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Court Circular


26 January: The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this morning attended a Seventy-Fifth Pre-Launch Media Event, Convocation Hall, Church House Conference Centre, Church Walk, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Butler Trust, this afternoon visited HM Prison Belmarsh, Western Way, Thamesmead, London SE28, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG).

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Association of Combined Youth Clubs, this evening attended a Glenn Miller Charity Concert and Reception at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London SE1.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.


26 January: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, The Royal Ballet, today visited the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, Richmond Park.

Mrs Jane Stevens was in attendance.

26 January: The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Silver Jubilee Walkway Trust, today attended a luncheon given by Shell International Petroleum Limited, Shell Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


The Princess Royal, Patron, HFT Development Trust, attends a Quiz Evening at the Cafe Royal, London W1. The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Council for Education in World Citizenship, attends the 'Pedal for the Planet' boat launch at St Katherine's Haven Yacht Club, London E1; and as Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Logistics Corps, attends a dinner in the Officers' Mess, Regimental Headquarters, Princess Royal Barracks, Blackdown, Surrey. The Duke of Kent, President, the Automobile Association, and Prince Michael of Kent, President, Royal Automobile Club, attend the 50th anniversary dinner of the Standing Joint Committee, at the RAC, London SW1.

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.