Court Circular


12 January: The Duke of York this morning visited the Barrowmore Village Nursing Home, Great Barrow, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Cheshire (Mr William Bromley-Davenport).

His Royal Highness this afternoon opened the Fire Station at Tarporley, Cheshire.

Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton was in attendance.

12 January: The Princess Royal, President, Royal Yachting Assocation, today attended the London International Boat Show and Annual Luncheon, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5.

Her Royal Highness, Upper Warden, the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, this evening attended the Alms Court Meeting and Livery Dinner, Painters' Hall, Little Trinity Lane, London EC4.

Mrs William Nunneley was in attendance.


12 January: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, The Royal Ballet, was present this evening at a performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as part of the Hamlyn Westminster Week.

Lady Aird was in attendance.


12 January: Princess Alexandra, Patron and Air Chief Commandant of Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service, this afternoon received Group Captain EM Hancock upon retiring as Matron-in-Chief and Group Captain VM Hand on assuming this appointment.

Her Royal Highness, Patron of People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, later received Mr Francis Butters upon retiring as Chairman of the Council of Management and General Sir Roland Guy on assuming this appointment.


Prince Edward, Patron, Ocean Youth Club, visits the 1994 London International Boat Show, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5. The Princess Royal opens the new police station at Belgravia, London SW1; and as Chancellor, London University, visits Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London SW10. The Duke of Kent, Liveryman, Mercers' Company, attends a Special Livery Dinner at Mercers' Hall, London EC2.

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.