Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

6 October: The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, this morning visited Henry Poole and Company, 15 Savile Row, London W1.

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, this afternoon attended the Children in Cities 1994 Champions Luncheon at KPMG Peat Marwick, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4.

The Princess Royal, Patron, SENSE, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, later opened the new Head Office, 11-13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the National Autistic Society, afterwards opened 57 Halliday Square, Hanwell, London W12.

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

6 October: The Prince of Wales this morning departed from Royal Air Force Northolt for a visit to Istanbul.

Sir Derek Dodson (Special Representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present and took leave of His Royal Highness.

Mr Stephen Lamport and Commander Robert Fraser RN were in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

6 October: The Princess of Wales, Patron, the London Symphony Chorus, this evening attended a Performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Barbican Centre, London EC2.

Miss Alexandra Loyd and Captain Edward Musto RM were in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

6 October: Princess Alexandra and theHon Sir Angus Ogilvy this evening attended a Gala Performance of Sunset Boulevard in aid of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and SOS (Stars Organisation supporting Action for People with Cerebral Palsy) at the Adelphi Theatre, London WC2.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.

State Opening of

Parliament

Parliament will by opened by the Queen at 11.30am on Thursday 18 November 1993.

Peers who will be present at the ceremony may apply for places in the Chamber for their peeresses, or alternatively husbands, and for eldest sons or daughters above 14 years of age.

A limited number of seats in the Royal Gallery will be available for guests of members of both Houses of Parliament. Members of the House of Commons should apply for these seats to the Speaker's Secretary, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.

Applications from peers using the forms issued to those eligible should be sent to the Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW, by Friday 22 October 1993.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen visits the Kvaerner Govan Shipyard, Glasgow. The Princess of Wales, Patron, Turning Point, opens Hazel House, London SW5. Prince Edward attends the Radio Authority Lecture to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Independent Radio, Merchant Taylors' Hall, London EC2. The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, attends a Council Meeting and Luncheon, Saddlers' Hall, London EC2; and as President Elect, Chartered Institute of Transport, attends a Dinner of Past Presidents at the Royal Over-Seas League, London SW1. The Duke of Gloucester, President, Cancer Research Campaign, and The Duchess of Gloucester attend an evening of opera at St James's Palace, London SW1.

Buckingham Palace

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.

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