Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

9 July: The Queen, Patron, this morning visited the Army Rifle Association at Bisley for the Centenary Meeting and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton), the President (General Sir David Ramsbotham) and the Chairman (Brigadier Eric Barker).

Her Majesty visited Century Range to witness the competition in progress and subsequently presented The Queen's Medal to winners from each Service.

The Queen afterwards honoured the President with her presence at Luncheon.

The Lady Susan Hussey, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes, Major-General Brian Pennicott and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk (Sir Joshua Rowley Bt).

His Royal Highness, Patron, afterwards visited the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, and attended a Luncheon given by the Ipswich Port Authority at the Old Custom House, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Sir Brian McGrath was in attendance.

By command of The Queen, Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Oxfordshire) was present at Royal Air Force Brize Norton this afternoon upon the Arrival of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and welcomed Their Majesties on behalf of Her Majesty.

9 July: The Princess Royal, accompanied by Commander Timothy Laurence RN, left Royal Air Force Northolt this morning for a visit to Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Her Royal Highness was received on arrival at Royal Air Force Northolt by the Ambassador of Mongolia (His Excellency Mr Choisurengyn Baatar) and Sir David Muirhead (Special Representative for the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs).

Mrs William Nunneley, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Gibbs and Mr John Haslam were in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

9 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother this afternoon unveiled the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, near Dover.

The Lady Grimthorpe, Sir Alastair Aird and Captain the Hon Edward Dawson- Damer were in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

9 July: The Princess of Wales left Heathrow Airport, London, this evening for a visit to the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Mr Patrick Jephson and Mr Geoffrey Crawford were in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

9 July: The Duchess of Kent this morning opened a Linear Accelerator Suite at the Department of Clinical Oncology, Northampton General Hospital, Billing Road, Northamptonshire, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire (Mr John Lowther).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund, later attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the work of Macmillan Nurses at All Saints' Church, George Row, Northampton.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon opened a Study Centre at Cynthia Spencer House, Kettering Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Chancellor, the University of Surrey, this afternoon presided at the Conferment of Degrees Ceremony in Guildford Cathedral, Surrey.

His Royal Highness later attended the Metropolitan Police Horse Show and Tournament at the Mounted Training Establishment, Imber Court, East Molesey, Surrey.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Princess Royal, accompanied by Commander Timothy Laurence RN, today starts a visit to Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Royal Automobile Club, tomorrow presents the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: 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. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

TODAY: St James's Park, Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Regent's Park, British Airways Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm. TOMORROW: St James's Park, Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Regent's Park, British Airways Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Hyde Park, City of Oxford Silver Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Greenwich Park, KM Band (Medway), 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm.

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