Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

21 May: By command of The Queen, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Heywood-Lonsdale (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire) was present at Royal Air Force Brize Norton this afternoon upon the Arrival of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and welcomed Their Majesties on behalf of Her Majesty.

21 May: The Duke of York this afternoon reopened the Richmond Lock and Weir, Richmond, Surrey.

Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton was in attendance.

22 May: By command of The Queen, the Baroness Trumpington (Baroness-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Departure of The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and bade farewell to His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

Lord High Commissioner

21 May: Her Grace The Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Lady Fraser, accompanied by Sir William Kerr Fraser, this morning attended the opening ceremony of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Among the guests for luncheon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse were:

The Lord Chancellor and Lady Mackay of Clashfern; the Earl of Wemyss and March; the Right Hon Lord and Lady Ross; Sir Robin and Lady Butler; Dame Gillian Wagner; the Very Rev James Weatherhead and Dr Anne Weatherhead; the Very Rev Professor James Whyte and Mrs Whyte; the Rev Ronald Ferguson; Dr and Mrs Tom Johnston; the Rev and Mrs Matthew Rodger; Mr and Mrs David Ward.

In the afternoon, Her Grace gave a Garden Party for 2,500 guests at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Later, Her Grace visited the Holyrood High Constables.

Among the guests for dinner at the Palace were:

The Earl and Countess of Erroll; the Duke of Argyll; the Earl and Countess of Dundee; Viscount and Viscountess Maitland; Baroness Carnegy of Lour; Sir James and Lady Black; Sir Denys and Lady Henderson; The Dean of the Chapel Royal and Mrs William Morris; Professor and Mrs Alistair Inglis; The Rev Jean Montgomerie; Professor and Mrs Andrew Skinner; Mr and Mrs George Thomson.

22 May: Her Grace The Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Lady Fraser, accompanied by Sir William Kerr Fraser, this morning attended the Assembly Sunday Service in St Giles Cathedral, the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

Earlier, Her Grace inspected a Guard of Honour provided by members of the Boys Brigade from throughout Scotland.

Among the guests for luncheon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse were:

The Earl and Countess of Erroll; the Duke of Argyll; the Earl and Countess of Dundee; Lord and Lady James Douglas Hamilton; Viscount and Viscountess Maitland; Lord and Lady Clydesmuir; Baroness Carnegy of Lour; Lady Ross of Marnock; Sir Denys and Lady Henderson; Professor and Mrs Michael Bond; The Dean of the Chapel Royal and Mrs William Morris.

In the afternoon, Her Grace met with delegates who attended April's Youth Assembly.

In the evening, Her Grace attended the Moderator's Address to the General Assembly.

Among the guests for dinner at the Palace were:

His Excellency The Canadian High Commissioner and Mrs Frederik Eaton; His Honour Judge Stephen Tumin and Mrs Tumin; The Right Rev Dr Silas Ncozana and Mrs Ncozana; Mr and Mrs Scott Bell; Mr and Mrs Alan Bishop; Mr Charles Kennedy; Professor and Mrs Christopher Smout; The Rev and Mrs Michael Taylor; Mr and Mrs Malcolm Thyne; The Rev Dr Christopher Wigglesworth and Mrs Wigglesworth.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit the Chelsea Flower Show, London SW3. The Prince of Wales undertakes a series of engagements in Milford Haven, Dyfed, to view examples of the regeneration of the town; hosts a garden party at Pembroke Castle; hosts a reception for the Wales Tourist Board on board HMY Britannia in Pembroke Dock, Dyfed; and as President, The Prince's Trust, gives a dinner for supporters of his trusts in Wales on board HMY Britannia, Pembroke Dock, Dyfed. The Princess Royal opens the new South Yorkshire Supertram for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Sheffield, South Yorkshire; opens the new Afterloading Suite at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire; opens the new South Yorkshire Supertram for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Sheffield, followed by luncheon at the Cutlers Hall; as Patron, The Home Farm Trust, visits the Garden of Opportunity at the Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Grounds, London SW3; and as Commandant in Chief, St John Ambulance and Nursing Cadets, attends the Chelsea Flower Show Charity Preview and Safeway Summer Banquet, Royal Hospital Grounds, London SW3. Princess Margaret attends the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show, London SW3. The Duchess of Gloucester attends the Chelsea Flower Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the gardens of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3. The Duke of Kent attends the Royal Horticultural Society's Annual Chelsea Flower Show, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3. Princess Alexandra visits the Chelsea Flower Show, and launches the 'City Girl' Rose to mark the Centenary Year of the City of London School for Girls. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attend the Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11.30am; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.

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