Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

18 July: The Queen attended the Memorial Service for the Lady May Abel Smith which was held in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, this afternoon.

The Prince of Wales was represented by Mr Gerald Ward.

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was represented by Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Captain Alexander Tetley.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Promenade Concert at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the One-Hundredth Season of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts and were received by the President of the Council, Royal Albert Hall (Mr John Cleland), and the Chairman, British Broadcasting Corporation (Mr Marmaduke Hussey).

The Lady Farnham, Mr Robin Janvrin and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, the Sail Training Association, today visited the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race Festival at Weymouth, Dorset.

Sir Brian McGrath was in attendance.

18 July: The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this evening attended the Tesco Pro-Am Golf Tournament, RAC Club, Epsom, Surrey.

The Hon Mrs Louloudis was in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

18 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present at the Memorial Service for the Lady May Abel Smith which was held in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, this afternoon.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

18 July: The Prince of Wales this evening gave a Reception for members of ethnic and religious minorities at St James's Palace.

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Trust, later attended the Film Premiere of The Flintstones at the Empire, Leicester Square, London WC2.

Mr Matthew Butler was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

18 July: The Duke of Kent this morning opened the Bletchley Park Trust Exhibitions and launch of the Colossus Re-Build Project, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire (Commander the Lord Cottesloe RN).

Mr Nicolas Adamson was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh give a garden party at Buckingham Palace; Princess Alexandra attends. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, attends a Duke of Edinburgh's Award World Fellowship Dinner at St James's Palace. Prince Edward, Patron, takes the salute at the Royal Tournament, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5. The Princess Royal, Patron, National Autistic Society, opens the Early Years Diagnostic and Assessment Centre, Sutherland House School, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire. The Duke and The Duchess of Gloucester visit the East of England Show, East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The Duchess of Kent receives an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine, London W1.

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; 1st Battalion the King's Regiment 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; Kensington Gardens, Trinity College Wind Ensemble, 5.30pm- 7pm.

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