Court Circular

BALMORAL CASTLE

1 October: The Duke of York this afternoon arrived in Gibraltar in HMS Cottesmore.

His Royal Highness was subsequently received at the Convent by the Governor and Commander-in- Chief of Gibraltar (His Excellency Field Marshal Sir John Chapple).

Captain Neil Blair RN, Mr Geoffrey Crawfurd and Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton were in attendance.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

1 October: The Princess Royal, Patron, the National Autistic Society, this morning visited Priory Annexe, Storm House School, St Wilford Road, Cantley, Doncaster, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Neill).

Her Royal Highness, President of Patrons, Crime Concern, later visited Rotherham Crime Reduction Programme and Keepsafe Project, Bethel Road, Eastwood, Rotherham.

The Princess Royal, Patron, this afternoon opened the new Victim Support Office, Room 203, Golden Smithy House, Golden Smithies Lane, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham.

Her Royal Highness afterwards opened the new premises of Voluntary Action Barnsley, 23 Queens Road, Barnsley.

The Princess Royal, President, Royal Yachting Association, later opened the Pennine Sailing Club's new premises, Winscar Reservoir, Dunford Bridge, Barnsley.

Miss Victoria Legge-Bourke was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

1 October: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, today visited Royal Air Force Lossiemouth, and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Morayshire (Captain Sir Iain Tennant KT).

The Hon Mrs Wills was in attendance.

1 October: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Bobath Centre (for Children with Cerebral Palsy), today opened the Centre's new premises at 250 East End Road, London N2.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

1 October: The Duchess of Kent this morning visited Royal Air Force St Athan, near Cardiff, Wales.

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, President, the Engineering Council, this evening attended the tenth Anniversary Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Engineers at Guildhall, London EC2.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of York visits Gibraltar.

Buckingham Palace

TODAY: The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace opens between 10am and 5pm. TOMORROW: The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace opens between 2pm and 5pm.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Scots Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Irish Guards. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Windsor Castle

TODAY: The Precincts at Windsor Castle open between 10.30am and 4pm. The State Apartments open between 10.30am and 5pm. TOMORROW: The Precincts at Windsor Castle open between 10.30am and 4pm. The State Apartments open between 10.30am and 5pm.

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