Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Court Circular 5 April 2011

WINDSOR CASTLE: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a Dinner Party at Windsor Castle this evening.

The following were invited: the Bishop of Liverpool and Mrs. Jones, Rabbi Dr. Tony Bayfield, His Excellency the Ambassador from the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs. Boomgaarden, His Excellency the Ambassador from the United States of America and Mrs. Susman, the Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury, Sir Alan and Lady Rudge, Sir Roy Anderson and Ms. Janet Meyrick, Professor and Mrs. Mark Clarke, Mr. Neil MacGregor, the Right Reverend and Mrs. David Connor, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Everett, Major General Sir Michael Hobbs and Lieutenant James Stafford-Allen.

CLARENCE HOUSE: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this morning visited the Kasbah des Oudayas in Rabat, Morocco.

His Royal Highness afterwards received Mrs. Amina Benkhadra (Minister of the Environment, Energy and Mines) at the Villa des Hotes, Rabat. The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited the Chellah, Rabat. His Royal Highness, Vice Patron, later visited the British Council offices in Rabat.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall this evening attended a Reception for the British community given by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco (His Excellency Mr. Timothy Morris) at the Residence in Rabat.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Duke of York, Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, this morning arrived at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, and was received by Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (His Excellency Mr. Martin Hatfull).

His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Luncheon for the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry given by Her Majesty's Ambassador at the Residence in Jakarta. The Duke of York afterwards attended a briefing on the Alliance of Low Carbon Business in Indonesia at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. His Royal Highness this evening attended a Reception given by Her Majesty's Ambassador to mark the launch of PT BSI Group Indonesia at the Residence. The Duke of York subsequently attended a Dinner for representatives of British Oil and Gas Companies in Indonesia, at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Princess Royal, Patron, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, this morning attended a Conference at Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Luncheon given by the Sheriffs of the City of London at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London EC4.

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), later attended a Conference at Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, this evening attended the Vice-President's Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

KENSINGTON PALACE: The Duke of Gloucester this morning opened the new Building Crafts Gallery and the restored South Wonston Mission Church at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex (Mrs Susan Pyper).

The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Asthma UK, this morning visited the Medical Research Council and Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma Research Stations, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

HRH Prince William of Wales - What a Week!

What a week it was for HRH Prince William.

Two days after announcing his engagement to long time girlfriend Miss Kate Middleton, the prince was involved in a military helicopter rescue that saved the life of a man stuck in the mountains, British defense officials confirmed Sunday. The Prince, who graduated from Sandhurst military academy in 2007, is currently a search and rescue helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley in North Wales.

"First Lieutenant Wales was called out, as part of a four-man RAF search and rescue crew, to assist a man suffering from chest pains on [Mount] Snowdon," a Ministry of Defense spokesman said, according to the AFP.

Greg Watkins, a father of two who was stuck on one of the tallest mountains in the U.K. after he had a heart attack, was just grateful to be rescued on Thursday. When he heard it was the heir to the throne that had bravely flew in the helicopter to his rescue, it took a little while to sink in.

Rescuers had tried to save Watkins on foot, but were unable to move him to safety. The helicopter first landed 700 feet below the sick man, and was told to hold because of the weather. After a few minutes of waiting, with only seconds to get the job done, Prince William safely guided the copter to the Watkins, and once he was on board, flew him safely to a local hospital according to the report.

"I didn't know Prince William was flying the helicopter until we landed at the hospital," he told the British newspaper the Mirror. "Even then, I felt too unwell for it to register much."
"He'd probably say he was just doing his job, but to me he and his crew are heroes. The weather was appalling up on that mountain. How he managed to get the helicopter so close defies belief," the grateful Watkins told the Mirror.

-- Thanks to the New York Daily News.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Court Circular 7 November 2010

-- The British Monarchy on Monday,
08 November 2010 at 06:10

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd and 87th and The Ulster Defence Regiment), today attended a Lunch and Families Day at Hillsborough Castle for the families of 1st and 2nd Battalions The Royal Irish Regiment currently deployed on operations, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of County Down (Mr. David Lindsay).

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd and 87th and The Ulster Defence Regiment), afterwards attended the Service of Remembrance in St. Anne's Cathedral and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Belfast (Dame Mary Peters).

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Impeium Freezes Kiva Foreign Aid Account

-- Imperial News Service

In reaction to concerns raised by the Imperium's MOLA and MOFA, the Imperium of DeWaCo Estates has frozen all foreign aid founds connected to the Kiva Lending Organization.

At the present time, the Imperial Government's Kiva Lending Organization account has been frozen. The Imperial Commonwealth's Kiva Lending Account (Imperium "foreign" aid) has not been cancelled; however, all of the future micro-to-macro "foreign" aid have been suspended until such time that all of the final additional investigation reports, which have already been requested, are received and verified for accuracy, and then discussed in a closed meeting between the CommiCzar and other Officers and Officials of the Imperial Government.