Court Circular

WINDSOR CASTLE

18 April: The Duke of Edinburgh left Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon for Germany where His Royal Highness will undertake engagements in Frankfurt, Rheindahlen and Monchengladbach.

Mr Brian McGrath is in attendance.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Lady Victoria Cuthbert at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Dowager Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, which was held in Durisdeer Kirk, Dumfriesshire, this afternoon.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

18 April: The Prince Edward this evening attended a Gala Performance of Lovely Lady at the Brigidine School, Kings Road, Windsor, Berkshire.

18 April: The Princess Royal, Patron, Scottish Rugby Union, accompanied by Commander Timothy Laurence RN, this morning attended the Rugby World Cup Sevens Final, and Luncheon, Murrayfield, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness this evening attended the Scottish Rugby Union's Closing Dinner at the MacRobert Pavilion, Ingliston, Edinburgh.

CLARENCE HOUSE

18 April: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was represented by the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Dowager Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry which was held in Durisdeer Kirk, Dumfriesshire, this afternoon.

KENSINGTON PALACE

18 April: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was represented by the Countess of Dalkeith at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Dowager Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, which was held in Durisdeer Kirk, Dumfriesshire, this afternoon.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

18 April: Princess Alexandra was represented by the Lady Mary Mumford at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Dowager Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry which was held in Durisdeer Kirk, Dumfriesshire, this afternoon.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Prince of Wales visits North Ronaldsay and Scalloway, Shetland. The Duke of Gloucester opens the Post Graduate Education Centre, Arrowe Park Hospital, The Wirral; opens the Sue Gill Workplace Nursery, Knowsley Hey School, Huyton; and later opens the Baycliff Family Health Care Centre, West Derby, Liverpool. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund, attends a Gala Ball, St Andrew's Plain, Norwich, Norfolk.

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