Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

27 August: The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Irish Regiment, this afternoon received Major- General Robert Corbett upon relinquishing as Commanding Officer, D (London Irish Rifles) Company, and Major-General Corran Purdon upon assuming the appointment.

His Royal Highness later received Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Potter upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion.

The Duke of York also received Lieutenant-Colonel David Keenan upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer, 7th Battalion, and Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart Douglas upon assuming his appointment.

27 August: The Prince Edward arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon from Prague, the Czech Republic.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner given by His Excellency Mr Mboni N. Dlamini (High Commissioner for the Kingdom of Swaziland) to celebrate the Twenty- Fifth Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom at the Hyatt Carlton Tower Hotel, Cadogan Place, London SW1.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 1st Battalion the King's Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the King's Regiment.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

TODAY: St James's Park, Romando and his Gypsy Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Regent's Park, Harrow Concert Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm. TOMORROW: St James's Park, Romando and his Gypsy Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm- 7.30pm; Regent's Park, Harrow Concert Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Hyde Park, Friday AD Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Greenwich Park, Hillingdon Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm- 7.30pm.

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