Court Circular

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE

4 July: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning attended a Service in St Giles' Cathedral for the Installation of Sir Fitzroy Maclean of Dunconnel Bt as a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness travelled in a Carriage Procession, escorted by a Captain's Escort of the Household Cavalry with Standard, under the command of Major Nicholas Lane Fox, The Blues and Royals.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were received at St Giles' Cathedral by the Chancellor of the Thistle (the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry) and the Minister of St Giles and Dean of the Thistle (the Very Reverend Gilleasbuig Macmillan).

The Hon Simon Ramsay (Page of Honour to The Queen) was in attendance.

A Guard of Honour found by The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (The Royal Company of Archers), with the Colours of The Company under the command of Lieutenant Captain North Dalrymple-Hamilton, and accompanied by the Lowland Band of the Scottish Division was mounted in Parliament Square West.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a Luncheon Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the Knights of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.

The following were invited:

The Earl of Wemyss and March, Colonel Sir Donald and Lady Cameron of Lochiel, the Earl and Countess of Selkirk, the Hon Lord and Lady Cameron, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the Earl and Countess of Elgin and Kincardine, the Lord and Lady Thomson of Monifieth, the Lord and Lady MacLehose of Beoch, the Earl and Countess of Airlie, Captain Sir Iain and the Lady Margaret Tennant, the Viscount and Viscountess Whitelaw, Sir Fitzroy and Lady Maclean of Dunconnel, the Very Reverend Gilleasbuig Macmillan (Dean of the Thistle), Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight (Lord Lyon King of Arms), Rear-Admiral David Dunbar-Nasmith (Gentleman Usher of the Green Rod) and the Hon Simon Ramsay (Page of Honour to The Queen).

The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household in Waiting were in attendance.

The Viscount Ridley KG was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member, this evening attended the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures Dinner at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Major Charles Richards was in attendance.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

4 July: The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this afternoon attended the Industry and Commerce Group Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the British Nutrition Foundation, this evening attended a Reception for Winners and Judges of the Foundation's Young Research Scientists Competition at the Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew's Place, Regent's Park, London NW1.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

4 July: The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall received the Secretary of the Duchy of Cornwall (Mr John James).

The President of the Republic of Paraguay visited His Royal Highness.

The Prince of Wales, Patron, the Museum of Garden History: the Tradescant Trust, this evening attended an Evening Rout at Hatfield House, Hatfield.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

4 July: The Princess of Wales this morning left Heathrow Airport, London, for Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

4 July: The Duke of Gloucester, Vice- President, Lepra, this afternoon was present at the 70th Annual General Meeting at the Wellcome Foundation Building, 183 Euston Road, London NW1.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

4 July: Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, this afternoon presided at congregations for the conferment of Degrees and Honorary Degrees at Lancaster University.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

State Visit of the King

and Queen of Norway

TUESDAY 5 July: 12pm: The Duke of York boards the Royal Yacht Norge in the Port of Leith and welcomes the King and Queen of Norway; fly- past by Tornado aircraft of the RAF and inspection of Royal Navy Guard of Honour. 12.40pm: The King and Queen of Norway are met in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by the Prince of Wales; inspection of Guard of Honour found by 1st Battalion the Green Howards. 12.50pm: Carriage Procession to the Palace of Holyroodhouse with a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry. 1.30pm: Private Luncheon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. 4pm: The King and Queen of Norway receive an Address of Welcome from the Lord Provost and Councillors of the City of Edinburgh. 4.15pm: Call by Field Marshal Sir Peter Inge, Chief of the Defence Staff. 4.40pm: The King and Queen of Norway visit the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle and lay a wreath, followed by a visit to St Margaret's Chapel. 5.45pm: Call by the Prime Minister. 8.30pm: State Banquet and Reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

WEDNESDAY 6 July: 9.45am: The King and Queen of Norway arrive at Heriot-Watt University and view an exhibition in the Library. 10.20am: Degrees of Doctor of the University are conferred on the King and Queen of Norway by Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Chancellor of the University. 12.15pm: The King and Queen of Norway, accompanied by the Duke of York, leave the Palace of Holyroodhouse in a carriage procession with a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry for the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. 12.45pm: The King and Queen of Norway, with the Duke of York, are entertained to Luncheon by the Lord Provost and Members of the City of Edinburgh District Council. 2.50pm: The Queen of Norway arrives at Dawson International plc, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, and views an exhibition mounted by the Scottish Textile Association. 3.20pm: The King of Norway tours Kvaerner Govan Shipyard, Glasgow. 3.53pm: The Queen of Norway walks through West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, meeting the Norwegian community and viewing the Norwegian Stone. She plants a tree. 7.30pm: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with the King and Queen of Norway, accompanied by the Duke of York, attend a performance of Sleeping Beauty by the English National Ballet at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

THURSDAY 7 July: 9.15am: leave RAF Turnhouse in an aircraft of the Queen's Flight. 10.30am: The King and Queen of Norway attend a service in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, and tour the cathedral. 11.20am: The King of Norway tours Quanterness Farm. 11.30am: The Queen of Norway views an exhibition of paintings by local artists and attends a reception at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness. 12.15pm: The King of Norway visits Stromness and Longhope Lifeboats at Stromness Pier. 1pm: The King and Queen of Norway attend Luncheon given by the Convener of Orkney Islands Council at the Standing Stones Hotel. 1.55pm: The King and Queen of Norway visit the Stenness Community School and attend a reception in the Community Hall. 3pm: The King and Queen of Norway visit St Olaf's Cemetery, Kirkwall, and the King lays a Wreath on the Norwegian War Graves. 3.30pm: The King and Queen of Norway leave Kirkwall Airport. 6.50pm: The King and Queen of Norway attend a Reception and Cultural event at Parliament Hall, Edinburgh. 9pm: The King and Queen of Norway give a Banquet in honour of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the Royal Yacht Norge at the Port of Leith.

FRIDAY 8 July: 10am: The King and Queen of Norway leave the Palace of Holyroodhouse. 10.35am: The King and Queen of Norway depart from RAF Turnhouse.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen receives the King and Queen of Norway on a state visit. The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member, opens the new Consultation Centre of the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh. The Prince of Wales, President, Scottish Business in the Community, visits Edinburgh Old Town Renewal Trust at the Tron Kirk, Edinburgh. The Princess Royal attends the Tynwald Open Air Ceremony at Tynwald Hill, followed by the Tynwald Day Luncheon at Government House, St John's, Isle of Man; and attends a Tynwald Day Banquet at the Castletown Gold Links Hotel, Derbyhaven, Isle of Man. The Duke of Gloucester visits the Royal Agricultural Society of England Royal Show at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (Cot Death Research and Support), attends an evening of opera at the Royal Geographical Society, London SW7. The Duke of Kent, Chairman of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference (United Kingdom Fund), attends a reception at St James's Palace, London SW1. Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, presides at ceremonies for the conferment of degrees at Lancaster University, Lancaster; and visits Forbo-Lancaster Limited, Lune Mills, Lancaster. Prince Michael of Kent, President, SSAFA, attends the Annual General Meeting at the Glaziers' Hall, London SE1; and as President, Institute of the Motor Industry, visits the British Standards Institution's Testing Laboratories, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Buckingham Palace

The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace opens between 10am and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm. The Royal Mews opens between 12pm and 4pm, and last admission is at 3.30pm.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.

Windsor Castle

The Precincts and State Apartments at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 6pm. Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Royal Engineers' Corps, 12.30pm- 2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Kensington Gardens, Mardi- Brass, 5.30pm-7pm.

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