Court Circular


16 July: By command of The Queen, the Lord Annaly (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this evening upon the Departure of The President of the Republic of Zambia and bade farewell to His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

16 July: The Duke of York today attended the Open Golf Championships at Turnberry and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Ayrshire (Major Richard Henderson).

Captain Neil Blair RN was in



16 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, gave a Reception for the Confederation of the Cinque Ports at Walmer Castle this evening.

17 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, this morning attended Matins at the Church of St Mary in the Castle, Dover.

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, Sir Alastair Aird and Major Colin Burgess were in attendance.


16 July: Princess Alexandra and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy this afternoon visited Richmond Park Open Weekend at Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey.

17 July: Princess Alexandra, Patron, accompanied by the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, this evening attended a Dinner given by the Trustees of Leeds Castle Foundation at Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent.

Her Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Kent (the Lord Kingsdown, KG).


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend a Promenade Concert to mark the 100th Season of the Henry Wood Promenade Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Sail Training Association, visits the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race Festival, Weymouth, Dorset. The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, attends the Tesco Pro-Am Golf Tournament, RAC Club, Epsom, Surrey. The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Trust, attends the film premiere of The Flintstones at the Empire, Leicester Square, London WC2. The Duke of Kent opens the Bletchley Park Trust's site, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron, David Shepherd Conservation Foundation, attends a reception at the Richmond Fellowship, London SW3.

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; 7 Company Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots 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, Ladies' Palm Court Orchestra, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.