Court Circular


27 January: The Princess Royal, President, Federation Equestre Internationale, this morning attended an Executive Board Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Association of Victim Support Schemes, this evening attended the launch of Victim Support Crown Court Witness Service at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London EC4, and was received by the Right Hon the Lord Mayor (Alderman Paul Newall).

The Princess Royal, Patron, HFT Development Trust, afterwards attended a Quiz Evening at the Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London W1.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.


27 January: The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Council for Education in World Citizenship, this morning attended the 'Pedal for the Planet', boat launch at St Katharine's Haven Yacht Club, London E1.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duke of Gloucester, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Logistic Corps, attended a dinner in the Officer's Mess, Regimental Headquarters, the Princess Royal Barracks, Blackdown, Surrey.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


27 January: The Duke of Kent, President, the Engineering Council, this afternoon received Sir John Fairclough, Chairman, and Mr Denis Filer, director-general.

His Royal Highness, President, the Automobile Association, this evening attended a 50th anniversary dinner of the Standing Joint Committee at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London SW1.

Mr Nicolas Adamson was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, this morning visited Helen House, Leopold Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.


Prince Edward opens the Surrey Care Trust's building, Woking, Surrey; and as President, attends the inaugural lunch of the Lord's Taverners' Surrey Region at the Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Irish Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.

Windsor Castle

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