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Court Circular


5 October: The Princess Royal, President, Royal Yachting Association, this morning watched the British Blind Sailing Team squad of the Association's Seamanship Foundation training at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, Bath Road, Lymington, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Lt-Col Sir James Scott Bt).

Her Royal Highness, President, the Rural Housing Trust, this afternoon opened Bankes Cottages for the English Villages Housing Association Scheme at Heath Green Road, Studland, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset (the Lord Digby).

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.

The Princess Royal, President, the Missions to Seamen, this evening attended a Fund-Raising Reception for the London Flying Angels at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3.

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.


5 October: The Prince of Wales this morning visited the Hunter's of Brora Woollen Mills, Brora, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Sutherland (Major-General David Houston).

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Reception to launch the Foundation for Integrated Medicine at St James's Palace.


5 October: The Princess of Wales, Patron, British Red Cross Youth, this evening attended a Reception for Red Cross Volunteers and supporters at the House of Commons, London SW1.

Mrs James Lonsdale and Mr Patrick Jephson were in attendance.

5 October: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Patron, the Friends of St John's Smith Square, was present this evening at a concert to inaugurate the new Sainsbury Organ in St John's Smith Square.

Mrs Robin Benson was in attendance.


5 October: The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Variety Club of Great Britain Sunshine Coach Scheme, this afternoon attended a lunch at the Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.


5 October: Princess Alexandra, Patron of Action for Blind People, this afternoon visited the Russell Hotel, Bognor Regis, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for West Sussex (the Duke of Richmond and Gordon).

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.


The Prince of Wales makes an official visit to Istanbul to host a Sea Day on board HMY Britannia organised by British Invisibles. The Princess of Wales, Patron, the London Symphony Chorus, attends a performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Barbican Centre, London EC2. The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, attends Children in Cities 1993 Champions Luncheon and Reception, KPMG Peat Marwick, London EC4; as President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, visits Henry Poole & Co, London W1; as Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, opens the new Head Office, London N4; and as Patron, the National Autistic Society, opens a house in Hanwell, London W12. Princess Alexandra attends a Gala Performance of Sunset Boulevard in aid of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund at the Adelphi Theatre, London WC2.

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'Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Scots Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards.

Windsor Castle

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