Court Circular


25 January: The Princess Royal today visited Shropshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Shropshire (Mr John Dugdale).

Her Royal Highness, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, this morning visited Bairdwear, Halesfield, Telford.

The Princess Royal, Commandant-in-Chief, St John Ambulance and Nursing Cadets, later opened St John Ambulance Quadrilateral Division Headquarters, St John House, Bridgnorth.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, afterwards visited Vision Homes, Tollgate Road, Ludlow.

The Princess Royal this afternoon opened Ladywell Housing Development, Bucknell.

Mrs Andrew Feildon was in attendance.


25 January: The Duchess of Kent, Joint Patron, St George's Hospital and Medical School, this afternoon opened the Magnetic Resonance Unit, Blackshaw Road, London SW17.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.


Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor, daughter of the Earl and Countess of St Andrews, was christened Marina Charlotte Alexandra Katharine Helen Windsor by the Rev William Booth, Sub-Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal, in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, on Thursday 21 January 1993 at 3pm. The Godparents are Lady Ralph Kerr, Mrs Luke Nunneley, Mr William Hanbury-Tenison (who was represented by his brother, Mr Jack Hanbury- Tenison) and Mr Sasha Poklewski-Koziell.


The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Leprosy Mission, attends a luncheon to commemorate the 40th anniversary of World Leprosy Day, the Hyatt Carlton Tower, London SW1. Prince Edward attends a luncheon given by Rank Xerox in aid of the Renton Foundation, the Lanesborough Hotel, London SW1. The Princess Royal gives the Florence Nightingale Lecture, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1. The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Magdalene Australia Society, attends the Australia Day dinner at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The Duchess of Gloucester opens the nursery at Well Green Primary School, Hale; visits Canadian Pizza Crust Company, Salford; and visits 'Park House', the new mental illness unit and elderly, severely mentally infirm unit at North Manchester General Hospital, Crumpsall. The Duke of Kent, vice-chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, visits Benetton Formula Ltd, Whiteway Technical Centre, Enstone, Dowty Batteries, Abingdon, and Zedcor Limited, Witney, Oxfordshire.

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 Irish Guards.

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