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Court Circular


17 April: The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this morning reviewed a Parade of the Yeomanry in Windsor Great Park to mark the Year of the Yeomanry.

Her Majesty, with His Royal Highness, drove to Poets' Lawn, was received by the Colonel Commandant (Colonel Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison) and was received with a Royal Salute.

The Queen was graciously pleased to address the Parade and the Colonel Commandant replied.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards met the Honorary Colonels of the Yeomanry Regiments and members and former members of the Regiments and their families.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was also present.

The Hon Mary Morrison, The Hon Mrs Rhodes, Major-General Sir Simon Cooper, Sir Kenneth Scott, Captain Sir Alastair Aird and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon attended the Derbyshire Lieutenancy Service in St Mary's Church, Ilkeston, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Derbyshire (Colonel Sir Peter Hilton).

Captain Edward Bearcroft was in attendance.

By command of The Queen, Colonel John Timmins (Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Greater Manchester) was present at Manchester Airport this morning upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Ireland and Mr Robinson and welcomed Her Excellency and Mr Robinson on behalf of Her Majesty.


16 April: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was present this evening at a Dinner in aid of the Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society, held at Haddo House, Aberdeen.

Her Royal Highness was received by her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire (Captain Colin Farquharson of Whitehouse).

Mrs Charles Vyvyan was in attendance.


16 April: The Duchess of Kent, President, the Women's Royal Army Corps Association, this morning attended a Service of Thanksgiving, Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.


The Princess Royal, Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, opens the 11th World Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London SW7. Princess Margaret, President, attends the Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Children's League and Council Meeting of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Haddo House, Aberdeen.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 7 Company Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.