Court Circular


30 June: The Queen left Heathrow Airport, London, today for Ottawa to participate in the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada.

Her Majesty was received at the Airport by the Canadian High Commissioner (His Excellency the Hon Donald Macdonald), the Defence Adviser (Brigadier- General Darrel Dean), Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London (Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG), the Chairman, British Airways plc (the Lord King of Wartnaby) and the Managing Director, Heathrow Airport (Mr Michael Roberts).

The following are in attendance: Mrs Christina Esposito, Mrs John Dugdale, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes, Mr Robin Janvrin, Mr John Haslam, Surgeon Captain Norman Blacklock RN and Major Paul Dionne.

Mrs John Dugdale has succeeded the Lady Elton as Lady in Waiting to The Queen.


30 June: The Princess Royal, President, Federation Equestre Internationale, left Royal Air Force Lyneham today for a visit to Lausanne, Switzerland, to inaugurate their new Headquarters and was received by Her Majesty's Consul General (Mr James Paterson).

Mrs Timothy Holderness- Roddam is in attendance.


30 June: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother this afternoon visited Northamptonshire Grammar School, Pitsford Hall, Northampton, and unveiled the Foundation Stone of the new Library.

Dame Frances Campbell- Preston and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.


30 June: The Prince of Wales this morning received the Chief Constable of Gloucestershire (Mr David Pacey).

His Royal Highness, Patron, Macmillan Nurse Appeal, gave a Reception this evening for the American Associates at Highgrove House.

30 June: The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from a visit to Spain.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


30 June: The Duke of Kent, Vice- Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, this afternoon left Royal Air Force Northolt for Genoa, Italy.

His Royal Highness was received on arrival at the airport by the Italian Ambassador (His Excellency Count Giacomo Attolico) and a Special Representative from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Sir Donald Logan).

Commander Roger Walker RN is in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon attended the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, London SW19.

Mrs Peter Wilmot-Sitwell was in attendance.


The Queen Mother attends a luncheon at the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley, to mark the seventieth anniversary of the Garden Society. The Princess of Wales and The Princess Royal, as Counsellors of State, receive Mr Michael Tait, who will Kiss Hands on his appointment as British Ambassador at Tunis. The Duke of York, Patron, the USAAF Reunion, attends a reception given by the British American Forces Dining Club at St James's Palace. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Papworth and Enham Foundation for Handicapped People, attends the Papworth Trust seventy-fifth anniversary Conference at Papworth Hall, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire. The Duchess of Kent attends the Lawn Tennis Championship, Wimbledon, London SW19.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion The King's Regiment mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by The King's Regiment.

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, London Theatre Orchestra, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.