Court Circular


16 June: The Queen honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Cardigan and was received by Major W. Kemmis Buckley (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Dyfed).

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Llandudno and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Gwynedd (Mr Meuric Rees).

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis 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 Departure of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and bade farewell to Their Majesties on behalf of Her Majesty.


16 June: The Duke of York this evening attended the Royal Naval Association Reception at St James's Palace.

Captain Neil Blair RN was in attendance.

16 June: The Prince Edward, President, the Lord's Taverners, this evening attended the Eve of Lord's Test Dinner, the London Hilton, Park Lane, London W1.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

16 June: The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this morning attended a Branches Advisory Committee Meeting and Luncheon, Mary Datchelor House, 17 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London SE5.

The Countess of Lichfield was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Victim Support, this afternoon attended the seventh Meeting of the Victim Support Advisory Board, Church House, Westminster, London SW1.


16 June: The Duke and Duchess of Kent, this evening attended the Twentieth Century American Ball, as Patrons, at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1.

Mrs Peter Troughton and Captain the Honourable Tom Coke were in attendance.


16 June: Princess Alexandra, Deputy Honorary Colonel of the Royal Yeomanry, this evening attended a Reception at the Royal College of Physicians, St Andrew's Place, Regent's Park, London NW1.

The Lady Nicholas Gordon Lennox was in attendance.


The Princess of Wales, Patron, International Spinal Research Trust, visits the Departments of Physiology and Anatomy at Cambridge University; as Patron, British Lung Foundation, visits the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge; and opens the Papworth Trust's Disability Resource Centre. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Notting Hill Housing Trust, visits the Head Office at Paddenswick Road, London W6, and the area office at Gayford Road, London W12. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, visits the United Response Picture Framer Project, York; opens the Community Lounge of the Walker Barstow Home, York; visits York University; and attends an Evensong Service at Selby Abbey, Selby, Yorkshire. Prince Michael of Kent attends the Paris Air Show.

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.