Court Circular


19 November: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Winchester station this morning and were received by Sir David Fraser (Deputy Lieutenant of Hampshire).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness drove to Winchester Cathedral and were received by the Bishop of Winchester (the Right Reverend Colin James) and the Dean (the Very Reverend Trevor Beeson).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service of Thanksgiving and Commitment on the occasion of the Nine Hundredth Anniversary of the Cathedral and afterwards Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, opened the new Visitors' Centre and unveiled a commemorative stone.

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this afternoon opened the new Hampshire Record Office and was received by the Chairman of Hampshire County Council (Councillor Jack Maynard), Sir Colin Stansfield Smith (County Architect) and Miss Rosemary Dunhill (County Archivist).

Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque and, with His Royal Highness, afterwards toured the new office.

The Lady Farnham, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Egham and Thorpe Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Association, this evening attended a Dinner at the Great Fosters Hotel, Egham, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

Captain Giles Inglis-Jones was in attendance.

19 November: The Princess Royal this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Hong Kong.

Mrs Timothy Holderness-Roddam was in attendance.


19 November: The Prince of Wales this morning received the Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury).


19 November: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was present this evening at the 'Touch of Tartan' Ball held at the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, in aid of the Society.

Her Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Aberdeen (Mr James Wyness).

Mrs Charles Vyvyan was in attendance.