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Court Circular


16 July: The Queen was represented by the Lord Camoys, Lord-in-Waiting, at the Funeral of Sir Edwin Arrowsmith, formerly Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Falkland Islands, which was held in All Saints' Church, Fulham, London SW6, today.

17 July: The Queen visited Greater Manchester today and was received by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester (Colonel John Timmins) and the Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester (Councillor W. Egerton).

Her Majesty visited the British Council, Medlock Street, to open their new Headquarters and was received by the Chairman, British Council (Sir Martin Jacomb).

After touring the building, The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

At the Central Library, Her Majesty was received by the Director of Libraries and Theatres, Manchester City Council (Mr David Owen) and was presented with a Souvenir Brochure of the Opening of the Central Library by King George V in 1934.

The Queen visited the new Metrolink Station, St Peter's Square, and was received by the Minister of State for Public Transport (Mr Roger Freeman MP), the Chairman, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority (Councillor Joe Clarke), and the Chairman, Metrolink (Councillor Jack Flanagan).

Her Majesty opened the Metrolink and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Queen subsequently travelled by Metrolink to Bury Interchange Station and was received by the Mayor of Bury (Councillor Winston Ramsey).

Her Majesty honoured the Mayor and members of Bury Metropolitan Borough Council with her presence at luncheon in the Town Hall.

This afternoon The Queen opened the Hopwood Hall College, Middleton, Rochdale, and was received by the Mayor of Rochdale (Councillor Anthony Hopwood), the Chair of Governors, Hopwood Hall College (Councillor Henry West), and the Director (Mr Ray Wailes).

Her Majesty toured the College and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Queen later visited Oldham and was received by the Mayor of Oldham (Councillor Norman Bennett).

Her Majesty attended a Garden Party in Alexandra Park, Glodwick, Oldham, and met representatives of the Ten Boroughs of Greater Manchester, the British Council, the Passenger Transport Authority and the County of Greater Manchester.

The Duchess of Grafton, Sir Kenneth Scott, and Wing Commander David Walker RAF were in attendance.

By command of The Queen, the Lord Camoys, Lord-in-Waiting, was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Departure of the Governor-General of Belize, and bade farewell to Her Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.


17 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visited the Royal School for Deaf Children Margate this afternoon on the occasion of the School's Bi- Centenary.

The Lady Margaret Colville and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.


17 July: The Prince of Wales today visited Wanborough and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire (Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs).

The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, attended an Employees in the Community Action Day Conference at the Allied Dunbar Training Centre, Wanborough, Wiltshire.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, the London Symphony Chorus, attended the First Night of the Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7.

Miss Anne Beckwith-Smith and Mr Patrick Jephson were in attendance.

17 July: The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Ash (Action on Smoking and Health), this afternoon presented the ASH and British Heart Foundation Awards at the London Hilton Park Lane, London W1. Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


17 July: The Duke of Kent, Chancellor of the University of Surrey, today presided at Ceremonies for the Conferment of Degrees in Guildford Cathedral. Sir Richard Buckley was in attendance.


The Prince of Wales, Chancellor, University of Wales, today officiates at the Honorary Degree Ceremony at University of Wales College, Cardiff. The Duke of York tomorrow attends the final day of the Open Championship at Muirfield, Edinburgh.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regi ment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.

Bands playing in

the Royal Parks

TODAY: St James's Park, Eltham Concert Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Regent's Park, Southern Concert Brass, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm. TOMORROW: St James's Park, Eltham Concert Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Regent's Park, Southern Concert Brass, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Hyde Park, Beckenham Concert Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Greenwich Park, Epsom and Ewell Silver Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm.