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Court Circular


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

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron- in-Chief, today attended a Luncheon at the Victory Services Club, Seymour Street, London W2.

Captain Giles Inglis-Jones was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Honorary Fellow, this evening attended the Annual Dinner given by the Chartered Institute of Building, the Guildhall, London EC2.

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

The Lady Susan Hussey has succeeded the Lady Elton as Lady-in- Waiting to The Queen.

16 February: The Princess Royal today visited Nottinghamshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire (Sir Andrew Buchanan Bt).

Her Royal Highness this morning opened the new wing of King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield.

The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, later visited Warner's (UK) Limited, Dabell Avenue, Blenheim Industrial Park, Nottingham.

Her Royal Highness, this afternoon opened the new Nottinghamshire Archives Office, Wilford Street, Nottingham.

The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, subsequently visited Peter Geeson Limited, Long Eaton, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Derbyshire (Colonel Peter Hilton).

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


16 February: The Princess of Wales this morning attended the First Management Forum Conference on Aids, the Langham Hilton Hotel, Portland Place, London W1.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.


16 February: The Duchess of Kent, Chancellor, the University of Leeds, this morning visited the University's Art Gallery, Workshop Theatre and University Union.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, this afternoon visited Martin House Hospice, Clifford, Wetherby, West Yorkshire.

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, President of the Council, this afternoon visited King Edward VII's Hospital for Officers, Beaumont Street, London W1.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron, the London Philharmonic, this evening attended a concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend a reception at the London Library to mark its 150th Anniversary. The Queen Mother, Honorary Colonel, The Royal Yeomanry, visits the new Regimental Headquarters at the Duke of York's Headquarters, Chelsea. The Princess of Wales visits the Thurnscoe Family Centre, Station House, Thurnscoe, South Yorkshire; as Patron, Relate, visits Barnsley Relate, Barnsley, South Yorkshire; and later visits Rockingham College Training Annex, Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire. The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting & Clothing Export Council, visits Dents Limited, Warminster, Wiltshire. The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, visits ERA Technology Limited, Leatherhead; and later as Chancellor, visits Surrey University, Guildford.

Changing of the Guard

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