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Court Circular


4 October: The Prince Edward, President, Commonwealth Games Federation, this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

4 October: The Princess Royal this morning opened the new Ophthalmology Department for the Portsmouth Hospital Trust at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott Bt).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Victim Support, afterwards opened the new premises, The Lodge, 1 Northern Parade, Hilsea, Portsmouth.

The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, this afternoon attended an activity session to celebrate the Twenty-First Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Group, George's Pony Club Field, Whippingham, East Cowes, and was received by Her Majesty's Governor and Lord- Lieutenant for Isle of Wight (the Lord Mottistone).

Mrs Timothy Holderness- Roddam was in attendance.


4 October: The Princess of Wales this morning visited the Missing Persons Bureau, Roebuck House, 284-286 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London SW14.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.


4 October: The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust, this afternoon opened the Leopold Muller Building, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.


The Prince of Wales visits the Hunter's of Brora Woollen Mills, Brora, Sutherland. The Princess of Wales, Patron, British Red Cross Youth, attends a Reception for Red Cross volunteers and supporters at the House of Commons, London SW1. The Princess Royal, President, Royal Yachting Association, views the British Blind Sailing Team squad training at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Lymington, Hampshire; as President, the Rural Housing Trust, opens an English Villages Housing Association Scheme, Bankes Cottages, Studland, Dorset; and as President, the Missions to Seamen, attends a fund-raising Reception at Trinity House, London EC3. Princess Margaret, Patron, Friends of St John's Smith Square, attends a Gala Concert to inaugurate the new Sainsbury Organ in St John's Smith Square, London SW1. Princess Alexandra, Patron of Action for Blind People, visits the Russell Hotel, Bognor Regis, West Sussex. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Variety Club of Great Britain Sunshine Coach Scheme, attends a lunch at the Royal Hospital, London SW3.

The Queen's Gallery

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

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Windsor Castle

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