Court Circular

ST JAMES'S PALACE

13 December: The Prince of Wales today visited Staffordshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Mr James Hawley).

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Youth Business Trust, this morning visited Willow Hall, Unit 6, Cinderhill Industrial Estate, Weston Coyney Road, Longton, Stoke-on- Trent.

The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Youth Business Trust, later visited Woodpecker Pine, No 3 Ellison Street, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under- Lyme.

His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, afterwards visited the Railway Enterprise Centre, Shelton New Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

Mr Matthew Butler was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

13 December: The Duchess of Gloucester was present this evening at the Annual Banquet of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London at the Guildhall, London EC2.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, attends a dinner at the Armourers' Hall, London EC2. The Duke of York, Patron, attends a dinner for the Round Square Conference at St James's Palace. The Princess Royal, Patron, Association of Combined Youth Clubs, attends a Charity Christmas luncheon at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1; as Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, attends Deaf Accord's 'Young Deaf Achievers' Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Cafe Royal, London W1; and as Chief Commandant, Women's Royal Naval Service, attends the Wrens Carol Concert, St Mary-le-Strand, the WRNS Church, London WC2. The Duke of Kent, Vice- Chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, visits Applied Holographics, Washington; visits Crabtree of Gateshead Ltd, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear; opens the Universal Building Society's Universal House, Newcastle Central Technology Park, Newcastle upon Tyne; visits the Newcastle Business Advice Centre, Anderson House, Newcastle; and visits St Mary's Training and Enterprise Centre, Newcastle. Princess Alexandra attends a concert arranged by Crisis in aid of homeless people at St Paul's Knightsbridge, London SW1. Prince Michael of Kent, Founder and Patron of the Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety Awards, attends the annual luncheon and presentation at the Royal Garden Hotel, London W8; and as Patron, the Anglo-Hellenic League, attends the 80th anniversary reception at 51 Upper Brook Street, London W1.

The Queen's Gallery

The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace opens between 10am and 5pm.

Changing of the Guard

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

Windsor Castle

The Precincts at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 4pm, and the State Apartments between 10.30am and 3pm.

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