Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

24 July: His Excellency Mr George Dove-Edwin and Mrs Dove-Edwin were received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon His Excellency relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for the Federal Republic of Nigeria in London.

His Excellency Dr AFM Yusuf was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

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

Mr M. Motahar Hossain (Deputy High Commissioner), Mr MM Reza (Economic Minister), Brigadier Sanwar Huda (Defence Adviser), Mr Anwar Hussain (Minister (Consular)), Mr Mirza Shamsuzzaman (Counsellor and Head of Chancery), Mr Shahjahan Majumder (First Secretary (Commerce)), Mr Mosud Mannan (Second Secretary (General)).

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

The Lord Vestey, Lord Prior of the Order of St John, was received by The Queen.

The Lord Waddington was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda.

Lady Waddington was also received by Her Majesty.

The Earl of Airlie KT (Lord Chamberlain) had an audience of The Queen and presented Addresses from the House of Lords to which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to make reply.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, attended the Closing Sessions of The Duke of Edinburgh's Seventh Commonwealth Study Conference in Oxford today.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

24 July: Mr Malcolm Blanch today had the honour of being received by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother when Her Majesty, on behalf of The Queen, invested him with the Insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

KENSINGTON PALACE

24 July: This evening The Prince of Wales attended a Gala Concert in aid of the new Glyndebourne Opera at Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

24 July: The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Order of St John, received Air Chief Marshal Sir David Parry-Evans on assuming his appointment as Chief Commander of St John Ambulance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

24 July: Princess Alexandra this morning opened the new Mental Health Unit of the Ealing Health Authority at Ealing Hospital, Uxbridge Road, Southall, Middlesex.

Her Royal Highness, accompanied by Sir Angus Ogilvy, this evening took the Salute at a performance of The Royal Tournament at Earl's Court.

Rear-Admiral Sir John Garnier was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Prince of Wales, President, today attends the Salisbury Spire Appeal concluding Service at Salisbury Cathedral. Princess Margaret, President of the Girl Guide Association, tomorrow visits CUBIC'92, the Cheshire Border International Camp at Church Minshull; and as Patron, the Halle Concerts Society, attends a performance by the Halle Orchestra at Tatton Park.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regi ment 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 Welsh Guards. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regi ment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 1st Battalion Irish Guards mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

TODAY: St James's Park, Metropolitan Police, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Regent's Park, Regent Brass Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm. TOMORROW: St James's Park, Metropolitan Police, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Regent's Park, Regent Brass Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Hyde Park, K M Band (Medway), 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Greenwich Park, Coventry CPA Brass Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm.

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