Court Circular

PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE

7 July: The King and Queen of Norway today visited Orkney and were received at Kirkwall Airport by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Orkney (Brigadier Malcolm Dennison).

Their Majesties drove to St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, and were received by the Minister (the Reverend Ronald Ferguson).

After attending a Service, The King and Queen of Norway toured the Cathedral, escorted by the Minister and Mr James Rousay (Custodian).

The King of Norway later visited Stromness Pier and was received by the Chairman, Stromness Community Council (Mrs Doris Stout).

His Majesty toured the Stromness Lifeboat and the Longhope Lifeboat and met members of the crews.

The King and Queen of Norway subsequently honoured the Convener, Orkney Islands Council (Mr Hugh Halcro- Johnston) with their presence at Luncheon at the Standing Stones Hotel, Stromness.

Their Majesties this afternoon attended a Reception at Stenness Community School and were received by the Head Teacher (Mrs Jean Panton) and the Vice-Convener, Orkney Islands Council (Mr James Sinclair).

Afterwards The King of Norway unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Their Majesties later drove by Scapa Flow to St Olaf's Cemetery, Kirkwall, and were received by the President, the Royal British Legion, Kirkwall Branch (Brigadier Sidney Robertson), where The King of Norway laid a Wreath on the Norwegian War Graves.

The King and Queen of Norway this evening gave a Reception in Parliament Hall, Edinburgh.

The Queen of Norway this morning viewed a Permanent Collection of Art and an Exhibition and attended a Reception at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, and was received by the Chairman of Trustees (Mr Erlend Brown).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost) and the Chairman (Mr Robert Smith).

Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative stone to inaugurate the Museum of Scotland Project and afterwards, with His Royal Highness, viewed the site of the new building, escorted by the Chairman, and attended a Reception for trustees, patrons and donors of the Museum.

Lady Dugdale, Sir Hector Monro MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland), Sir Kenneth Scott, Mr Charles Anson and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Blair Stewart-Wilson were in

attendance.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained by The King and Queen of Norway this evening at a Banquet on board the Royal Yacht Norge in the Port of Leith.

The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited the Army Training Regiment, Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik, Midlothian.

Major Charles Richards was in

attendance.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

7 July: The Duke of York was entertained this evening at a Banquet given by The King and Queen of Norway on board the Royal Yacht Norge in the Port of Leith.

7 July: The Prince Edward was entertained this evening at a Banquet given by The King and Queen of Norway on board the Royal Yacht Norge in the Port of Leith.

7 July: The Princess Royal, Patron, the Butler Trust, this morning visited Her Majesty's Prison Service College, Newbold Revel, Rugby, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Warwickshire (Captain the Viscount Daventry).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Association of Victim Support Schemes, this afternoon attended the Annual Conference at the University of Warwick and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for West Midlands (Mr Robert Taylor).

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.

The Princess Royal was entertained this evening at a Banquet given by The King and Queen of Norway on board the Royal Yacht Norge in the Port of Leith.

CLARENCE HOUSE

7 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, as Patron, this evening visited the Royal Foundation of Saint Katharine in Ratcliffe.

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston and Major Sir Ralph Anstruther Bt were in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

7 July: The Duke of Kent, President, the Scout Association, this morning opened 1st Larkfield (Holy Trinity) Scout Group Headquarters, New Hythe Lane, Larkfield and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Kent (The Right Hon Lord Kingsdown).

His Royal Highness later opened the refurbished Technology Block at Malling School, West Malling and as President, this afternoon visited The Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover, Kent.

Captain Alexander Tetley was in

attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

7 July: Princess Alexandra today visited the Royal Show at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire and was received by Mr Hamish Gray-Cheape (Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire).

The Lady Mary Mumford was in

attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen visits the Royal British Legion Training Centre, Tidworth, Hampshire. The Princess Royal attends the Port Regis Prize Day, Port Regis School, Motcombe Park, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, launches the 'Challenge at Work - a Devon Approach' at the offices of London and Manchester Assurance Company Limited, Exeter; visits the Headquarters of Exmoor National Park, Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset, and meets members of the award's Exmoor Expedition Panel; and visits Wimbleball Lake and Haddon Hill, Exmoor National Park, Dulverton, Somerset, to meet award participants, award leaders and National Park staff. The Duke of Kent, Chancellor, Surrey University, presides at the Conferment of Degrees Ceremony at Guildford Cathedral and attends a dinner for honorary graduates at the university. The Duchess of Kent presents The Queen's Award for Technological Achievement to Westlands, Yeovil; opens the Craft Design Technology Centre, Queen's College Taunton, Somerset; visits the new Headquarters of the Western Provident Association, Rivergate House, Blackbrook Park, Taunton; and visits the Princess Margaret (Barnardos) School for Handicapped Children, Taunton, Somerset.

The Queen's Gallery

The Queen's Gallery opens between 10am and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm.

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 Coldstream 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, Band of the Metropolitan Police, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: Management Trainer

£30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Exciting career opportunity to join East...

Recruitment Genius: Senior Scientist / Research Assistant

£18000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An ambitious start-up company b...

Reach Volunteering: Chair of Trustees

VOLUNTARY ONLY - EXPENSES REIMBURSED: Reach Volunteering: Do you love the Engl...

Day In a Page

US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines