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Court Circular


20 July: The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, took the salute this evening at a performance of the Royal Tournament at Earl's Court.

The Duchess of Grafton, Major- General Sir Brian Pennicott, Wing Commander David Walker RAF, Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Queen was represented by Lieutenant-Commander Sir Russell Wood, Extra Gentleman Usher, at the Funeral of Sir Basil Smallpeice, formerly Administrative Adviser in The Queen's Household, which was held in Christ Church Esher, today.

20 July: The Prince Edward, Patron, the London Mozart Players, this morning received the Chairman (Mr Antony Haynes) at Windsor Castle.

His Royal Highness also received Mr Matthias Bamert on his appointment as Musical Director.

The Prince Edward, President, this afternoon departed from Royal Air Force, Benson, to attend the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Games Federation, in Barcelona, Spain.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer is in attendance.

20 July: The Princess Royal, Member, International Olympic Committee, and President, British Olympic Association, this afternoon departed from Royal Air Force, Benson, for a visit to Barcelona, Spain, to attend the 99th Session of the International Olympic Committee and the Games of the XXVth Olympiad.

Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Gibbs is in attendance.


20 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, this morning visited Walmer Lifeboat Station.

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


20 July: The Princess of Wales, Patron, National Aids Trust, visited London Lighthouse, 111/117 Lancaster Road, London W11, this morning.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

20 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was present this evening at the Tesco Charity Pro-Am Classic Golf Day held at the Royal Automobile Club, Epsom, in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, of which Her Royal Highness is President.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

Mrs Charles Vyvyan was in attendance.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh give a Garden Party. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, the British Services Everest Expedition 1992, attends a presentation and Reception following the return of the expedition, at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London SW7. The Prince of Wales visits the Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust at Walthamstow, London E17; and later opens the Parnham at Sotheby's exhibition at Sotheby's, London W1. The Duke of York takes the salute at the evening performance of the Royal Tournament at Earl's Court, London SW5. The Duke of Gloucester visits the East of England Show at the Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The Duchess of Kent, Chancellor of Leeds University, presides at the Student and Honorary Degrees Ceremonies at Leeds University.

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 Coldstream Guards.

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Metropolitan Police, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.