Court Circular

WINDSOR CASTLE

24 April: The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, the Burma Star Association, this evening attended the forty-seventh Reunion, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

25 April: The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General Royal Marines, left Heathrow Airport, London, this morning for Ostend.

His Royal Highness attended the seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Raid on the Mole at Zeebrugge, Belgium.

The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon from Ostend.

Major Ian Grant RM was in attendance.

By command of The Queen, Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Oxfordshire) was present at Royal Air Force Brize Norton this morning upon the Departure of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and bade farewell to Their Majesties on behalf of Her Majesty.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

24 April: The Princess Royal, President, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, this morning attended the Annual General Meeting, the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Lancashire (Mr Simon Towneley).

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, accompanied by Commander Timothy Laurence RN, this evening attended the Lord Mayor's Ball at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, for the Children in Cities Appeal and was received by Mr Roger Dickens (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).

25 April: The Prince Edward, Chairman, the International Council of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association, left Heathrow Airport, London, for Mauritius this afternoon.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

24 April: The Princess of Wales, Patron, Welsh National Opera, this evening attended a Performance of La Favorita at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2.

Miss Anne Beckwith-Smith was in attendance.

25 April: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was present this evening at the Children's Variety Performance held at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road.

The Countess of Alexander of Tunis was in attendance.

25 April: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester was represented by Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott at a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Dowager Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry which was held at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Weekley, Kettering, this afternoon.

The Duchess of Gloucester was present today at a Conference given by the Association of Teachers of Singing at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican, London EC2.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

24 April: The Duchess of Kent, Honorary Colonel, the Yorkshire Volunteers, this evening attended a Regimental Dinner, Vimy Barracks, Sotton Road, Catterick, North Yorkshire and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire (Sir Marcus Worsley Bt).

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.

25 April: The Duke of Kent, President, the Scout Association this afternoon took the Salute at The Queen's Scouts Parade and attended the National Scout Service at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Honorary Colonel, this morning took the Salute at the Disbandment Parade of the Yorkshire Volunteers, Somme Barracks, Horne Road, Catterick, North Yorkshire and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire (Sir Marcus Worsley Bt).

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen, Visitor, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, visits Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire, to open the new Hopetoun. The Duke of Edinburgh, Trustee of St George's House Council, attends a Council Meeting and Luncheon at St George's House, Windsor, Berkshire. The Duke of York attends the Seatrade Annual Awards for Achievement Dinner at Guildhall, London EC2. The Princess Royal, Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, visits the Royal West of England School for the Deaf, Exeter, Devon; as President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Save the Children Shop, Totnes, Devon; opens the newly refurbished and extended Exeter Nuffield Hospital, Exeter, Devon; as Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, opens the Teignbridge District Bureau, Newton Abbot, Devon and visits the Bureau, Devonport Guildhall, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon; as President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Save the Children Fund Shop, Penrhyn House, Sidmouth, Devon; and later visits Sidmouth Victoria Cottage Hospital, Devon.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards.

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