Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

27 July: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning attended a Thanksgiving Service in St Paul's Cathedral to mark the Tercentenary of The Bank of England and were received at the steps to the West Door by the Right Hon the Lord Mayor (Sir Paul Newall) and at the West Door by the Dean of St Paul's (the Very Reverend Eric Evans).

Her Majesty, with His Royal Highness, afterwards drove to the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, and honoured the Governor (Mr Edward George) with her presence at Luncheon in the Court Room.

The Lady Farnham, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Queen held a Council at 3pm.

There were present:

The Lord Mackay of Clashfern (Lord Chancellor), the Right Hon Antony Newton MP (Lord President), the Baroness Trumpington (Baroness-in-Waiting) and the Right Hon William Waldegrave MP.

Mr Anthony Blair MP was sworn in as a Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

Mr John Prescott MP made affirmation as a Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Right Hon William Waldegrave took the Oath of Office as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and kissed hands upon his appointment.

Mr Nigel Nicholls was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

The Right Hon Antony Newton MP had an audience of Her Majesty before the Council.

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, took the Salute this evening at a performance of the Royal Tournament at Earls Court.

Air Vice-Marshal Peter Harding and Major Charles Richards were in attendance.

The Queen was represented by Colonel Malcolm Havergal at the afternoon party held by the 'Not Forgotten' Association in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

27 July: The Princess Royal this evening attended the Gala performance of Sweet Lorraine at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Mrs Mary Fagan).

Mrs Timothy Holderness-Roddam was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

27 July: The Duke of Kent, President, the Imperial War Museum, this afternoon received Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG, a Trustee.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

27 July: Princess Alexandra, Patron, accompanied by the Honourable Sir Angus Ogilvy, this afternoon visited the offices of the Drug and Alcohol Foundation at 15 Allington Street, London SW1.

Her Royal Highness, President, later received Mr David Thompson, Chairman of Sight Savers (Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind), and subsequently attended a Reception given by Sight Savers at the Carlton Club, St James's Street, London SW1.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
PROMOTED VIDEO
ebooks
ebooksA year of political gossip, levity and intrigue from the sharpest pen in Westminster
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: HR Manager

£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are in need of a HR Manage...

h2 Recruit Ltd: Business Development Manager - HR Consultancy - £65,000 OTE

£35000 - £40000 per annum + £65,000 OTE: h2 Recruit Ltd: London, Birmingham, M...

Day In a Page

Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas