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Royal Visits

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which places the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit during the year of their diamond wedding anniversary in 2007. (113683)

As announced in Her Majesty the Queen’s Speech on 15 November 2006, Official Report, column 4, Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness (HRH) the Duke of Edinburgh will pay a state visit to the United States of America in May 2007, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. Her Majesty and HRH will also visit Uganda in November 2007 where the Queen will open the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Kampala. Buckingham Palace announced on 19 December 2006 that Her Majesty would visit the Netherlands in February 2007 to mark the 400th anniversary of the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam.