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Court Circular


11 October: The Prince Edward this afternoon opened the Touchbase Communications outlet at Holborn Tower, 137 High Holborn, London WC1.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening held a meeting at Buckingham Palace.

11 October: The Princess Royal, Patron, the National Autistic Society, this morning visited the Centre for Social and Communication Disorders, Elliott House, 113 Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent.

Her Royal Highness later opened Tonbridge and Malling Housing Association's new sheltered scheme for the elderly in Tonbridge, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Kent (the Lord Kingsdown).

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Butler Trust, this afternoon visited HM Prison Blantyre House, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent.

Her Royal Highness, Honorary President, Chartered Institute of Transport, this evening was installed as President of the Institute at the Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London W1.

Mrs William Nunneley was in attendance.


11 October: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon today visited Sheffield, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire (Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Neill).

Her Royal Highness visited the Northern General Hospital and opened the Firth Wing.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, later visited Kelham Island Industrial Museum.

Lady Aird was in attendance.

11 October: The Duchess of Gloucester, President, Royal School of Needlework, this evening presented the Apprentices' Certificates at a Reception held at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.

11 October: Prince Michael of Kent was represented by Mr Walter Hayes (Chairman, Aston Martin Lagonda) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir David Brown which was held in St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London SW1, this morning.


The Queen holds an investiture; and hands over the keys of Land Rovers purchased by the Leonard Cheshire Foundation, for use on Commonwealth projects, to the High Commissioners of Swaziland, Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe in the Quadrangle of Buckingham Palace. The Princess of Wales visits Edward House, a centre for helping children with cancer and their families, Edgbaston, Birmingham; plants a tree at Birmingham Cathedral to commemorate its restoration work; opens the Obstetric Unit at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital; and as Patron, British Red Cross Youth, attends a performance of La Boheme in aid of the British Red Cross Victims of War Former Yugoslavia Appeal at the London Coliseum, London WC2. The Princess Royal, President, Chartered Institute of Transport, attends the International Council Meeting, London W1; and attends a private viewing of 'The Horse in the Environment' ILPH Art Exhibition, the Mall Galleries, London SW1. The Duchess of Gloucester opens the Bournemouth Churches Housing Association Limited's new supported accommodation for homeless people, Bournemouth; and later opens Bartley Court, an extension to the East Borough Housing Trust's existing sheltered accommodation for the elderly, Wimborne, Dorset.

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; 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.

Windsor Castle

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