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Court Circular January 6-10 2013

January 6 - Sandringham, Norfolk

A Divine Service was held in Sandringham Parish Church this morning officiated by the Bishop of Peterborough.

The Queen presented The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Academic Excellence at Springwood High School, King's Lynn, to Hannah Crosby.

A Sung Eucharist was held in the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. It was presided by the Bishop of London.
January 8 - Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester attended the Worshipful Company of Poulters' Christmas Court Luncheon and Poulters' Prize Presentation at Armourers' Hall in London.  

The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, received Mr. Peter Bretherton, President, and Mr. Roger Draper, Chief Executive Officer.
January 9

Sandringham, Norfolk

The Queen held a Council at 11.15 a.m. The Rt. Hon. Andrew Lansley MP (acting for the President), the Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker MP (Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change), the Rt. Hon. Mark Francois MP (Minister of State, Ministry of Defence) and the Rt. Hon. Damian Green MP (Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, jointly with the Home Office) were present. The Lord Hill of Oareford was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council after being appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

The Lord Hill of Oareford had an audience of The Queen. He kissed Her Majesty’s hands upon appointment and received from the Seals of Office.

Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal paid a visit to Pextenement Cheese Company in Todmorden. She then proceeded to Leeds Area Group at Gaetton Hill Farm in Leeds.

Kensington Palace

The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief of Royal Army Medical Corps, received Colonel Simon Mellor after he relinquished his appointment as Colonel Commandant. Brigadier Alistair Macmillan assumed his post.

St. James's palace

The Duke of Kent, President of the Council, King Edward VII's Hospital (Sister Agnes), received the Lord Glenarthur (Chairman), Mr. Alan Pateman-Jones (Director General) and Mrs. Claire Samber (Secretariat Manager).

January 10

Sandringham, Norfolk

By command of The Queen, Mr. Charles Gray (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon Her Excellency Mrs. Joan Rwabyomere at 58-59 Trafalgar Square in to bid farewell to Her Excellency upon relinquishing her appointment as High Commissioner for Uganda in London. The Marshal then called upon His Excellency Lieutenant Colonel Bizwayo Newton Nkunika at 2 Palace Gate in London to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for Zambia in London.
Buckingham Palace

The Countess of Wessex, President of Breast Cancer Haven Guardians received Mr. Nicholas Beazley after his appointment as Chairman of the Trustees. The Countess, Patron, Disability Initiative, also received Mr. Anthony Mallard who vacated his position as Chairman.

The Princess Royal visited Adwick Social Education Centre Horticultural Unit in Adwick Le Street. The Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire welcomed her. She also visited Chimo Holdings Cutlery Factory in Sheffield and opened the Exchange Brewery Adsetts Partnership Building.


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