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Court Circular


6 January: The Prime Minister of Canada and Mrs Chretien were invited to Luncheon with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

Today, being the Feast of Epiphany, a Sung Eucharist was held in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, when the customary offerings of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh were made on behalf of The Queen by Air Marshal Sir Roy Austen-Smith and Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Vickers (Gentlemen Ushers to Her Majesty).

The Bishop of London (Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal) was the Celebrant and presented the Offerings, assisted by the Reverend William Booth (Sub-Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal) and the Reverend Hugh Mead (Priest in Ordinary).

The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard was on duty in the Chapel.