Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

17 February: Mr Roger Gleed was received by The Queen when Her Majesty decorated him with the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver).

18 February: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh left Heathrow Airport, London, this morning to visit Anguilla, the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Bermuda.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were received at the airport by the Earl of Airlie KT (Lord Chamberlain), Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG), Mrs Jacqueline Too-Kong Fletcher (Acting High Commissioner for the Co-operative Republic of Guyana), Her Excellency Dr Ursula Barrow (High Commissioner for Belize), Mrs Marcia Roberts (Acting High Commissioner for Jamaica), His Excellency Mr Arthur Foulkes (High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas), Dr Brian Smith (Chairman, British Airports Authority) and Mr Michael Roberts (Managing Director, Heathrow Airport).

The following are in attendance:

The Baroness Chalker of Wallasey (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office), the Countess of Airlie, the Hon Mary Morrison, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes, Mr Robin Janvrin, Mr Charles Anson, Surgeon Captain David Swain RN, Air Commodore the Hon Timothy Elworthy, Major James Patrick, Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis and Mrs Helen Noble.

The Hon Mary Morrison has succeeded the Lady Elton as Lady-in- Waiting to The Queen.

18 February: The Duke of York this morning opened the Probation Centre, Haywra Crescent, Harrogate, and was received by Sir Joseph Barnard (Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire).

His Royal Highness, Patron, this afternoon unveiled a stained glass window at the Northern Police Convalescent Home, Harrogate.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

Prince Edward today attends the rugby match between England and Ireland and the lunch beforehand at Twickenham.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: 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. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am.

Windsor Castle

TODAY and TOMORROW: The Precincts and State Apartments at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 4pm.

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