Court Circular


14 June: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a Luncheon party for the Knights Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter at which Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Princess of Wales and The Duke and Duchess of Kent were present.

The following had the honour of being invited:

Sir Cennydd Traherne, the Earl of Waldegrave and the Lady Forteviot, the Earl and Countess of Longford, the Lord Shackleton and the Hon Mrs Bergel, the Marquess and Marchioness of Abergavenny, the Lord and Lady Wilson of Rievaulx, the Duke and Duchess of Grafton, the Lord and Lady Hunt, the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Lewin, the Lord and Lady Richardson of Duntisbourne, the Marquis and Marchioness of Normanby, the Lord and Lady Carrington, the Lord Callaghan of Cardiff, the Viscount Leverhulme and the Hon Mrs Heber-Percy, the Lord and Lady Hailsham of St Marylebone, the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, Field Marshal the Lord Bramall and the Lady Bramall, the Right Hon Sir Edward Heath MP, the Viscount and Viscountess Ridley, the Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover, the Bishop of Winchester (Prelate), the Dean of Windsor (Register), Dr Conrad Swan (Garter), Admiral Sir Richard Thomas (Black Rod), Mr Hubert Chesshyre (Secretary), Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Mather (Secretary, Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood), Mr James Bowes-Lyon (Page of Honour), Mr Rory Penn (Page of Honour) and the Earl of Mornington (Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother).

A Service was held in St George's Chapel this afternoon.

The Hon Mary Morrison has succeeded Mrs John Dugdale as Lady-in- Waiting to The Queen.

14 June: The Princess Royal, Patron, Crucial Crew Project, this morning attended the Crucial Crew event, Ritchie Camp, Kirknewton, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for West Lothian (the Earl of Morton).

Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Commander Timothy Laurence RN, this evening attended a Dinner on board HMS Amazon, Pool of London, London EC3.


14 June: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, the Royal Ballet, this afternoon left Royal Air Force Northolt to visit Paris and was received at Northolt by Mr Richard Narich (Minister-Councillor, French Embassy).

Mrs Jane Stevens and Major the Lord Napier and Ettrick were in attendance.

14 June: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, London Orpheus Choir, today received Mr Colin Evans, Chairman and Mr James Gaddarn, Conductor of the Choir.


The Duke of York opens the new golf clubhouse at Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire. Princess Margaret, President of the Royal Ballet, attends the opening Gala Performance of Mayerling in Paris. The Duke of Kent, Trustee, attends a Trustees' Meeting, at the Science Museum, Wroughton, Wiltshire. Princess Alexandra, Vice-President of the British Red Cross Society, attends a reception and dinner being given by the Edinburgh branch in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, as guests of honour, attend a concert at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, in aid of Cancer Research at the Royal Free Hospital.

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.

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