Court Circular

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The Queen, Patron, and The Duke of Edinburgh, attend a reception at St James's Palace given by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to mark the 150th anniversary of their Royal Charter. The Duke of Edinburgh, President and Honorary Life Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, chairs a meeting of the Committee for the Environment, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2; and as Patron, opens the new London Regional Office of Opportunities for People with Disabilities, Great Portland Street, London W1, and attends a reception at the University of Westminster, London W1. The Duke of York recommissions the United Services Mess, Cardiff, South Glamorgan; and visits Penarth Lifeboat Station, Penarth. Princess Margaret presides at the Annual Council Meeting of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Barbican Centre, London EC2. The Duke of Kent visits the Cardiff Medicentre, at the University of Wales, Cardiff; as President, Engineering Council, attends the launch of the Engineering Centre for Wales, at the Cardiff International Arena; and opens Europressing Ltd, at the Wentloog Corporation Park Development, Wentloog. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, visits St Catherine's Hospice, Crawley; as President, Action Research, visits Vincent House, Horsham; and visits the Sussex Beacon Hospice, Brighton, West Sussex. Prince Michael of Kent, President, Institute of the Motor Industry, attends the institute's annual dinner at the Conrad Hilton, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10.