Court Circular


5 July: The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, this morning reviewed a Parade and attended a Luncheon to mark the Fortieth Anniversary of the foundation of Welbeck College and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire (Sir Andrew Buchanan Bt).

His Royal Highness, Trustee, Royal Agricultural Society of England, this afternoon visited the Royal Show and presented the Prince Philip Cup for New Horse-Drawn Equipment, Stoneleigh Park, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Warwickshire (Captain the Viscount Daventry).

Sir Brian McGrath was in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Dinner to celebrate the Eightieth Anniversary of the Birthday of the Lord Sieff of Brimpton at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2.

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

The Prince Edward, President, the Lord's Taverners, this afternoon attended a Luncheon and the Coca-Cola Lord's Taverners Tennis Classic at the Queen's Club, Palliser Road, London W14.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

5 July: The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, this afternoon visited the Talland School of Equitation, Church Farm, Siddington, Cirencester, and was received by Colonel RA Coxwell-Rogers (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire).

Mrs William Nunneley was in attendance.


5 July: Mr Laszlo Marton was received by The Prince of Wales this morning.

His Royal Highness, Patron, this evening gave a Reception for the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Preservation Trust.


5 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Patron, St Margaret's Chapel Guild and St Margaret 900, this morning visited Dunfermline in connection with the 900th Anniversary Celebrations for Queen Margaret of Scotland.

Her Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Fife (the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine KT).

The Lady Glenconner and Major The Lord Napier and Ettrick were in attendance.

5 July: The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Air Commodore, Royal Air Force Odiham, today visited Royal Air Force Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester, President, Royal London Society for the Blind, this morning received Mr RJ Pocock on relinquishing his appointment as Chief Executive and Mr P. Talbot on assuming the appointment.

In the evening Her Royal Highness attended a Private View of an Exhibition in aid of the Royal London Society for the Blind at Pullbrook and Gould, 127 Sloane Street, London SW1.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.


5 July: The Duchess of Kent this evening attended a concert in aid of the Chailey Heritage Appeal at the Barbican Centre, the Barbican, London EC2.

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.


5 July: Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, this afternoon presided at congregations for the conferment of Degrees and Honorary Degrees at Lancaster University.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.


The Queen opens the new Police Headquarters at Hyde Park, London W1; and opens the new Queen Elizabeth Gate at Hyde Park Corner, London SW1; Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Gate Appeal, attends. The Duke of Edinburgh, President, the City and Guilds of London Institute, presents the 1993 City and Guilds Prince Philip Medal and Silver and Bronze Medals; attends a Luncheon at the Inn on the Park, London W1; and later, as Patron, attends a concert in aid of Voluntary Service Overseas at the Barbican, London EC2. The Prince of Wales, Patron, Macmillan Nurse Appeal, visits the new cancer support unit at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex; and, as President, Prince of Wales' Advisory Group on Disability, visits SmithKline Beecham, One New Horizons Court, Brentford, Middlesex. The Princess of Wales opens the new Early Years Unit at Broadwater Primary School, London SW17. The Princess Royal gives an Opening Address at the Residential Meeting of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; and, as Chancellor, London University, opens the 'Chemistry II' extension, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London SW7. The Duke of Gloucester visits the Royal Agricultural Society Show at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, attends a Concert in the Pitville Pump Room, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; and later, as Patron, Royal School, Bath, Avon, attends the Founders' Day. The Duchess of Kent visits Avon Orthopaedic Centre at Southmead General Hospital, Westbury-on-Trim; visits St Peter's Hospice, Knowle; and opens the Maples Residential Home, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon. Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, presides at Ceremonies for the conferment of Degrees at Lancaster University.

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.

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Kensington Gardens, Sirocco Quintet, 12.30pm-2pm.