Court Circular


29 March: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

Captain Krishnabahadur Gurung, The Queen's Own Gurkha Transport Regiment, and Captain Bishnukumar Rai, 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Queen's Gurkha Orderly Officers), were received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested them with the Insignia of Members of the Royal Victorian Order.

The President of the Republic of Albania visited Her Majesty.

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, attended Receptions at St James's Palace for young people who have reached the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Major Charles Richards was in


His Royal Highness this afternoon attended the Standing Committee of the Air Force Board Luncheon at the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1.

Sir Brian McGrath was in


The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this evening gave a Dinner for Founder Charter Members at Buckingham Palace.

Lady Abel Smith has succeeded Lady Dugdale as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.

29 March: The Duke of York this evening presented the Young Electronic Designer Awards at the Science Museum, London SW7.

Captain Rupert Maitland- Titterton was in attendance.

29 March: The Princess Royal, President, Animal Health Trust, this afternoon attended the Industry Committee City Luncheon at Kleinwort Benson Limited, 20 Fenchurch Street, London EC3.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, International Health Exchange, later attended the Annual General Meeting at the Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1.

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


29 March: The Prince of Wales, Founder and President, The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, this morning visited Ripon and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for North Yorkshire (Sir Marcus Worsley Bt).

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Slingsby Aviation Limited, Kirkbymoorside.

Mr Matthew Butler was in



29 March: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, this afternoon visited the Cleveland and Durham Child Protection Team at the Amos Hinton Family Centre in Park Road South, Middlesbrough.

Her Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cleveland (The Lord Gisborough).

Mrs Charles Vyvyan was in



29 March: The Duke of Kent, Vice- Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, this afternoon arrived at RAF Northolt from Germany.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon opened the London Fire Brigade's new Training Centre, Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in



The Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor, Cambridge University, and Patron, Cambridge Foundation, attends a reception for the Cambridge Foundation, Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales, Patron, Civic Trust, visits the Loftus Project, Loftus, Cleveland; as President, The Prince's Trust, undertakes engagements in Teesside; and as President, the Prince's Trust, attends a Status Quo Concert, the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. The Princess Royal, Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy, visits students and staff at the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, Plymouth, Devon; and as Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy, visits HMS Montrose, HM Naval Base, Devonport. Princess Margaret, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, visits the Duchess of Kent's Military Hospital, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.

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.