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Court Circular


24 June: The Queen today visited the Headquarters of the Security Service and was received by Mrs Stella Rimington (Director General).

The Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, attended the 1993 Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

24 June: The Duke of York this afternoon attended a Luncheon for CARE at 30 Pavilion Road, London SW1.

Captain Neil Blair RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, President, this evening attended an Exhibition at the Photographers' Gallery, Great Newport Street, London WC2.

Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton was in attendance.

24 June: The Princess Royal, Member, the International Olympic Committee, this morning attended the One Hundredth International Olympic Committee Session, Lausanne, Switzerland.


24 June: A delegation from the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association today had the honour of being received by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


24 June: The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, this morning received the Secretary of the Duchy of Cornwall (Sir David Landale).

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited the Royal Horticultural Society and National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.


24 June: The Princess of Wales, Patron, Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, Ironmongers' Hall, Barbican, London EC2.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

24 June: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, The Girl Guides Association, was present this evening at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Chief Commissioners' Conference held at Dyffryn House Conference Centre, Cardiff.

Her Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards).

The Lady Juliet Townsend was in attendance.

24 June: The Duke of Gloucester today visited the Number One School of Technical Training at Royal Air Force Halton and took the Salute at the final Passing Out Parade of the Aircraft Engineering Technician Apprentices.

The Duke of Gloucester was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire (Commander the Hon John Fremantle RN).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


24 June: The Duke of Kent, Patron, the American Air Museum in Britain, this evening attended a Reception at St James's Palace, London SW1.

Commander Roger Walker, RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon attended the Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, London SW19.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, President, the Automobile Association was represented by Colonel Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison at the Memorial Service for Mr Olaf Lambert which was held at Winchester Cathedral this afternoon.


The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, presents a Guidon to The Queen's Royal Lancers at Tidworth, Hampshire; as Patron, the National Playing Fields Association, inaugurates a Multi-Games Wall at Tidworth Garrison, Hampshire; and, as Patron, the Hospital Savings Association, opens Alan Child House, Andover, Hampshire. Prince Edward opens Wingham County Primary School, Canterbury, Kent; and later, as Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, attends a concert by the London Choral Society and London Musici in the Chapel followed by a Dinner in the Painted Hall, The Royal Naval College, London SE10. The Princess Royal, Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, attends an Annual Conference at the Manchester University Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester; and visits William Hulme Grammar School, Manchester. Princess Margaret attends a Garden Party for Teachers from the Commonwealth, the US and Europe at St Mary's College, Twickenham, Middlesex. The Duchess of Kent visits the Sandville Centre, Ton Kenfig, Mid- Glamorgan; and opens the new Diabetic Centre at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Wales. Prince Michael of Kent, Friend of the Moscow based New Names International Charity Programme, attends a prizegiving at the finals of the Music Competition at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

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.