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Court Circular


1 June: The Queen, with the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, honoured Epsom Races with her presence today.

The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household-in-Waiting were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning received a United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Award at Lancaster House, London SW1.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Reception at St James's Palace, for Young Engineers.


1 June: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, The Guide Association, held a Reception at Kensington Palace this afternoon following the presentation of Brooches to those who have become Queen's Guides.

The Lady Juliet Townsend was in attendance.


1 June: The Duke and Duchess of Kent this evening attended a concert as part of the Festival of Bahia, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7.

Fiona, Lady Astor of Hever and Captain Alexander Tetley were in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this morning attended the 4th International Primary Health Care Conference, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8, and was met on arrival by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Miss Doreen Weatherhead).

Fiona, Lady Astor of Hever was in attendance.


The Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor, visits Edinburgh University; as Honorary Colonel, visits the City of Edinburgh Universities Officers' Training Corps, Edinburgh; takes the Salute at the Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1; and as Senior Colonel, Household Division, attends a Dinner in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund and Household Division charities at the Banqueting Hall, London SW1. The Duke of York attends the annual service at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of D-Day. The Princess Royal, President, the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, attends a Trustee Meeting, BT Headquarters, London EC1; as Patron, Royal Lymington Yacht Club, attends the Sharpie National Championships at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Lymington, Hampshire; and as Patron, National Association of Victim Support Schemes, attends a dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1. Princess Margaret, President, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, holds a reception at Kensington Palace to mark the 50th anniversary of the Queen's appointment as President of the Society. Princess Alexandra visits the Suffolk Agricultural Show, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Irish Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.