Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

12 June: Her Majesty was present at The Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade this morning.

The Queen was accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh (Colonel, Grenadier Guards), The Duke of Kent (Colonel, Scots Gaurds), The Prince of Wales (Colonel, Welsh Guards) and The Grand Duke of Luxembourg (Colonel, Irish Guards).

Her Majesty was attended by Major- General the Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard (Colonel, The Life Guards, Gold Stick in Waiting), General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick (Colonel, The Blues and Royals), Major-General Sir George Burns (Colonel, Coldstream Guards) and Major-General Robert Corbett (Major-General Commanding the Household Division).

The Lord Somerleyton (Master of the Horse), Lieutenant-Colonel Seymour Gilbart-Denham (Crown Equerry), Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Ross, Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Mather (Mounted Equerries in Waiting), Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson (Dismounted Equerry in Waiting) and Colonel Jeremy Smith-Bingham (The Blues and Royals, Silver Stick in Waiting) were in attendance.

Colonel Richard Heywood (Colonel, Foot Guards), the Silver Stick Adjutant, Regimental Adjutants of Foot Guards and the Household Division Staff were present.

The Troops on Parade, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Biggs, Coldstream Guards (Field Officer in Brigade Waiting), received The Queen with a Royal Salute.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duchess of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy and other Members of the Royal Family drove to Horse Guards Parade and witnessed The Queen's Birthday Parade.

The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg was also present.

On the conclusion of the Parade, Her Majesty drove in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace at the head of The Queen's Guard, preceded by the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Hugh Robertson, The Life Guards, and the Massed Bands of the Guards Division.

On arrival at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Guard entered the Forecourt and formed up opposite the Old Guard, the remaining Guards marching past Her Majesty. The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery and the Household Cavalry ranked past The Queen.

Her Majesty, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by the Royal Air Force of Victor, Buccaneer and Hawk aircraft, under the command of Wing Commander Nigel Maddocks, to mark the official celebration of The Queen's Birthday.

Royal Salutes were fired today by The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park, under the command of Major Mark Houghton, and from the Tower of London Saluting Battery by the Honourable Artillery Company, under the commander of Major James Ferguson.

Her Majesty presented The Duke of Kent with his Baton upon His Royal Highness's appointment as a Field Marshal.

13 June: The Duke of Edinburgh, Trustee, this evening attended a Royal Gala Show in support of The Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the Bud Flanagan Leukaemia Fund at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, and was received by Mr John Handcock (Deputy-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

Captain Giles Inglis-Jones was in attendance.

By command of The Queen, Colonel Robert Heywood-Lonsdale (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of 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.

12 June: The Prince Edward today attended a Luncheon to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of the Coronation on board the Queen Elizabeth 2.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

13 June: The Duchess of Gloucester, Vice-Patron, Queen's Club, this afternoon presented the Prizes after the Men's Singles Final at the Stella Artois Grass Court Championships, Palliser Road, London W14.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend a Service for the Order of the Garter at St George's Chapel, Windsor; The Queen Mother, The Duke and The Duchess of Kent also attend. The Princess Royal, Patron, Crucial Crew Project, attends a Crucial Crew event hosted by the Lothian and Borders Police 'F' Division at Ritchie Camp, Kirknewton, West Lothian; and later attends a Dinner on board HMS Amazon, Pool of London, London. Princess Margaret visits Paris. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Thames Rowing Club, visits the Clubhouse, Putney.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards.

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