Here is the Court Circular of royal activities for December 16, 2011.
Queen Elizabeth II received newly appointed lieutenant governors: General Sir John McColl (Jersey), Air Marshal Peter Walker (Guernsey) and Mr. Adam Wood (Isle of Man).
The Queen also received Lady McColl, Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Wood, as well as Mr. David Dawson during the Insignia of the Order of Merit worn by the late Mr. Lucien Freud. Present was Lord Fellowes (Secretary and Registrar of the Order of Merit).
The Duke of York toured SAIC Motor UK, Technical Centre Limited, Lowhill Lane, Birmingham. He was received by Colonel Anthony Griffiths (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands). He later paid a visit to Manufacturing Technology Centre, Pilot Way, Ansty Business Park, Coventry. He received by Mr. Hamish Gray-Cheape (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire).
In the afternoon, he went to the Penso Consulting Limited, Woodhams Road, Coventry.
The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, held a Start Partners Meeting at Clarence House in the morning.
The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Anglian Regiment, welcomed General Sir John McColl (Colonel).