Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

10 June: The Queen, Patron, today attended a Reception at Guildhall to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund and was received by Alderman Sir Robin Gillett (Lord Mayor Locum Tenens) and the Chairman (Firemaster Ian Adam).

Mrs John Dugdale, Sir Kenneth Scott and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart- Wilson were in attendance.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening were entertained at Dinner by the Chiefs of Staff at Admiralty House and were received by the Chief of the Defence Staff (Marshal of the Air Force Sir Peter Harding).

The Duchess of Grafton and the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes were in attendance.

Today is the Seventy-Second Anniversary of the Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness, Chancellor, today conferred Honorary Degrees at Cambridge University.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

10 June: The Princess Royal, President, the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, today attended the Royal Cornwall Show, the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall (the Viscount Falmouth).

Lady Carew-Pole was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

10 June: The Prince of Wales today visited Abbotsbury and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset (the Lord Digby).

His Royal Highness this morning opened the Raglan Housing Association rural scheme, Glebe Close.

The Prince of Wales later visited the Swannery to commemorate the Six-Hundredth Anniversary celebrations.

Commander Robert Fraser RN was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

10 June: The Princess of Wales this evening attended a Gala Dinner at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2, to celebrate the launch of the gallery's renovation appeal.

Mrs Max Pike and Captain Edward Musto RM were in attendance.

10 June: The Duke of Gloucester today visited the South of England Agricultural Society Show, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

His Royal Highness was received by Major-General Sir Philip Ward (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester this morning took the Salute at the Founder's Day Parade, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3.

In the evening Her Royal Highness attended a Concert in support of the London International String Quartet Competition at Middle Temple Hall, London EC4.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

10 June: The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, this morning visited the 6th Battalion at Summer Camp, Longmoor, Liss, Hampshire.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon opened the Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar Road, Carlisle and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria (Sir Charles Graham Bt).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle; the Carlisle Campus of the Northumbria University of Newcastle and opened the Information Centre at the Birdoswald Roman Fort and Visitor Centre, Gilsland, Brampton, Cumbria.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

10 June: Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited Merseyside and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Merseyside (Mr Henry E. Cotton).

Her Royal Highness opened the Field Lane Training Hostel, Kirkby, Merseyside, and subsequently visited the Acorn Venture Farm community project at Depot Road, Kirkby.

Finally Princess Alexandra, Patron, visited the Veterinary Centre of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals at Richmond Terrace, Everton, Liverpool.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, the London Federation of Boys' Clubs, opens the Northern and Shell Tower, London E14; and as Patron and Honorary Life Fellow, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, presents the Environmental Management Awards for 1993 at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales opens the Mobility Roadshow at the Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne, Berkshire; and visits the headquarters of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, London N1. Prince Edward, Patron, attends the Cambridge Youth Theatre's performance of The Odyssey at the Drama Centre, Cambridge. The Princess Royal, the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, attends the Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Cornwall. Princess Margaret, President, Friends of the Elderly and Gentlefolk's Help, visits the Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia, London W14. The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, attends the Senior Colonel's Conference at Buckingham Palace, London SW1.

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 Coldstream Guards.

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