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Court circular


1 June: The Right Hon Norman Lamont MP was received in audience by The Queen and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, National Federation of Housing Associations, this afternoon visited the Hyde Housing Association, Lee Green, London SE12.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron, London Federation of Boys' Clubs, this evening attended a Dinner at Spencer House, London SW1.

Mr Brian McGrath was in attendance.

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

1 June: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

1 June: The Princess Royal this afternoon opened the Sewage Treatment Plant for Severn Trent Water, Avening Village, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Gloucestershire (Mr Henry).


1 June: The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited patients and supporters of Tetbury Hospital and Tetbury Hospital Trust, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Trust, this evening attended a Summer Banquet in aid of the trust, Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn, Windsor, Berkshire.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.


1 June: The Princess of Wales, Patron, Turning Point, this morning attended a Women's Mental Health Conference, Grovelands Priory Hospital, the Bourne, Southgate, London N14.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

1 June: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon today attended a Reception to inaugurate the Exhibition 'Coronation Robes - Three Centuries of Royal Splendour', in the State Apartments at Kensington Palace.

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

1 June: The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Homoepathic Trust, this afternoon was present at a Garden Party to mark the 90th Anniversary of Tunbridge Wells Homoeopathic Hospital, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

His Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Kent (The Right Hon Robin Leigh-Pemberton).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


1 June: The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in- Chief, the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, today received General Sir John Wilsey, Colonel of the Regiment.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, this evening attended a concert in aid of the West Midlands Macmillan Nurses Appeal at the Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of West Midlands (The Right Hon The Earl of Aylesford).

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.