Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

22 July: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

The Duke of Edinburgh attended a dinner at Hampton Court Palace this evening, to mark the tercentenary of the foundation of Coutts and Company.

Mr Brian McGrath was in attendance.

22 July: The Duke of York attended a dinner at Hampton Court Palace this evening, to mark the tercentenary of the foundation of Coutts and Company. The Duchess of York was also present.

Captain Neil Blair RN was in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

22 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother today visited the East of England Show at Peterborough.

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

KENSINGTON PALACE

22 July: The Prince of Wales this evening attended a dinner given by the Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) at 10 Downing Street, London SW1.

22 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this evening attended a dinner at Hampton Court Palace to mark the tercentenary of the formation of Coutts and Company.

Lady Aird was in attendance.

22 July: The Duke of Gloucester attended a dinner at Hampton Court Palace this evening, to mark the tercentenary of the foundation of Coutts and Company.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

22 July: The Duchess of Kent, Chancellor, today presided at Congregations for the Conferment of Degrees at the University of Leeds.

Mrs Peter Wilmot-Sitwell was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board this morning visited William Cook Steel Castings Limited, Sheffield and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire (Lieutenant- Colonel Hugh Neill).

His Royal Highness this afternoon joined The Commonwealth Study Tour to Midland Bank plc, Griffen House, West Bar Green and later visited Koyo Bearings (Europe) Limited, Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The Duke of Kent attended a dinner at Hampton Court Palace this evening, to mark the tercentenary of the foundation of Coutts and Company.

Captain the Hon Tom Coke was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

22 July: Princess Alexandra was represented by Major Sir Peter Clarke at the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Earl of Iveagh which was held in St Margaret's Church, Westminster today.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh give a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace; The Duke and Duchess of Kent and Princess Alexandra also attend. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, visits the Ranfurly Library Service, London SE5. The Queen Mother visits the Women's Royal Voluntary Service Headquarters, London SW9. The Princess of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Hampshire Regiment, attends the Regiment's Farewell Parade at the Guildhall, Winchester, and a Service of Thanksgiving at Winchester Cathedral. Prince Edward takes the Salute at a performance of the Royal Tournament, Earl's Court, London SW5. Princess Margaret, Patron of the Friends of Southwark Cathedral, attends a Flower Festival at the Cathedral in aid of Crisis. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, visits the East of England Show at the Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Grenadier 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.

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