Wednesday 13th 
        Thursday 14th 
        • Visit Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society Limited 
          • With Edward (Patron), Louise and James
        • Visit Wild Place Project to open The Mahali Pori Exhibit 
          • With Edward, Louise and James
        Saturday 16th 
        • Opens new Girlguiding Head Office at 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road in London
          • With Louise
        Tuesday 19th 
        • Visit the Chorister School in Durham,
        Wednesday 20th - Northumberland
        •  Open new Play Area at Gordon Villas
        •  Attend a Tea Party to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday at Isabella Community Centre
        • Visit the Coquet Shorebase Trust 
        • Visit the Amble Harbour Village
        • Visit the Blyth Tall Ship project
        • Visit the 'Big Story' Exhibition at Hexham Abbey
        • Visit the Pride of Northumbria Shop
        Monday 25th
        Wednesday 27th
        • Visit the Lighthouse Specialist Centre for Deaf Children at Guildford Grove Primary School
        • Visit the Park School in Woking
        Thursday 28th
        May (22)
        Wednesday 4th 
        • Held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace
        • Chair a Charities Forum at Buckingham Palace
        Thursday 5th 
        • Attend the RAF Wittering 100th Anniversary Dinner at  RAF Wittering (Honorary Air Commodore)
        Monday 9th
        Tuesday 10th
        Wednesday 11th 
        Thursday 12th 
        • Attends a Church Service at Ascot Priory Church for International Nurse Day
          • Reception afterwards
        Friday  13th
        • Attend Pageant to Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday at Windsor Castle. 
        Sunday 15th 
        • Attend Pageant to Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday at Windsor Castle. 
        Monday 16th 

        • Attended Reception at Buckingham Palace for young people who have achieved the The Duke of Edinburgh's Award's Gold Standard to mark the Award's Diamond Anniversary

        Tuesday 17th 
        • Host 60th Anniversary Dinner for National Youth Theatre of Great Britain 
          • With Edward (Patron)
        Thursday 19th 
        • Visit Cogges Manor Farm in Witney
        • Open a Licensed Victuallers School in Oxford
        Friday 20th 
        • Visit New College Worcester
        •  Attend a Garden Party at Hagley Hall to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Midlands Air Ambulance Service
        Monday 23rd 
        • Attend the Mentoring Foundation 2016 Colloquium
        • RHS Chelsea Flower Show 
          Wednesday 25th
          • Visit the Defence Medical Welfare Service in Hampshire
          Thursday 26th 
          June (27)
          Tuesday 7th 
          Thursday 9th 
          • Attended a Gala Dinner to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Stoke Park Golf and Country Club, in Buckinghamshire
          Friday 10th
          • Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral for Queen's 90th Birthday
            • Attend Reception at Guild Hall
          • Held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace for ChildLine
          Saturday 11th 
          • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
            • The Coldstream Guards Colour will be trooping
          Sunday 12th
          • Patron's Lunch on The Mall in St James’s Park
          Monday 13th 
          •   Order of the Garter Service  at Windsor Castle
          Tuesday 14th   
          • Attend Royal Ascot

            Wednesday 15th   
            • Attend Royal Ascot
            Thursday 16th   
            • Attend Royal Ascot
              Tuesday 21st - Canada 
              Wednesday 22nd - Canada
              •  Visited the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
                • Attend Reception
              • Attended a Lunch given by Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and the Premier of Manitoba (the Hon. Brian Pallister) at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
              • Visit Deer Lodge Veterans Hospital
                • Attended Reception
              • Attended a Dinner at the Conexus Arts Centre to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of Globe Theatre
                • Attended a Performance
              Thursday 23rd - Canada
              • Attended a Reception at Government House for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
              • Viewed an exhibition to mark the One Hundred and Twenty Fifth Anniversary of Government House in Regina 
                • Attended lunch with the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
              • Attended a Meeting of Saskatchewan Women in Leadership at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre
              • Attended a Regimental Dinner  for the South Alberta Light Horse at Government House
              Friday 24th - Canada
              • Held a Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald for the South Alberta Light Horse regiment.
              • Attended a Dedication Ceremony at Light Horse Park
              • Visited wildfire affected communities in Wood Buffalo
              • Attended a Reception given by the Government of Alberta at the Studio Bell home of the National Music Centre
              Friday 29th 
              • Attended the Funeral of Sir Brian McGrath at St. Barnabas Church
              • Visited Kneller Hall
              Saturday 30th 
              •  Held a lunch for Films without Borders at Bagshot Park
              • Attended a royal concert "Queen & Country" in honour of HM The Queen's 90th birthday at  Fairfield Halls in Croydon.

              Tuesday, 5 January 2016

              Queen Elizabeth - Official Engagements (2016)


              Queen Elizabeth's  count is 316 engagements for 2016. 

              January (8)
              Sunday 3rd
              • Visit Springwood High School, in Norfolk.
                • Present Queen Elizabeth Prize for Academic Excellence to Samuel Sanders.
              Sunday 10th
              • Attend service at St. Mary's Church and lay wreath at the War Memorial Cross in Sandringham to make the 100th anniversary of the final withdrawl from the Gallipoli Peninsula.
                • With Prince Philip, William and Catherine 
              • Presented a Bible to Katy Leet for proficiency in Religious Instruction.
              Thursday 21st
              • Attend Women's Institute meeting in Norfolk
              Sunday 24th 
              • Presented the Queen’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence to Miss Hannah Hodges, at King Edward VII Academy in King’s Lynn.
              Sunday 31st 
              • Received the Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere and invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.
              • Received Mr. Alan Goodship and invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.
              • Received Mr. Stuart Fitch, Mr. Keven Dunger and Mr. Daren Palmer and decorated them with the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver)
              February (33)
              Monday 1st
              • Visited Royal Air Force Marham, King's Lynn, Norfolk (Honorary Air Commodore)
                • Received at the Weapons Load Trainer Hangar with a Royal Salute and Flypast 
                • Met Station Officers.
                • Reception in the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess 
                • Viewed the Station's One Hundredth Anniversary Display in the Officers' Mess
               Thursday 4th 
              • Visit  the Norfolk Hospice and officially open their new facility the Tapping House, in Norfolk
                • Meet patients, staff, trustees
                • Unveil plaque 
              Friday 5th 
              • Luncheon with the Amir of the State of Kuwait 
              (Saturday 6th: Accession Day)
              Sunday 7th 
              • Presented prizes for Children's church attendance at St. Peter and St. Paul's church in West Newton 
              Tuesday 9th 
              • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron
              Wednesday 10th 
              • Audience with Mr. Ahmed Shiaan,  High Commissioner for the Republic of Maldives.
              • Audience with Mr. Claudio de la Puente, Ambassador from the Republic of Peru 
                • Received Mrs. Diana Cunliffe 
              • Received Ms. Liz Lochhead 
                • Presented her with The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry
              • Audience with Christopher Grayling 
              • Held Council 
              Thursday 11th 
              • Received Lieutenant General Sir Robert Fulton 
                • Gave him the Rod, Badge and Chain of Office of his appointment as King of Arms of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
              • Received Sir Anthony Figgis 
                • Who was relinquishing his appointment as Usher of the Blue Rod of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George
              • Received Dame DeAnne Julius
                • Gave her the Rod, Badge and Chain of Office of his appointment as Usher of the Blue Rod of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George
              • Received Dr. Stephanie West and Ms. Rachel Dillon
                • Delivered Dr. West the Insignia of the Order of Merit that belonged to her late husband Dr. Martin West
              Tuesday 16th 
              • Received Mr. Jorge Alberto da Silva Borges
                • who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Cabo Verde
              • Received Mr. George Aboua
                • who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Cote D'Ivoire 
                • Also received Mrs. Aboua was also received
              • Received Mr. Terence Lynch 
                • Invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

              • Attend the Final Awards Reception for the Gold Service Scholarship at Claridge's in London.
                • Presented Certificates to the Scholar, Runners-up and Finalists
                • Met the founder, trustees and associates of the Scholarship and industry leaders.
              Wednesday 17th 
              • Receive Mr. John Manzoni (Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary for the Cabinet Office)
              • Received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: Mr. Hugh Evans (the Lao People's Democratic Republic), Miss Harriet Mathews (Federal Republic of Somalia) and Mr. Leigh Turner (the Republic of Austria).
                • Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Pamela Major were also received

              • Received Lieutenant General Edward Davis upon his appointment as Governor of Gibraltar.
                • Mrs. Davis was also received

              • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron
              Thursday 18th 
              • Received Mr. Filipe Chidumo was received 
                • Who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of Mozambique in London.
                • Mrs. Chidumo was also received

              • Received Professor Cheikh Ahmadou Dieng
                • Who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Senegal to the Court of St. James's.
                • Mrs. Dieng was also received 

              • Received Mr. Christopher Le Brun (President) and Dr. Charles Saumarez-Smith (Secretary and Chief Executive) of Royal Academy of Arts.
              Tuesday 23rd 
              •  Visit Crossrail Bond Street in London.
                • Viewed a model of the station, east- and west-bound platform tunnels
                • Met Crossrail and London Underground management, trainee drivers and apprentices
                • Named the Crossrail line the "Elizabeth Line"
              Wednesday 24th
              • Receive Major General Edward Smyth-Osbourne (Major General Commanding Household Division)
              • Receive Sir Peter Ricketts on his retirement from HM Diplomatic Service
                • Lady Ricketts was also received
              • Received Mr. David Clark 
                • Invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
              • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron
              Thursday 25th 
              • Received Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Cattermole upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and Lieutenant Colonel Dominic Coombes upon assuming the appointment.
              • Received Mr. Karl Hood upon his appointment as High Commissioner for Grenada in London.
              • Received Mr. Jeremy Bagwell Purefoy 
                • Invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
              March (35)
              Tuesday 1st
              • Host Investiture at Buckingham Palace
              Wednesday 2nd
              •  Received Mrs. Natalia Galibarenko 
                • Who presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Ukraine to the Court of St. James's.
                • Also received Mr. Oleksandr Naumenko 
              • Received Mr. Libor Secka
                • Who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Czech Republic to the Court of St. James's.
                • Also received Mrs. Seckova
              • Received Brigadier Philip Napier and Brigadier James Swift 
                • Napier was relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of the Regiment and Swift was assuming the appointment.
              • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron
              Thursday 3rd
              • Visit Lister Community School, in London for The Queen's Trust. 
                • Listened to choir and orchestra performances 
                • Observed classroom demonstrations
                • Met students, teaching staff, governors and charity representatives
              Tuesday 8th 
              •  Visit The Prince's Trust Kennington Centre in London
                • Met young people participating in the charity's programmes, alumni and members of staff
                • Viewed a Digital Workshop demonstration in the Digital Classroom
                • with Charles
              Wednesday 9th 
              • Received Mrs. Karen-Mae Hill upon her appointment as High Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda in London
              • Received Mr. Stephen Chadwick, Ms. Helen Chadwick and Ms. Andre Chadwick. 
                • Presented them with the Insignia of the Order of Merit worn by their father, the late Reverend Professor Owen Chadwick
              • Received Mr. David Cairns, upon his appointment as ambassador of Sweden
                • Also received Mrs. Cairns
              • Received Ms. Judith Gough, upon her appointment as ambassador of Ukraine 
                • Also received Ms. Julia Kleiousi 
              • Received Mr. Gregory Quinn upon his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Guyana
                • Mrs. Quinn was also received
              • Received Ms. Elizabeth Carriere  upon her appointment as Governor of Montserrat
              • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron 
                Monday 14th 
                • Commonwealth Observance Day  Service at Westminster Abbey
                  • With Philip, Andrew, William, Catherine, and Harry
                • Attend the Commonwealth-Secretary's General Reception at Marlborough House
                  • With Philip
                Tuesday 15th
                • Received Sir Kim Darroch upon his appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America
                  • Also received Lady Darroch 
                • Received Admiral Sir George Zambellas upon relinquishing his appointment as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff
                • Received Mrs. Lois Mitchell  upon her appointment as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
                  • Also received Mr. Douglas Mitchell 
                • Held Council
                  • The Queen pricked (signed/marked) the List of High Sheriffs for the Counties of England and Wales.
                • Audience with Oliver Letwin MP upon his appointment as High Sheriff for the Counties of the Duchy of Lancaster
                  • Queen "pricked"  the List of High Sheriffs for the Counties of the Duchy of Lancaster.
                • Audience with  George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer
                Wednesday 16th
                • Received Ms. Yamina Karitanyi, who presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda.
                • Received Mr. Navtej Sarna, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of India 
                  • Also received Dr. Avina Sarna
                • Received Mr. Matthew Rycroft  upon his appointment as Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations
                •  Attend a Reception for the Commonwealth High Commissioners' Banquet at Guildhall,  given by The Royal Commonwealth Society.
                  • With Philip
                Thursday 17th
                • Open Land of the Lions at the Zoological Society of London at Regent's Park in London 
                  • Viewed Indian-themed areas and Asiatic lions being fed
                  • Met the exhibit delivery team, zoo keepers and conservationists
                  • with Philip
                Tuesday 22nd
                • Hosted a Investiture at Buckingham Palace
                • Audience with Christopher Grayling MP
                • Held Council 
                • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron 
                Wednesday 23rd
                • Received Mrs. Janice Filmon upon her appointment as Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
                  • Also received Mr. Gary Filmon 
                • Received Mr. Kamalesh Sharma upon relinquishing his appointment as Commonwealth Secretary-General
                  • Presented him with the Insignia of an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
                  • Also received Mrs. Sharma
                Thursday 24th
                • Attend Royal Maundy service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
                  • Distribute Royal Maundy
                  • Attended reception in the Deanery
                  • With Philip
                (Sunday 27th: Easter Service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor)
                (Sunday 27th: "Our Queen at 90" Documentary airs)

                April (11)
                  Monday 11th
                  • Hosted Dinner Party at Windsor Castle
                    • With Philip, Andrew, Sophie and Edward
                  Tuesday 12th
                  • Hold Council 
                  Wednesday 13th
                  • Host Investiture at Windsor Castle
                  Thursday 14th 
                  • Hosted  Luncheon for Service Chiefs of Staff at Windsor Castle
                    • With Philip
                  Tuesday 19th 
                  • Hold Council 
                  Wednesday 20th 
                  • Visit the Royal Mail delivery office in Windsor to mark the Royal Mail 500th anniversary.
                    • Unveil Plaque 
                    • Meet representatives from Royal Mail, including long-serving postmen and women
                    • Performance by the Royal Mail choir
                    • Attending: Queen and Philip
                  • Officially open the new bandstand at Alexandra Gardens
                    • Unveil plaque 
                    • Meet School children who helped design the plaque
                    • Performance by children's choir
                    • Attending: Queen and Philip
                  • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron - (Unconfirmed)
                  (Official Photo released to mark Queen's Birthday)

                  Thursday 21st   Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday
                  • Unveil a plaque marking The Queen's Walkway at the foot of Castle Hill
                    • Walkabout
                    • Attending: Queen and Philip
                  • Light a beacon on The Long Walk to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday
                    • Attending: Queen, Philip, Charles and Camilla
                    Friday 22nd
                    • Private Lunch with USA President Barack Obama at Windsor Castle
                      • Attending: Queen and Philip
                    May (32)
                    Wednesday 4th
                    • Received Baroness Scotland of Asthal upon her appointment as Commonwealth Secretary-General
                    • Received the Right Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester who swore his oath of allegiance upon his appointment
                    • Audience with Christopher Grayling MP 
                    • Held a Council
                    • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron
                    Thursday 5th
                    • Received the Prime Minister of Japan
                      •  Also received Mrs. Abe
                    Friday 6th 
                    • Visited the Parish Church of St. Peter in Great Berkhamsted
                      • Unveiled a commemorative board to mark the Diamond Jubilee 
                      •  Listened to choral performances by the Church Choir and Berkhamsted School's Chamber Choir
                    • Visit Berkhamsted School, in Hertfordshire, on the occasion of the 475th anniversary of its foundation
                      • Inspected the Combined Cadet Force
                      • Attended a Reception for County and local charities and schools
                      • Attended Lunch with the Principal
                      • Listened to a performance by the School's Big Band
                      Tuesday 10th 
                      • Received a Delegation of Members of the House of Lords and House of Commons in celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday 
                        • Presented with Addresses from the Chambers of Parliament
                      • Buckingham Palace Garden Party
                        • With Phillip, and Royal Family
                      Friday 13th 
                      • Received Major General AbdulRazak Al Shahwarzi 
                        • Presented him with the Insignia of an Honorary Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
                      Sunday 15th
                      • Pageant to Celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday at Windsor Castle (12-15th) 
                        • Queen will attend on the final day
                      Tuesday 17th 
                      • Unveil a Memorial to the fallen at the National Memorial Arboretum 
                        • Attended a Dedication Service
                        • Laid a wreath
                      Wednesday 18th
                      • State Opening of Parliament 
                        • With Philip, Charles and Camilla
                      • Audience with Prime Minister David Cameron
                      Thursday 19th 
                      • Received Mr. Kristan Hopkins
                        • Queen was presented an Address from the House of Commons
                      • Received members of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms
                        • Received Colonel Robin Broke
                          • Who delivered his Stick of Office upon his retirement as Lieutenant
                        • Received Colonel Timothy Purdon
                          • Who delivered his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant
                          • Gave him his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Lieutenant
                        • Received Colonel Christopher MacKenzie-Beevor
                          • Gave him his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant
                        • Received Brigadier Roger Dillon
                          • Who delivered his Stick of Office as Harbinger
                        • Received Colonel Richard Whittington 
                          • Gave him his Stick of Office upon his appointment aHarbinger
                      • Received Mr. David Belgrove upon his appointment as ambassador to the Republic of Liberia
                        • Also received Ms. Mette Ofstad
                      • Received Mr. Duncan Taylor upon his appointment as ambassador to Mexicap
                        • Also received Mrs. Taylor
                      • Received Mr. Hugh Philpott upon his appointment as ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan
                        • Also received Mrs. Philpott 
                      • Received Mr. James Dauris upon his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives.
                        • Also received Mrs. Dauris
                      • Buckingham Palace Garden Party
                      Friday 20th
                      • Received Sir Peter Westmacott upon his retirement from HM's Diplomatic Service
                        • Lady Westmacott was also received
                      • Received Mr. Oliver Knussen
                        • Presented him with The Queen's Medal for Music
                      • Received Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Air Staff
                      Monday 23rd 
                      • RHS Chelsea Flower Show
                        • With Royal Family
                      Tuesday 24th 
                      • Attended a Reception at St. James's Palace for the Association of Lord-Lieutenants
                        • With Philip
                      • Buckingham Palace Garden Party
                        • With Philip, and Royal Family
                      Wednesday 25th
                      • Received Mr. Borislav Banovic, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Montenegro
                        • Mrs. Banovic was also received 
                      • Received Dr. Rizal Sukma, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Indonesia 
                        • Mrs. Satrijo was also received
                      • Luncheon with Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Mateparae
                      Thursday 26th 
                      • Reviewed the Royal Regiment of Artillery at Knighton Down, Larkhill, on the occasion of their 300th anniversary.
                        • Viewed Parade
                        • Viewed a Divisional Headquarters Command Post & the Royal Artillery Museum
                        • Lunch with Master Gunner of St. James's Park
                        • Visited the Royal Garrison Church 
                        • Gave Speech
                      June (50)
                      Wednesday 1st
                      • Received  Mr. Jitoko Tikolevu, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of Fiji
                        • Mrs. Tikolevu was also received
                      • Received Mr. Joonkook Hwang, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Korea 
                        • Mrs. Shil Rhee was also received
                      • Meet with The President of the Federal Republic of Germany 
                      • Take tea with members of the Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House
                        • With Philip and Prince and Princess Micheal of Kent
                      Thursday 2nd 
                      • Received in audience, Mr. Edward Ferguson (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mr. Francis Baker (the Republic of Iraq), Mr. Ian Richards (the State of Eritrea) and Mr. Michael Aron (the Republic of Sudan), kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors. 
                        • Mrs. Ferguson, Ms. Maria Pilar and Ms. K. Orrick were also received by Her Majesty. 
                      • Hosted Luncheon for past and present Commanding Officers of The Queen's Birthday Parade
                      Saturday 4th 
                      • Attended Epsom Races 
                      Tuesday 7th Cardiff, Scotland 
                      • Open the new Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
                        • With Philip
                      • Open the Fifth Session of the National Assembly for Wales at the Senedd
                        • With Philip, Charles and Camilla
                        • Gave Speech
                      Wednesday 8th
                      • Received Mr. Frederick Hamley Case, High Commissioner for the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission
                      • Received Dr. Hailemichael Aberra Afework, Ambassador from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence
                        • Mrs. Abebetch Zeleke Aweke was also received
                      • Received Sir Julian King, Ambassador to the French Republic
                        • Lady King was also received
                      • Audience with Christopher Grayling MP
                      • Held Council
                      Thursday 9th 
                      • Visited Marlborough House in London to officially launch the "Commonwealth Hub"
                      • Audience with Lord Peel, who presented an Address from the House of Lords, which the Queen replied too
                      • Received Lord Shuttleworth, who the Queen invested with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
                      • Received Sir David Brewer  who the Queen invested with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
                      • Held Council
                        • Prince William and Duchess Camilla were made members
                      Friday 10th  
                      • Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral
                        • For Queen's 90th Birthday
                      • Luncheon at Buckingham Palace for Commonwealth Governors-Generals
                      Saturday 11th 
                      • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
                        • The Coldstream Guards Colour will be trooping
                      • Received Major General Edward Smyth-Osbourne, upon relinquishing his appointment as Major General Commanding Household Division
                        • Invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
                      Sunday 12th
                      • Patron's Lunch on The Mall in St James’s Park
                      Monday 13th 
                      • Order of the Garter Service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
                        • Held meeting of the Order of the Garter in the Throne Room at Windsor Castle
                          • Invested the Lord Shuttleworth and Sir David Brewer with the Insignia of Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter 
                        • Lunch at Windsor Castle
                      Tuesday 14th
                      •   Attend Royal Ascot
                      Wednesday 17th 
                      •    Attend Royal Ascot
                      Thursday 16th 
                      •   Attend Royal Ascot
                      Friday 17th 
                      •   Attend Royal Ascot
                      Saturday 18th 
                      •   Attend Royal Ascot
                        Wednesday 22nd - Liverpool
                        • Visit Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station
                        • Visit  International Festival for Business 2016 Exhibition Hall at Exhibition Centre Liverpool
                          • Viewed a performance by the Pagoda Chinese Orchestra
                          • Officially opened the centre
                        • Visit Town Hall
                          • Met members of the local community
                          • Attend Luncheon
                        • Visited Alder Hey Children's Hospital
                          • Toured Out-Patients Garden, the Oncology Unit and a Medical Specialties Ward 
                          • Meet patients, staff, trustees, charity representatives, etc. 
                          • Officially open hospital
                        Thursday 23rd 
                        • Received Mr. Sekou dit Gaoussou Cisse, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Mali
                          • Also received Mrs. Cisse Oumou Ahmar Traore
                        • Received Mr. Carlos Sersale di Cerisano, who  presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Argentine Republic
                          • Also received Mrs. Linette de Jager
                        • Also received 
                          • Mr. Philippe Kridelka (Secretary General of the Household of The King of the Belgians) and Ms. Pascale Fabre
                          • Mr. Michael Ehrenreich (Lord Chamberlain to The Queen of Denmark and Prince Henrik) and Mrs. Lemmi Tui
                          • Mr. Jan Versteeg (Grand Master of the House of The King of the Netherlands) and Mrs. Bärbel Geijsen
                          • Professor Svante Lindqvist (Marshal of the Realm of The King of Sweden) and Mrs. Lindqvist. 
                        • Host Reception for the Queen's Young Leaders
                        Friday 24th
                        • Received Mr. Mark Regev, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the State of Israel
                          • Also received Mrs. Regev
                        • Received Mrs. Tamar Beruchashvili, who presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Georgia
                          • Also received Mr. Rema Gvamichava
                        • Received Sir Matthew Bourne (Choreographer and Director) and presented him with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award
                        Monday 27th - Northern Ireland
                        • Arrived at Hillsborough Castle, in Northern Ireland. Were received by Mr. Rupert Gavin (Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces), Mr. Michael Day (Chief Executive) and Mrs. Patricia Corbett (Head of Hillsborough Castle). 
                          • With Philip
                        • Received Mrs. Arlene Foster, First Minister of Northern Ireland
                          • Also received Mr. Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland
                        Tuesday 28th - Northern Ireland
                        • Visited Giant's Causeway, in Bushmills 
                          • Viewed a short film about Finn MacCool and the Giant's Causeway
                          • Met members of staff, guides, volunteers and local food and craft suppliers
                          • With Philip
                        • Visited Bushmills Village
                          • Attended an Act of Remembrance 
                          • The Queen unveiled a Statue in memory of Sergeant Robert Quigg VC
                          • Prince Philip unveiled a Commemorative Stone plaque in memory of Sergeant Robert Quigg VC
                        • Attended a Reception given by the Mayor at Royal Portrush Gold Club
                        • Traveled from Coleraine Railway Station to Bellarena Railway Station by train. 
                          • Opened the new Station Platforms
                        Wednesday 29th
                        • Received Mr. Graham Sharpe and invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
                        • Meet with David Cameron, Prime Minister 
                        Thursday 30th 
                        • Attend an evening vigil at Westminster Abbey for Somme Centenary Commemorations   
                        July (34)

                        (June 30-July 6th, Missing for Court Circular on Royal.uk)
                          Saturday 2nd
                          • Address the Scottish Parliament
                            • With Philip
                          Tuesday 5th
                          Wednesday 6th 
                          • Visit the City of Dundee
                            • With Philip
                          Thursday 7th 
                          • Attended the Order of the Thistle service at St. Giles' Cathedral
                          • Gave a luncheon at at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the Knights of the Order of the Thistle
                          • Visited Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers at Archers' Hall
                          Friday 8th - Edinburgh 
                          • Visited Hamilton and Inches Limited to mark their One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary
                            • Toured the building
                            • Met craftsman
                          • Visited the Musselburgh Racecourse to mark the Two Hundredth Anniversary of racing at the course 
                          Wednesday 13th 
                          • Visited East Anglian Air Ambulance at Cambridge Airport
                            • Visited the Crew Room
                            • Met crew members, including Prince William
                            • Viewed a helicopter and kit
                            • Officially opened the Egerton-Smith Centre
                          • Received Prime Minister David Cameron, who tendered his resignation as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to accept
                            • Also received Mrs. Cameron
                          • Received Prime Minster Theresa May, & requested her to form a new Administration
                            • Theresa May accepted The Queen's offer and kissed hands upon her appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury
                            • Also received was Mr. Philip May
                          • Held an audience with Christopher Grayling
                          • Queen held council meeting
                          Thursday 14th 
                          • Received General Nicholas Houghton, who relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff
                          • Received the Bishop of Oxford (the Right Reverend Dr. Steven Croft) who did homage upon his appointment
                          • Received the Bishop of Lichfield (the Right Reverend Dr. Michael Ipgrave) who did homage upon his appointment
                          • Received Her Majesty's new Ambassadors, who kissed her hands upon their appointment
                            •  Mr. Matthew Lodge (the State of Kuwait)
                              • Also received Mrs. Lodge
                            • Mr. John Saville (the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) 
                              • Also received Ms. Fabiola Moreno de Alboran 
                            • Mr. Jonathan Wilks (the Sultanate of Oman)
                              • Also received Ms. Patricia Haslach
                          • Received Mrs. Menna Rawlings upon her appointment as British High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of Australia
                            • Mr. Mark Rawlings
                          • Received Michael Gove, who delivered up the Great Seal and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
                          • Host a Reception for winners of The Queen's Award for Enterprise
                          Friday 15th 
                          • Received Mr. Kristan Hopkins MP (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household), who presented Addresses from the House of Commons
                            • The Queen was graciously pleased to make reply
                          • Received Major General Benjamin Bathurst upon his appointment as Major General Commanding Household Division
                          • Received Sir Stuart Hampson (First Crown Estate Commissioner and Chairman, the Crown Estate)  
                          • Received Ms. Alison Nimmo (Chief Executive, the Crown Estate)
                          • Held council 
                            • Swear in new members
                          • Received Patrick McLoughlin, who was sworn Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
                            • Mcloughlin kissed Her Majesty's hands upon his appointment and received from Her Majesty the Seals of Office.
                          Tuesday 19th 
                          • Received the President of the Republic of Latvia and Mrs. Vejonis
                          • Received Lord Darzi of Denham, Professor Ann Patricia Dowling and James Dyson,  invested them with the Insignia of Members of the Order of Merit
                          • Received Patricia Reddy (Governor-General designate of New Zealand) & invested her with Insignia of a Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and with the Insignia of a Companion of The Queen's Service Order of New Zealand
                          • Held council 
                          • Held audience with David Lidington
                          Wednesday 20th 
                          • Received General David Hurley, who kissed Her Majesty's hands upon his appointment as Governor of New South Wales 
                            • Also received Mrs. Hurley
                          • Received Mr. Mark Hudson (Chairman of the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster) and Mr. Nathan Thompson (Chief Executive)
                          • Received Air Commodore Andrew Hall upon relinquishing his appointment as Commandant General and Air Commodore Francis Clifford upon assuming the appointment.
                          August (1)
                          Friday 8th
                          • Officially arrived at Balmoral Castle, inspected the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland
                          September (4)
                          Friday 16th
                          • Audience with Prime Minister Theresa May
                          Monday 19th
                          • Audience with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon
                          Sunday 25th
                          • Received  Mr. Peter Gillan and Mrs. Julie Bloor and decorated them with the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver). 
                          Tuesday 27th
                          • Visit Ballater in Scotland to meet members of the local community whose homes and livelihoods were affected by flooding in the lead up to the New Year in 2016.
                            • Attend reception
                          October (41)
                          Wednesday 5th 
                          • Held audience with PM Theresa May
                          Thursday 6th 
                          • Received Mr. Gavin Barwell, who delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Comptroller of the Household.
                          • Received Mr. Melvyn Stride upon his appointment as Comptroller of the Household. The Queen handed to him his Wand of Office.
                          • Received Mr. Kristan Hopkins, who delivered up his Wand of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. 
                          • Received Mr. Julian Smith upon his appointment as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household. The Queen handed to him his Wand of Office. 
                          • Received Baroness Goldie and Baroness Mobarik upon assuming their appointment as Baronesses in Waiting to Her Majesty. 
                          • Received Lord Young of Cookham upon assuming his appointment as a Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty.
                          • Received Mrs. Meryl Walter. The Queen invested her with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order. 
                          Wednesday 7th 
                          • Host investiture at Windsor Castle
                          • Received Mr. Peter Taylor and  invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order
                          Tuesday 11th
                          • Received President of the Republic of Croatia 
                            • Mr. Jakov Kitarovic was also received 
                          • Received Lord Dannatt upon relinquishing his appointment as Constable of Her Majesty's Tower of London.
                          • Received Lieutenant General Richard Nugee upon relinquishing his appointment as Defence Services Secretary. The Queen invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.
                          • Received Air Vice-Marshal Garry Tunnicliffe upon assuming his appointment as Defence Services Secretary.
                          • Visit the Royal Academy of Arts
                            • Presented awards
                            • With Philip
                          Wednesday 12th 
                          • Received Evan Garcia who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of the Philippines
                            • Mrs. Batoon-Garcia was also received
                          • Received Mr. Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the United Arab Emirates
                            • Mrs. Alia Bastish was also received
                          •  Received the following members of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms: 
                            • Major John Rodwell who delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Standard Bearer
                            • Lieutenant Colonel Peter Browne who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Standard Bearer of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. 
                          • Held a Council
                          • Held an audience with David Lidington
                          Thursday 13th 
                          • Visit the Corps of Royal Engineers at Brompton Barracks, in Kent, to mark their Tercentenary.
                          Saturday 16th 
                          • Received Mr. Alan Donnithorne and invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.
                          Tuesday 18th 
                          • Received His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
                          • Received Mr. Paul Arkwright upon his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Nigeria. 
                          • Received the Governor of South Australia (the Hon. Hieu Van Le)
                            • Mrs. Le was also received
                          • Host Reception at Buckingham Palace for Olympic and Paralympic medalists
                            • With Philip, William, Catherine, Harry, Andrew, Eugenie, & Anne
                          Wednesday 19th 
                          • Received Brigadier General James Selbie, Colonel Commandant of Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
                          • Received the President of the Republic of Fiji and Mrs. Konrote 
                          • Had an audience with Prime Minister Theresa May
                          Thursday 20th 
                          • Received Mr. Koji Tsuruoka, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Japan
                            • Mrs. Tsuruoka was also received 
                          • Received Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, who presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the United Republic of Tanzania
                          • Mr. Cleophas Migiro was also received
                          • Received The Lord Gardiner of Kimble upon relinquishing his appointment as Captain of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard. 
                          • Received The Earl of Courtown upon his appointment as Captain of The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard. 
                          • Received The Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth upon relinquishing his appointment as a Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty. 
                          Tuesday 25th 
                          • Held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace
                          • Received Dr. Henry Kissinger
                          Wednesday 26th 
                          • Received in audience the following Ambassadors: 
                            • Mr. Bernhard Garside (the Republic of El Salvador)
                              • Mrs. Garside was also received
                            • Dr. Peter Tibber (the Republic of Colombia)
                              • Mrs. Tibber was also received
                            • Mr. Ajay Sharma (the State of Qatar)
                              • Mrs. Sharma was also received
                            • Ms. Carolyn Davidson (the Republic of Honduras, non-resident) 
                            • Mr. Thomas Carter (the Republic of Guatemala)
                          • Held an audience with Prime Minister Theresa May 
                          Thursday 27th 
                          • Visit Queen Mother Square in Dorchester
                            • With Philip, Charles & Camilla
                          Sunday 30th 
                          • Received Mr. Nicholas Kidd and  invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. 
                          November (44)

                          Tuesday 1st 
                          • Official Welcome for President Santos and Mrs. Santos to mark start of Colombia State Visit at Horse Guards 
                            • Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace with a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry. 
                          • Lunch with President Santos and Mrs. Santos at Buckingham Palace
                            • Viewed Colombian artifacts from Royal Collection
                          • Presented President Santos with the Insignia of an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath. 
                          • Hosted a State Banquet
                          Wednesday 2nd
                          • Received Dominic Jermey upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 
                            • Ms. Clare Roberts was also received
                          • Received Major General James Cowanof Royal Regiment of Scotland, upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel of the Regiment and Major General Robert Bruce upon assuming the appointment. 
                          • Received Mrs. Janice Charette upon her appointment as High Commissioner for Canada
                            • Mr. Reginald Charette was also received by Her Majesty
                          • Attended the opening of Pitch@Palace 6.0 at St. James's Palace. 
                          • Audience with Prime Minister Theresa May
                          Thursday 3rd
                          • Visit Newmarket
                            • With Prince Philip
                          • Officially opened the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art
                          Tuesday 8th
                          • Held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace
                          • Attended a Reception for Co-operation Ireland at Crosby Hall
                            • With Philip
                          Wednesday 9th 
                          •  Open the Francis Crick Institute
                            • With Philip
                          • Held a audience with Prime Minister Theresa May 
                          Thursday 10th 
                          • Received Ms. Elisabeth Hayek-Weinmann, who presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of El Salvador
                            • Mr. Wolfgang Weinmann was also received
                          • Received Mr. Dan Mihalache, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Romania
                          • Received Mr. Paul Madden upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan. 
                            • Mrs. Madden was also received
                          Saturday 12th
                          • Festival of Remembrance 
                            • With Prince Philip and other members of the BRF
                          Sunday  13th
                          • Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
                          Tuesday 15th 
                          • Received Mr. Kristof Szalay-Bobrovniczky, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from Hungary 
                          • Received Ms. Amari Mandika Wijewardene, who presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
                          • Received Mr. Simon Collis upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 
                            • Ms. Huda Mujarkech was also received
                          • Host Reception to present The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy initiative
                            • With Philip
                          Wednesday 16th 
                          • Received the Prime Minister of Grenada
                          • Received Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach upon his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff. 
                          • Held a Council meeting 
                          • Held audience with David Lidington 
                          • Held audience with Prime Minister Theresa May
                          Thursday 17th 
                          • Received Mr. Dimitris Caramitzos-Tziras, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Hellenic Republic
                            • Mrs. Margarita Mavromichalis was also received 
                          • Received Ms. Baiba Braze, who presented the Letters of Recall of her predecessor and her own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Latvia
                            • Mr. Tjaco Theo Van der Hout was also received
                          • Meet with the President of the Portuguese Republic
                          Tuesday 22nd 
                          • Received Mr. Qirjako Qirko, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Albania
                            • Mrs. Qirko was also received
                          • Received Professor Arkady Rzegocki, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Poland
                            • Mrs. Rzegocka was also received
                          • Received Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier upon his appointment as Chief of the Air Staff. 
                          • Host reception to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Royal Life Saving Society
                            • With Philip
                          Wednesday 23rd
                          • Received in audience the following upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: 
                            • Ms. Karen Betts (the Kingdom of Morocco)
                              • Major General Christopher Hughes was also received
                            • Ms. Susanna Moorehead (the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)
                            • Mr. Hugo Shorter (the Lebanese Republic). 
                              • Mrs. Shorter were also received
                            • Received Mr. Nicolas Hailey upon his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya. 
                              • Ms. Caroline Cerruti was also received
                          • Audience with Prime Minister Theresa May 
                          Thursday 24th 
                          • Attended a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award 
                          Thursday 29th 
                          • The Queen, hosted a Reception at Buckingham Palace this evening to celebrate the Patronages and Affiliations of Princess Alexandra in honor of her 80th Birthday
                          Friday 30th 
                          • Received Mr. Torbjorn Sohlstrom, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Kingdom of Sweden
                            • Mrs. Sohlstrom was also received
                          • Received Mr. Manuel Lobo Antunes, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Portuguese Republic
                            • Mrs. Lobo Antunes was also received 
                          • Received General Sir Nicholas Carter (Chief of the General Staff) 
                          • Audience with Prime Minister Theresa May 
                          December (22)
                          Thursday 1st 
                          • Receive Mr. Hamid Baeidinejad, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Court of St. James's. 
                            • Mrs. Baeidinejad was also received
                          • Receive Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, who 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. Subedi was also received 
                          • Received The President of the Republic of Namibia and Mrs. Geingos
                          • Visit Goodenough College
                          Friday 2nd 
                          • Host an Investiture at Windsor Castle
                          Tuesday 6th 
                          • Received Sir Sebastian Wood, who kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. 
                            • Lady Wood was also received
                          Wednesday 7th 
                          • Received Mrs. Justice Cheema-Grubb, Mrs. Justice Jefford, Mrs. Justice Keegan, Mrs. Justice May, Mrs. Justice McBride and Mrs. Justice O'Farrell upon their appointment as Justices of the High Court when Her Majesty invested them with the Insignia of Dames Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. 
                          • Received Mr. Justice Baker, Mr. Justice Francis, Mr. Justice Garnham, Mr. Justice Lavender, Mr. Justice Morris and Mr. Justice Soole upon their appointment as Justices of the High Court when Her Majesty conferred upon them the honour of Knighthood and invested them with the Insignia of Knights Bachelor. 
                          Thursday 8th 
                          • Received Thomas Drew upon his appointment as British High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. 
                            • Mrs. Drew was also received
                          • Received Carwyn Jones AM (First Minister of Wales) 
                          • Host Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace
                          Friday 9th 
                          • Received Mr. Md Nazmul Quaunine, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the People's Republic of Bangladesh in London. 
                            • Mrs. Quaunine was also received by Her Majesty. 
                          • Received Dr. Mohammed Sheriff, who presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador from the Republic of Liberia to the Court of St. James's. 
                            • Mrs. Sheriff was also received

                          Monday 12th 
                          • Attend the Funeral of the Mrs. Rhodes which was held in the Royal Chapel of All Saints
                          Tuesday 13th 
                          • Received Mr. Julian Smith MP (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household) who presented an Address from the House of Commons
                          • Received the Duchess of Westminster, who delivered up the Insignia of the Order of the Garter worn by her husband, the late Duke of Westminster. 
                          • Received Mr. Nicholas Chance upon relinquishing his appointment as Private Secretary to Prince Michael of Kent. 
                          • Audience with Prime Minister Theresa May
                          Wednesday 14th 
                          • Received David Lidington MP 
                          • Held Council 
                          Thursday 15th 

                          • Received the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
                          • Received in audience and kissed hands upon their appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassadors: 
                            • Mr. George Hodgson (the Republic of Senegal)
                              • Mrs. Hodgson was also received
                            • Mr. John Marshall (the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
                            • Dr. Carole Crofts (the Republic of Azerbaijan)
                            • Mr. Mark Kent (the Argentine Republic)
                              • Ms. Martine Delogne were also received
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