Court Circular


3 February: The Queen this afternoon visited the Phobbies Club at Dersingham Church Hall, Norfolk, where Her Majesty viewed an exhibition of Phobbies work, and was received by the Chairman (Mrs Ann Butler).

Lady Dugdale and Mr Robin Janvrin were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor, this evening attended a performance of Patience given by the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Cambridge University at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge.


3 February: The Princess Royal, President of the Patrons, Crime Concern, this morning attended a One Day Conference 'Families and Crime Prevention' at the Royal College of Physicians, London NW1.

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, this afternoon attended a Luncheon for National Journalists at the Regus Conference Centre, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2.

Lady Carew-Pole was in attendance.

The Princess Royal later gave the Shaftesbury Lecture at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex.

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


3 February: The Duke of Kent, Vice- Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, this morning visited Thrislington Sales Limited, North Wales Trade Centre, Sandycroft, Deeside, Clwyd, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Clwyd (Sir William Gladstone Bt).

His Royal Highness later visited Nu- Kote International, Deeside Industrial Park, Deeside.

The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited Warwick International Limited, Mostyn, Holywell, and Quest Refrigeration Manufacturing Limited, Aber Park, Flint, Clwyd, Wales.

Mr Nicolas Adamson was in attendance.


3 February: Princess Alexandra, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, today visited The Queen's Royal Lancers at Osnabruck, Germany.

Mrs Peter Afia and Rear-Admiral Sir John Garnier were in attendance.


Lt-Col Sir Guy Acland, to be Deputy Master of the Household and Equerry to the Queen, in succession to Lt-Col Blair Stewart-Wilson, who retires in August.


The Princess Royal opens the Gyle Shopping Centre, South Gyle, Edinburgh; as President, Riding for the Disabled Association, opens the new Outdoor Arena at the Drum Riding Centre, Edinburgh; as President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Save the Children Fund shop, Dalry Road, Edinburgh; as President, Princess Royal Trust for Carers, attends a dinner at the National Gallery for Scotland, Edinburgh; and, as President, Save the Children Fund, attends a 75th Birthday Appeal Reception, Royal Terrace Hotel, Edinburgh. The Duchess of Kent attends a Metropolitan Police Passing Out Parade, Peel Centre, London NW9.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Windsor Castle

The Precincts at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 4pm, and the State Apartments between 10.30am and 3pm.