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Court Circular


17 June: The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.


17 June: The Princess of Wales today visited Cambridge and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire (Mr James Crowden).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, International Spinal Research Trust, this morning visited the Departments of Physiology and Anatomy at Cambridge University.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, British Lung Foundation, this afternoon visited the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard.

Her Royal Highness afterwards opened the Papworth Trust's Disability Resource Centre at Papworth Everard.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

17 June: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Notting Hill Housing Trust, this morning visited the Head Office at Paddenswick Road, London W6 and subsequently visited an Area Office at Gayford Road, London W12.

In the afternoon Her Royal Highness, Honorary Freeman, the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers, visited the Company's Tercentenary Exhibition at Saddlers' Hall, 40 Gutter Lane, London EC2.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.


17 June: The Duchess of Kent, Patron, United Response this morning visited the Pictureframer Project, the Miller's Yard, Gilleygate, York and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire (Sir Marcus Worsley, Bt). Her Royal Highness then visited the University of York, Heslington, York.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon attended a Choral Evensong Service at Selby Abbey, Selby and later opened the Communal Lounge at the Walker Barstow Home, Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire.

Mrs Peter Troughton and Miss Helen Tughan were in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Royal Fellow, this evening attended the Summer Exhibition and Soiree at the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

Commander Roger Walker, RN was in attendance.


Prince Edward, Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, attends a lunch in support of the award at the De Vere Hotel and afterwards visits participants of the award at the Superbowl, Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon, Wiltshire; as Chairman, also attends 'Challenge at Work' reception to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Avon Industrial Project at Leigh Court, Abbotsleigh, Bristol. The Princess Royal, Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, attends the Wales Conference on Deaf-Blindness, Cardiff; and later, as President, the Missions to Seamen, opens the Flying Angel Centre, Cardiff Docks, Cardiff. The Duchess of Gloucester visits the Study Preparatory School, London SW19, on the occasion of the school's centenary; and later attends a concert in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey. Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Institute of the Motor Industry, visits the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club.

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.