Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

9 June: His Excellency Mr Kent Durr was received in audience by The Queen upon his appointment as High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of South Africa rejoining the Commonwealth.

Mrs Durr was also received by Her Majesty.

The Lord Carrington KG was received by The Queen and delivered up his Gold Badge and Chain upon the relinquishment of his appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

Sir Antony Acland was received by The Queen when Her Majesty handed to him the Gold Badge and Chain upon his appointment as Chancellor of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

Mr Paul Reddicliffe was received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Cambodia.

Mrs Reddicliffe was also received by Her Majesty.

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Baroness von Weizsacker were received by The Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor, today visited the University of Cambridge and conferred Honorary Degrees at the Senate House and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire (Mr James Crowden).

His Royal Highness, Patron, Charities Aid Foundation, this evening gave the Eleventh Arnold Goodman Charity Lecture at Merchant Taylors' Hall, Threadneedle Street, London EC2, and afterwards attended a Dinner at the Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, London SW1.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in

attendance.

9 June: The Princess Royal today visited Lincoln and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Lincolnshire (Captain Sir Henry Nevile).

Her Royal Highnessthis afternoon opened the new residential training college for the Inland Revenue, Lawress Hall, Riseholme Park.

Her Royal Highness afterwards visited Lincoln Christ's Hospital, Wragby Road.

The Princess Royal, Patron, Quarry Bank Mill Trust, this evening attended a Fashion Show at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cheshire (Mr William Bromley-Davenport).

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in

attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

9 June: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present on Horse Guards Parade this morning to witness the departure to France of Normandy Veterans under the auspices of the London Taxi Benevolent Association for War

Disabled.

The Lady Angela Oswald, Major Raymond Seymour and Major Colin Burgess were in attendance.

ST JAMES 'S PALACE

9 June: The Prince of Wales this evening attended a Reception for the Leonard Cheshire Foundation World Week at the Tara Hotel, Wrights Lane, London W8.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

9 June: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, Invalid Children's Aid Nationwide, this evening visited the Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia.

The Hon Mrs Wills was in attendance.

9 June: The Duke of Gloucester was present at the Funeral of the Lady May Abel Smith which was held in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, this morning.

The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, International Council on Monuments and Sites, this afternoon was present at the Annual General Meeting at Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Street, London EC4.

The Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended a Private View of the Summer Exhibition in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

9 June: The Duke of Kent, Royal Patron, the Anglo-German Association, this evening attended a reception in honour of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Belgrave Square, London SW1.

Mr Nicolas Adamson was in

attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Samaritans, this evening attended an Auction of Promises, Christie's, King Street, London SW1.

Mrs Peter Troughton was in

attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

9 June: Princess Alexandra was present at the Funeral of the Lady May Abel Smith which was held in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, this morning.

Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited Headquarters Royal Air Force Strike Command at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

The Lady Mary Mumford and Rear- Admiral Sir John Garnier were in

attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Prince of Wales attends a Parade to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his appointment as Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Regiment of Wales (24th/41st Foot) in Cardiff. The Duke of York, Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, attends a dinner in the Painted Hall, Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The Princess Royal opens the new Maternity Unit, Warrington Hospital NHS Trust, Warrington, Cheshire; and as President of Patrons, Crime Concern, visits the Halton Crime Reduction Programme, Castlefields Community Centre, Runcorn, Cheshire. Princess Margaret, President, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, attends the East Cheshire Branch's Centenary Ball, Henbury Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Gun salutes

A 41-gun royal salute in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh's birthday will be fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Hyde Park, 12pm; a 62-gun royal salute will be fired by the Honourable Artillery Company, Tower of London, 1pm.

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; 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.

Windsor Castle

The Precincts and State Apartments at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 6pm. (Photograph omitted)

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