Over the next few days (November 5th to November 7th) the Royal Family will host an incoming state visit by the President of the Republic of Korea at Buckingham Palace.
The president will be received by His Royal Highness the Duke of York on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and will take part in a number of engagements during the short visit.
The official public schedule was posted on the Official Website for the British Monarchy and can be seen below and also on our blog.
—-Tuesday, 5 November, 2013
- The President of the Republic of Korea is met privately by The Duke of York on behalf of The Queen. The Duke accompanies Her Excellency to Horse Guards Parade.
- Ceremonial Welcome on Horse Guards Parade and Inspection of the Guard of Honour, followed by State Drive to Buckingham Palace
- Arrival at Buckingham Palace
- Exchange of Gifts and Royal Collection display of items relating to the Republic of Korea
- Korean War Memorial Ground-Breaking Ceremony
- Visit to Westminster Abbey
- Visit to the Palace of Westminster
- Call at Buckingham Palace by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats
- Call at Buckingham Palace by the Leader of the Opposition
- State Banquet at Buckingham Palace
—-Wednesday, 6 November 2013
- Joint Economic and Trade Committee and CEO Forum at Lancaster House
- Visit to No. 10 Downing Street
- Visit to Imperial College London
- Private Korean Diaspora Event at Royal Garden Hotel
- Visit to the 2013 London Korean Film Festival at Cineworld Cinema, Haymarket
- Reception and Banquet at Guildhall
—-Thursday, 7 November 2013
- Formal Farewells at Buckingham Palace