The Daily Telegraph

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE September 17th

The Chief of the Defence Staff (Admiral Sir Antony Radakin), the Chief of the General Staff (General Sir Patrick Sanders), First Sea Lord (Admiral Sir Benjamin Key), Chief of the Air Staff (Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Wigston), Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (Major General Gwyn Jenkins) and Commander UK Strategic Command (General Sir James Hockenhull) were received by The King this morning.

The King, subsequent­ly joined by The Prince of Wales, later visited the Metropolit­an Police Service Special Operations Room, 109 Lambeth Road, London SE1, in order to thank Emergency Service workers for their work and support in advance of the State Funeral of The late Queen Elizabeth II and were received by His Majesty’s Lord-lieutenant of Greater London (Sir Kenneth Olisa), the Commission­er of Police of the Metropolis (Sir Mark Rowley) and the Rt Hon Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London). His Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards met members of the public queuing to pay their respects to Her late Majesty. The King and The Queen Consort gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace this afternoon for Governors-general at which The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy were present. Afterwards the Rt Hon Justin Trudeau, MP (Prime Minister of Canada), was received in audience by His Majesty. The Hon Anthony Albanese, MP (Prime Minister of the Commonweal­th of Australia), and Mrs Jodie Haydon were received by The King. The Rt Hon Philip Davis, MP (Prime Minister of the Commonweal­th of the Bahamas), was received in audience by His Majesty. The Prime Minister of Jamaica and Mrs Holness were received by The King. The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, MP (Prime Minister of New Zealand), and Mr Clark Gayford were received by His Majesty. Later The President of the United Arab Emirates spoke to The King via telephone. The King of the Ashanti spoke to His Majesty via telephone. The President of the Republic of Ghana spoke to The King via telephone. The Hon Sheikh Hasina, MP (Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh), spoke to His Majesty via telephone. The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt spoke to The King via telephone. The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank, Mr Peter Phillips, Mrs Michael Tindall, the Lady Louise Mountbatte­nwindsor and Viscount Severn Mounted Vigil at the Coffin of Her late Majesty this evening as it Lay in State in Westminste­r Hall, Palace of Westminste­r. The Earl and Countess of Wessex were present.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE September 18th

The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss, MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury), had an audience of The King this afternoon. The Prime Minister of Tuvalu and Madame Natano were received by His Majesty. The Rt Hon Gaston Browne, MP (Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda), was received by The King. The Prime Minister of the Independen­t State of Papua New Guinea and Mrs Marape were received by His Majesty. The Reverend Tofiga Falani (Governor-general of Tuvalu) and Mrs Falani were received by The King when His Majesty invested His Excellency with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguis­hed Order of St Michael and St George. The King and The Queen Consort gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace this evening for Heads of State and Official Overseas Guests at which The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present. Members of Foreign Royal Families, Heads of State, their Representa­tives, and Representa­tives from the Commonweal­th were received and welcomed to the United Kingdom on the following days: 16th, 17th and 18th September, 2022.

KENSINGTON PALACE September 18th

The Princess of Wales this afternoon received Mrs Olena Zelenska (wife of The President of Ukraine).

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