Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

13 October: The Queen received His Excellency Chief Emeka Anyaoku, the Commonwealth Secretary General.

His Excellency Profesor Cyril Foray was received in audience by Her Majesty and presented the letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Republic of Sierra Leone in London.

His Excellency was accompanied by the following members of the High Commission:

Mr Modu J. Sesay (Deputy High Commissioner), Mr Foday IS Kallon (Counsellor/Head of Chancery), Mrs Alice Ballah-Conteh (Counsellor), Mr Victor A. Jones (Consular Officer), Mr AK Saracouli (Financial Attache) and Mr Sylvester Zack-Williams (Information Officer).

Mrs Foray was also received by The Queen.

Sir David Gillmore (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present and the Household-in-Waiting were in attendance.

His Excellency Monsieur Bernard Dorin and Madame Dorin were received in farewell audience by Her Majesty and took leave upon His Excellency relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the French Republic to the Court of St James's.

His Excellency Mr Tadeusz de Virion and Mrs de Virion were received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon His Excellency relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Republic of Poland to the Court of St James's.

Mr Peter Hinchcliffe was received in audience by Her Majesty and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Amman.

Mrs Hinchcliffe was also received by The Queen.

Her Majesty this afternoon opened the renovated headquarters of the Prudential Corporation, Holborn, London EC1, and was received by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor (Sir Francis McWilliams) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Camden (Councillor Ramen Bhattacharyya).

The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque before touring the building, escorted by the Chairman (Sir Brian Corby).

The Hon Mary Morrison, the Rt Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The President of the Republic of Zambia and Mrs Chiluba visited Her Majesty this evening.

13 October: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this afternoon held a meeting at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, Patron, the London Mozart Players, this evening attended a Concert and Dinner at St James's Palace.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.

13 October: The Princess Royal, President, Chartered Institute of Transport, this morning visited Waterloo International Terminal, London SE1, and afterwards visited Eurotunnel, Folkestone, Kent.

Mrs William Nunneley was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, this afternoon attended the Industry and Commerce Group Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this evening attended a Corporate Members Reception at Buckingham Palace.

KENSINGTON PALACE

13 October: The Princess of Wales, Patron, British Sports Association for the Disabled, this evening attended a Reception at 13 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1.

Viscountess Campden and Captain Edward Musto RM were in attendance.

13 October: The Duchess of Gloucester, Fellow, Queen Mary and Westfield College, this afternoon opened the new student residences at the College, University of London, E1.

Miss Suzanne Marland was in attendance.

The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, British-Mexican Society, and The Duchess of Gloucester were present at the Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner at the Naval and Military Club, 94 Piccadilly, London W1.

Mrs Howard Page and Major Nicholas Barne were in attendance.

13 October: The Duke of Kent, Vice- Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, today arrived at RAF Northolt from Denmark.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, this morning visited 20 Squadron the Royal Logistic Corps at Regent's Park Barracks, Albany Street, London NW4.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness this evening attended the Worshipful Company of Musicians Court Dinner at Stationers Hall, London EC2.

Miss Fiona Henderson was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen visits South and Mid-Glamorgan. The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Leprosy Mission, presents Special Service Awards to Mission Volunteers at Lambeth Palace, London SE1; and attends the 1993 Business Traveller Awards Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2. Prince Edward, Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, visits Boots Company to meet members of the award's industrial project in Nottingham and to present an Award Operating Authority Licence; as Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, visits BT, looks round the Customer Service Centre and lunches at Walton House, Nottingham; as Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, visits Broxtow Youth Arts Centre for a workshop given by the Northern Ballet Theatre, Nottingham; and as Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, attends the Northern Ballet Theatre's production of Cinderella followed by a dinner in the Moat House Hotel, Nottingham. The Princess Royal, as Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, addresses a Conference entitled 'Research in Practice', College of Occupational Therapists, London SE1, and as Patron, British Executive Services Overseas, attends the Annual General Meeting at the Department of Trade and Industry's Conference Hall, London SW1; and as President, Save the Children Fund, attends a 75th Private Appeals Dinner at Buckingham Palace. Princess Margaret opens the Meyerstein Institute of Oncology at the Middlesex Hospital, London W1. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, National Asthma Campaign, attends the Asthma Gift Fair at the Hurlingham Club, London SW6; and opens the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gallery of Early Egypt at the British Museum, London WC1. The Duchess of Kent visits Ninewalls Hospital, Dundee; and as Patron, visits the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council Stand at St Andrews Golf Course, St Andrews, Fife. Prince Michael of Kent, Commodore, Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, visits the unit at Aberdeen. Princess Michael of Kent, Guest of Honour, attends a Soiree Russe, as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, St James's Palace.

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; 1st Battalion Irish 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.

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