Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

24 February: His Excellency Senor Licenciado Bernado Sepulveda and Senora Sepulveda were received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon His Excellency relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Mexico to the Court of St James's.

His Excellency Dr Armen Sarkissian was received in audience by Her Majesty and presented his Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Republic of Armenia to the Court of St James's.

Mrs Sarkissian was also received by The Queen.

The Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Sir John Coles) was present and the Household-in-Waiting were in attendance.

Major-General Alexander Harley had the honour of being received by Her Majesty upon assuming his appointment as Commander British Forces Cyprus and Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas, Cyprus.

Mrs Justice Smith was received by The Queen upon her appointment as a Justice of the High Court when Her Majesty invested her with the Insignia of a Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

The President of the State of Israel and Mrs Herzog visited The Queen and remained to Luncheon.

The Prince Edward was also present.

The following were invited: His Excellency Mr Yoav Biran (Ambassador of the State of Israel) and Mrs Biran, Mr Nissan Limor (Director General, Office of The President), Mr and Mrs Mark Elliott, Mr and Mrs Andrew Burns and the Lord and Lady Rothschild.

A Guard of Honour found by the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards was mounted in the Quadrangle.

The Deputy General Officer Commanding London District and the Field Officer in Brigade Waiting were present.

The Queen, Patron, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this evening attended a Reception to mark the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1, and was received by the Chairman (Mr John Nicholson).

The Countess of Airlie, Mr Robin Janvrin and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Radio Society of Great Britain, this morning visited the Special Event Station, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1.

Captain Giles Inglis-Jones was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, President, later attended a Luncheon at the Naval and Military Club, Piccadilly, London W1.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

24 February: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this evening gave a Reception for Cinema Managers at Buckingham Palace.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

24 February: The Prince of Wales today visited Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

His Royal Highness, President, Scottish Business in the Community, this morning visited the Craigmillar Estate.

The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Scottish Youth Business Trust, The Prince's Trust and Scottish Business in the Community, later attended a Meeting with representatives of the trusts at the Signet Library.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Rajiv Gandhi (UK) Foundation, this evening gave a Reception on behalf of the foundation at St James's Palace.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow, attends a Dinner given by the Institution of Water and Environmental Management at the Royal Westminster Hotel, London SW1. The Queen Mother visits the Lewis W. Hammerson Memorial Homes for the Elderly, London N2. The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Douglas Bader Foundation, opens the Douglas Bader Centre, a rehabilitation and recreation centre for the disabled, at Queen Mary's University Hospital, London SW15; and as President, the Royal Marsden Hospital, opens the new Paediatric Unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, Surrey. The Princess Royal, Patron, the University of the West Indies Development and Endowment Appeal, attends a Gala Recital and Dinner at Lancaster House, London SW1. The Duchess of Kent visits King's College Choir School, King's College, and as Patron she visits the Library, Downing College, Cambridge; and visits the Sue Ryder Home, the Old Palace, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Princess Alexandra attends a Reception to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Westminster Bereavement Service at the Carlton Club, London SW1; and opens the Elmcroft Community Centre Complex of the Worcester Park and North Cheam Community Association, North Cheam, Sutton. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the David Shepherd Conservation Foundation for Endangered Mammals, attends a luncheon at the Foundation in Godalming, Surrey.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.

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