Court Circular


14 August: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning disembarked from HMY Britannia at Aberdeen Harbour.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness drove to the Royal Aberdeen Workshops for the Blind and the Disabled to mark the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of its foundation and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Aberdeen (Mr James Wyness, the Lord Provost).

Having unveiled a commemorative plaque, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh toured the workshops, escorted by the Hon President, Blindcraft (Mr Iain Smith) and the Chairman (Councillor Henry Rae).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, with The Prince Edward (Patron, Haddo Arts Trust), this afternoon visited Haddo House Arts Centre and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire (Captain Colin Farquharson of Whitehouse), June, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair and the Chairman, Haddo Arts Trust Trustees (Mr Alastair Massie).

After touring the centre, The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the new Peats Yard building.

Afterwards Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses visited Haddo House and were received by the Representative of the National Trust, Scotland (Mr Anthony Ashby).

The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince Edward, subsequently honoured June, Marchioness of Aberdeen with her presence at Luncheon.

Later Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses drove to Balmoral Castle.

The Hon Mary Morrison, Mr Robin Janvrin and Major James Patrick were in attendance.


14 August: The Princess Royal, Patron, All England Women's Lacrosse Association, this afternoon attended the 1993 Lacrosse World Cup Final at Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

15 August: Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of The Princess Royal.


14 August: The Princess of Wales today attended the commissioning of HMS Vanguard at Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.


The Prince of Wales, President, Royal Shakespeare Company, visits The Prince of Wales Shakespeare School at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon- Avon, Warwickshire; and later, as President of the Congress, attends the Association of Commonwealth Universities' Congress Reception and Banquet at the University College of Swansea.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Thames Wind Orchestra, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.

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