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Court Circular


25 July: The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Reception given by the International Sacred Literature Trust at St James's


Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis and Major Charles Richards were in


25 July: The Duke of York this evening took the Salute at the Royal Tournament, Earl's Court, London SW5.

Captain Rupert Maitland- Titterton was in attendance.

25 July: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.


25 July: The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, The Army Air Corps, received Lieutenant-

Colonel Richard Folkes upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer, 5 Regiment, and Lieutenant-Colonel David Husband upon assuming the


His Royal Highness this evening gave a Reception for the Accademia Italiana.


25 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was present this evening at a Gala Performance to celebrate the Opening of English National Ballet's Summer Season of Dance at the London


The Honourable Mrs Wills was in attendance.


25 July: The Duke of Kent this morning attended the handover of the Challenger II Tank to the British Army, Barnbow Works, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Mr Nicolas Adamson was in


The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Children's Film and Television Foundation Limited, this afternoon received Lord Birkett, Chairman.


25 July: Princess Alexandra accompanied by the Honourable Sir Angus Ogilvy, this evening opened the 'Europe: 15th-18th centuries' and 'Europe: the 19th century' Galleries, and attended the Annual Dinner for Patrons, at the British Museum, London WC1.

Mrs Peter Afia was in



The Queen holds an investiture. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh give a garden party for the past and present Officers and Royal Yachtsmen to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Commissioning of HMY Britannia. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, attends a reception to celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Shield Project at the Hilton Hotel, London W1. The Princess Royal, Chancellor, London University, attends the Annual Degree Ceremony at the Royal Veterinary College' Clinical Campus at Hawkshead, Near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire; and as Patron, the Royal Tournament, takes the salute at the evening performance of the Royal Tournament, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attend the afternoon performance of the Royal Tournament, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5. The Duke of Kent visits the Dean Walters Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool; visits JF Renshaw Limited, Liverpool; visits the Merseyside Tunnels Headquarters, Liverpool; and opens the Management and Safety Centre, North West Training College, Bootle, Merseyside. Princess Alexandra lays the foundation stone for the new wing of the British Home and Hospital for Incurables, London SW16. Prince Michael of Kent meets the Metropolitan Police Explosive Detector Dogs at Lancaster House, London SW1.

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; 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, Household Division Musicians' Association, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm- 7pm; Kensington Gardens, Festival Brass Quintet, 5.30pm-7pm.