Court Circular

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2 March: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

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

2 March: The Princess Royal, President of Patrons, Crime Concern, this morning attended the Tackling Youth Crime One-day Workshop, Cave Castle Golf Hotel, South Cave, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Humberside (Mr Anthony Bethell).

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, later visited the fund's shop, 61-63 Silver Street, Doncaster, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Neill).

The Princess Royal this afternoon visited the Dearne Valley Business School, High Melton, Doncaster.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, afterwards visited the bureau, the Park Road Centre, Mexborough.

Finally The Princess Royal visited the Thurnscoe Managed Workshops, Hickleton, Doncaster.

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.


2 March: The Duke of Gloucester was present at a luncheon given by the Right Hon the Lord Mayor (Sir Francis McWilliams) at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London EC4.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


2 March: Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited Linden Lodge School, Princes Way, London SW19.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.


The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Royal Mail Midlands headquarters, Birmingham; attends an Employers' Awareness Day at Employment Services, Placing Assessment and Counselling Team, Edgbaston, Birmingham; President of Patrons, Crime Concern, visits the Solihull crime reduction programme, Keeper's Lodge, Birmingham; and later, as a member, the Lady Jockeys' Association of Great Britain, attends a fund-raising evening at Wembley Greyhound Stadium, Middlesex. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Corps of Transport, attends a Luncheon given by the Colonel's Commandant at Buller Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire.

Changing of the Guard

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