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.

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