Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

9 November: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and the Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia arrived in London today on a State Visit to The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Princess Royal and Commander Timothy Laurence RN welcomed Their Majesties on behalf of The Queen at Gatwick Airport, London.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and The Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia travelled by train to Victoria Railway Station and were met by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Their Majesties, accompanied by Her Majesty and His Royal Highness, drove in a Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace with a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry.

Gun Salutes were fired in Green Park by the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, and at the Tower of London by the Honourable Artillery Company.

Guards of Honour were provided at Gatwick Airport by The Queen's Colour Squadron of the Royal Air Force, at Victoria Station by the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards and at Buckingham Palace by the Queen's Guard (1st Battalion Irish Guards).

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia this afternoon drove to Westminster Abbey where His Majesty laid a Wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

Later, at St James's Palace, His Majesty received an Address of Welcome by the Lord Mayor and Councillors of the City of Westminster.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and The Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia visited Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) subsequently called on The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening gave a State Banquet in honour of The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and The Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia at which Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Princess of Wales, The Prince Edward, The Princess Royal and Commander Timothy Laurence RN, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy were present.

The following had the honour of being invited:

SUITE of The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia

and The Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia

Dato' Seri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak (Minister-in-Attendance, Minister of Defence) and Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Dato' Abdul Halim Ali (Officer-in-Attendance, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Datin Teh Zahariah Jahidin, Dato' Omardin bin Dato Seri Abdul Wahab (Chief of Protocol) and Datin Rohani Mohd. Khalil, Dato' Haji Zubir Haji Ali (Grand Chamberlain) and Dato Dr Chan Fook Kau (Personal Physician).

SPECIALLY ATTACHED in attendance upon

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and The

Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia

Mrs John Dugdale (Lady-in-Waiting) and the Viscountess Boyne, Mr Duncan Slater (High Commissioner at Kuala Lumpur) and Mrs Slater, and Major James Patrick (Equerry in Waiting).

AMBASSADORS and HIGH COMMISSIONERS

His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador and Senora de Rosales-Rivera, His Excellency the High Commissioner for Malaysia and Datin Jamaiyah Kamarudin, His Excellency the High Commissioner for the Eastern Caribbean States and Mrs Gunn, His Excellency the High Commissioner for the Republic of Singapore and Mrs Fauziah Aziz, His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium and Baroness Dehennin, His Excellency the High Commissioner for New Zealand and Mrs Gair, His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand and Mrs Jotikasthira, His Excellency the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and Madam Al Gurg, His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Chile and Senora Carmen Errazuriz, and His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea and Mrs Chung Ja Roe.

MEMBERS of the MALAYSIAN

HIGH COMMISSION

Mr Haji Salim Hashim (Deputy High Commissioner) and Mrs Hashim, Mr Zakaria Sulong (Counsellor) and Mrs Sulong, and Mr Riza Selahettin (First Secretary).

The CABINET

The Lord Chancellor and the Lady Mackay of Clashfern, the Prime Minister and Mrs Major, the Lord Privy Seal and Lady Wakeham, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and the Hon Mrs Douglas Hurd, and the Secretary of State for Health and Mr Peter Bottomley MP.

SPECIAL INVITATIONS

The Archibishop of Canterbury and Mrs Carey, the Right Hon the Speaker, the Earl Marshal and the Duchess of Norfolk, the Earl and Countess of Limerick, Field Marshal the Lord and Lady Bramall, the Lord Jenkins of Hillhead and Dame Jennifer Jenkins; the Right Hon the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress; the Right Hon John Smith and Mrs Smith, the Right Hon James Molyneaux MP; the Right Hon Paddy Ashdown MP and Mrs Ashdown, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Peter and Lady Harding, Admiral Sir Benjamin and Lady Bathurst, Sir Robin and Lady Butler, Sir Donald and Lady Hawley, Sir David and Lady Gillmore, Sir Neville and Lady Marriner, Sir Colin and Lady Marshall, Sir Paul and Lady Girolami, Sir Ralph and Lady Robins, Sir Desmond and Lady Pitcher, Major-General Robert and Mrs Corbett, Mr and Mrs Richard Evans, Mr Martin Laing, Mr and Mrs Sean Kerly, Mr and Mrs Nicholas Baring, Professor and Mrs Colin Campbell, Mr and Mrs Edward George, Mr Nicholas Hare and Mrs Raina Ho, Mr and Mrs Alan Jones, Professor and Mrs Anthony Jones, Mr and Mrs Simon Keswick, Mr and Mrs Charles Moore, Professor and Mrs Stewart Sutherland, Dr and Mrs Keith Taylor, and Mr and Mrs Edmund Wallis.

Mrs Robert de Pass has succeeded the Lady Susan Hussey as Lady-in- Waiting to The Queen.

9 November: The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of London, this afternoon opened the Library of the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1.

CLARENCE HOUSE

9 November: The Hon Mrs Rhodes has succeeded Dame Frances Campbell-Preston as Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

YORK HOUSE

9 November: The Duke of Kent, President, this afternoon attended a lecture at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, Whitehall, London SW1.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

9 November: Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, this afternoon presented the CF Achiever's Awards for 1993 at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen visits the North London Hospice. The Duke of Edinburgh visits the International Society for Trenchless Technology, London SW1; as President, National Playing Fields Associaton, presents the President's Certificates for 1993 at Buckingham Palace; and as Admiral of the Fleet, attends a dinner at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, London SW1. The Princess of Wales, President, Barnardos, attends the Champion Children Awards Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2. The Princess Royal, President, Animal Health Trust, attends Industry Committee Meeting at Buckingham Palace; as President, Animal Health Trust, attends the 1993 Equestrian Awards Luncheon, Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1; and as Past Master, the Worshipful Company of Farriers, attends a Craft Committee Meeting, Horserace Betting Levy Board, London SW1. The Duke of Kent, Chairman, the National Electronics Council, attends a Council Meeting followed by the Mountbatten Memorial Lecture and dinner at the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London WC2. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, attends the Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund Christmas Fair Preview, Royal Horticultural New Hall, London SW1. Princess Alexandra attends a service of thanksgiving for the 150th Anniversary of the Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest at Trinity Methodist Church, London E14, followed by a reception; and attends a dinner given by the London Appeals Committee of the Imperial Cancer Fund at Quaglino's, London SW1.

Buckingham Palace

The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace opens between 10am and 5pm. The Royal Mews opens between 12pm and 4pm, and last admission is at 3.30pm.

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 provide by the Irish Guards.

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