Court Circular

WINDSOR CASTLE

21 April: Today is the Sixty-Eighth Anniversary of the Birthday of The Queen.

Her Majesty as represented by Major-General Robert Corbett (General Officer Commanding London District and Major-General Commanding the Household Division) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Major- General Sir John Nelson (formerly General Officer Commanding London District and Major-General Commanding the Household Brigade) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Mr Christopher Laing.

The Prince of Wales was represented by Major-General Sir Simon Cooper.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

21 April: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today gave a luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

21 April: The Princess Royal, Colonel- in-Chief, The King's Royal Hussars, today visited the Regiment at York Barracks, Munster, the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

21 April: The Prince of Wales today opened the Udny Memorial Garden in the Parish of Udny and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire (Captain Colin Farquharson of Whitehouse).

His Royal Highness, President, the Salmon and Trout Association, and Patron, Atlantic Salmon Trust, this evening attended a Presentation at St James's Palace.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

21 April: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Patron, the Mary Hare Grammar School, was present this evening at a Gala Gardening Evening held at the Savoy Hotel, in aid of the Mary Hare Foundation.

Mrs Jane Stevens was in attendance.

21 April: The Duke of Gloucester today visited Hampshire and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Mrs Mary Fagan).

In the morning His Royal Highness opened the new Liss County Junior School, Rake Road, Liss.

In the afternoon The Duke of Gloucester visited Sir George Staunton Country Park, Havant.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

21 April: The Duchess of Kent, Sponsor, this morning visited HMS UPHOLDER, Thames Quay, West India Dock, London E14.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Shakespeare Globe Trust, visits Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1, and visits the exhibition 'Shakespeare and his Globe (or What You Will)', Bankside Gallery, London SE1; and attends the Honourable Artillery Company St George's Day Dinner at Armoury House, London EC1. The Prince of Wales, President, King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, chairs a meeting of the fund's General Council and presents the King's Fund Hospital Design Awards at Albert Street, London NW1. Prince Edward, President of the National Youth Music Theatre, attends the Hagley Appeal Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, attends a Gala Concert / Dinner at the Barbican, London EC2. The Duke of Gloucester opens the new building at Moulton Primary School, Moulton, Northampton; and opens new buildings at Nene College, Park Campus, Northampton. The Duchess of Gloucester, President, Civil Service Sports Council, opens the new club house, Nottingham; opens Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind's Happy Start Unit; opens the new extension at Katherine House, Nottingham Old People's Welfare Housing Society's Rest Home; and opens Rowan Place, housing for young disabled people, Portland College, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The Duchess of Kent opens the new extension to the Royal Free Hospital's Haemophilia Centre and Haemostasis Unit, the Royal Free Hospital, London NW3; and as Patron, the Kathleen Memorial Scholarship Fund, attends the final of the Kathleen Ferrier Awards for 1994, Wigmore Hall, London W1. Princess Alexandra names the new lifeboat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at Arbroath, Angus.

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