Court Circular


10 February: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained at Dinner this evening by the High Commissioner for Canada (His Excellency Mr Fredrik Eaton) and Mrs Eaton, 3 Grosvenor Square, London W1.

Mrs John Dugdale and the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, the Central Council of Physical Recreation, this afternoon visited the Community Sports Leaders Award Scheme Action Day, the John Orwell Sports Centre, Tench Street, London E1.

Captain Giles Inglis-Jones was in attendance.

10 February: The Prince Edward, President, the Lord's Taverners, this morning visited Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Chairman, this evening held a Meeting of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group and later gave a Presentation and Dinner at Buckingham Palace.

10 February: The Princess Royal this morning visited Northern Ireland and was received by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (the Right Hon Sir Patrick Mayhew MP).

Her Royal Highness visited Holywell Hospital, Antrim, for the launch of the Bannside Dementia Service of Extra Care for Elderly People Limited and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for County Antrim (Captain Sir Richard Dobbs).

The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, afterwards visited Berkshire Hosiery (UK) Limited, Donaghadee Road, Newtownards, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for County Down (Colonel William Brownlow).

Her Royal Highness, Hon President, the Chartered Institute of Transport (UK), later attended the Northern Ireland Section Luncheon in celebration of its Fiftieth Anniversary, the Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, and was received by Colonel Robert Madocks (Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Belfast).

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Butler Trust, afterwards visited HM Prison Magilligan and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for County Londonderry (Colonel Michael McCorkell).

Mrs Andrew Feilden and Lieutenant Colonel Peter Gibbs were in attendance.


10 February: The Princess of Wales this morning attended the McDonald's Child of Achievement Awards, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.


10 February: The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, this morning visited Triumph Motor Cycles Limited, Jacknell Road, Hinckley and was met on arrival by Major Everard de Lisle (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire).

His Royal Highness later visited PAL International Limited, Sandhurst Street, Oadby, Leicester; British United Shoe Machinery Limited, Ross Walk, Belgrave, Leicester; and Rearsby Automotive Limited, Gaddesby Lane, Rearsby, Leicestershire.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Chairman, Trustees of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference (United Kingdom Fund), this evening held a reception for present and retiring Trustees at York House, St James's Palace, London SW1.


The Queen visits All Souls Clubhouse, London W1. The Duke of Edinburgh visits the Design Council to view an exhibition of the work of the winning and other nominated designers of the Prince Philip Prize for the Designer of the Year, London SW1; and as Patron, the New Zealand Society, attends the Waitangi Day Dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel, London W8. The Queen Mother attends a Service of Thanksgiving in the Church of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London WC2, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Shaftesbury Homes and 'Arethusa'. The Princess of Wales, Patron, British Red Cross Youth, attends a Corporate Lunch at Searcy's, London SW1; opens Conquest Hospital, St Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex; as President, The Rural Housing Trust, opens the trust's new Housing Development at Buddens Green, Beckley, East Sussex; opens Burton Cottages, Robertsbridge, East Sussex; opens Greenwich House, Peacehaven Centre, Peacehaven, East Sussex; and as Honorary Colonel, University of London Contingent Officer Training Corps, attends an Annual Dinner at Yeomanry House, London WC1. The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, the United Grand Lodge of England, attends Lunch at Freemasons' Hall, London WC2; and, as President, attends a reception to launch a Nationwide Appeal for the Royal Institution of Great Britain, at 21 Albemarle Street, London W1. The Duchess of Kent visits the Rape Examination and Care Centre, Sunderland General Hospital; Newcastle upon Tyne University; and Quality Software Products, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead.

Changing of the Guard

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

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