Court Circular

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE

6 July: The King and Queen of Norway this morning visited Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost), the Chancellor (the Lord Mackay of Clashfern) and Professor Alistair MacFarlane (Principal).

The Chancellor conferred Degrees of Doctor of the University upon Their

Majesties.

The King and Queen of Norway later drove in a Carriage Procession to the Assembly Rooms, George Street, accompanied by the Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, and were entertained to Luncheon by the Right Hon the Lord Provost and Members of the City of Edinburgh District Council.

The Duke of York was present.

Guards of Honour were provided at the Palace of Holyroodhouse by The Queen's Guard (1st Battalion Queen's Own Highlanders, Seaforth and Camerons) and at the Assembly Rooms by the 1st Battalion The Gordon Highlanders.

The King of Norway this afternoon departed Royal Air Force Turnhouse for Glasgow and was received on arrival by Councillor Jean McFadden (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow).

His Majesty drove to Kvaerner Govan Shipyard and was received by the Managing Director (Mr Kjell Mikalsen).

The King of Norway toured the Shipyard and opened the new Assembly Hall.

The Queen of Norway this afternoon visited the Scottish Textile Association Exhibition at Dawson International, Charlotte Square, and was received by Mrs Norman Irons (Lady Provost of the City of Edinburgh) and the Chairman (Sir Ronald Miller).

Her Majesty afterwards met members of the Norwegian community in West Princes Street Gardens and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost) and the Norwegian Consul General (Mr Nikolai Skeie).

This evening The King and Queen of Norway with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Duke of York, were entertained by Her Majesty's Government at a Performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost), the Secretary of State for Scotland (the Right Hon Ian Lang MP) and the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Edinburgh Festival Theatre (the Lord Younger of Prestwick).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today visited Berwickshire and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Major-General Sir John Swinton).

Her Majesty, with His Royal Highness, first opened the refurbished Coldstream Museum, Market Square, Coldstream, and were received by Captain James Evans (Chairman, Berwickshire District Council).

The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque and subsequently, with The Duke of Edinburgh, toured the museum, escorted by Mr Jeffrey Taylor (Museum Services Officer, Berwickshire District Council).

Her Majesty, with His Royal Highness, afterwards opened Coldstream Gateway Centre and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later drove to Duns and were received in the Market Square by the Chairman, Duns Community Council (Mr Douglas Redpath), and the President, Duns Summer Festival (the Reverend Hugh Mackay).

After viewing a Pageant of Youth, The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque and, with The Duke of Edinburgh, met members of the Royal British Legion Scotland and the First Polish Armoured Division Association.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Dexter Nonwovens, Chirnside Mill, and were received by the Chairman, Dexter Corporation (Mr Grahame Walker).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh toured the mill, escorted by the Chairman, whom Her Majesty subsequently honoured with her presence at Luncheon.

Afterwards The Queen planted a tree and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later visited Eyemouth Museum, Auld Kirk Square, Eyemouth, and were received by the Chairman, Eyemouth Museum Trust (Colonel Simon Furness).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh finally visited Eyemouth Harbour and, having been received by the Chairman, Eyemouth Harbour Trust (Mr Peter Fishbourne), viewed a fish auction and met members of the Eyemouth Lifeboat crew.

The Countess of Airlie, the Right Hon Ian Lang MP (Secretary of State for Scotland), Sir Kenneth Scott, Mr Charles Anson and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

6 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Colonel-in-Chief, The King's Regiment, was today entertained by the Colonel (Brigadier Jeremy Gaskell) and the Past and Present Commanding Officers of the Regiment at luncheon in St James's Palace.

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

6 July: The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, this morning visited Abbeylands Equestrian Centre, Lower Sulby Farm, Abbeylands, and was received by the Lieutenant-Governor for Isle of Man (Air Marshal Sir Laurence Jones).

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, later attended a Reception and Luncheon in aid of the fund's Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Appeal at Government House.

The Princess Royal, Master, the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, this afternoon attended the Royal Show, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Warwickshire (Captain the Viscount Daventry).

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

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

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, visits the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, to inaugurate the building of the new Museum of Scotland; and attends a banquet given by the King and Queen of Norway on board the Royal Yacht Norge in the Port of Leith. The Duke of Edinburgh visits the Army Training Regiment, Glencorse Barracks, Midlothian. The Queen Mother visits the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London E14. The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Victim Support Schemes, attends the 1994 Annual Conference at Warwick University; and as Patron, Butler Trust, visits HM Prison Service College, Newbold Revel, Warwickshire. The Duke of Kent visits the First Larkfield (Holy Trinity) Scout Group Headquarters, Larkfield, Kent; visits Malling School, West Malling, Kent; and, as President, visits the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover, Kent. Princess Alexandra visits the Royal Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Buckingham Palace

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

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st 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; Regent's Park (Queen Mary's Rose Garden), Konel Clarinet Quartet, 12.30pm-2pm.

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