Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

30 July: Mr Alan Shave was received by The Queen on his appointment as Governor of Anguilla.

Mrs Shave was also received by Her Majesty.

His Excellency Senor Ignacio Arcaya was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Venezuela to the Court of St James.

His Excellency was accompanied by the following members of the Embassy: Captain Nelson Eljuri (Military Attache), Senora Elena Mora (Counsellor), Senora Arancha Elorza (Second Secretary) and Senor Roberto Barraez- D'Lucca (Second Secretary) and Senor Alfonso Montes (Attache).

Senora de Arcaya was also received by Her Majesty.

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

Mr Giles FitzHerbert (British Ambassador to the Republic of Venezuela) had an audience of The Queen.

Mrs FitzHerbert was also received by Her Majesty.

The Honourable Mr Justice Tuckey had the honour of being received by The Queen upon his appointment as a Judge of the High Court of Justice, when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Bachelor.

The Right Hon John Smith was received in audience by The Queen upon taking up his post as Leader of the Opposition.

Mrs Smith was also received by Her Majesty.

By command of The Queen, Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Oxfordshire, was present at Royal Air Force Brize Norton this afternoon upon the arrival of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and welcomed Their Majesties on behalf of Her Majesty.

30 July: The Prince Edward this evening attended a performance of The Card at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Berkshire, on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary.

KENSINGTON PALACE

30 July: The Princess of Wales attended the film premiere of Far and Away in aid of Mencap and as Patron, Relate, at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London WC2.

Miss Anne Beckwith-Smith and Captain Edward Musto, RM were in attendance.

30 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon today visited Norfolk, and was received on arrival by Mr Jonathon Peel (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk).

Her Royal Highness visited Anglian Water and opened the Whitlingham Treatment Works, Norwich.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, having been entertained at luncheon, planted a tree to inaugurate Anglian Water's woodland plantation, to be named The Princess Margaret Wood.

The Hon Mrs Wills was in attendance.

Luncheon

30 July: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today held a Lunch Party at Buckingham Palace. The guests were:

The Right Hon Betty Boothroyd MP (Speaker of The House of Commons); Miss Patricia Hodge (Actress); Mr Simon Armson (Chief Executive, The Samaritans); Mr Neil Clarke (Chairman, British Coal); Professor David Grahame-Smith (Chairman, Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs); Mr Peter Morgan (Director General, Institute of Directors); Professor Ghillean Prance (Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew); Mr Giles Shepard (Managing Director, Savoy Group); Major-General Sir Simon Cooper (Master of the Household, designate); Wing Commander David Walker (Equerry in Waiting).

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: Office Manager

Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: Have you been doing a brilliant job in an admi...

Surrey County Council: Senior Project Officer (Fixed Term to Feb 2019)

£26,498 - £31,556: Surrey County Council: We are looking for an outgoing, conf...

Recruitment Genius: Interim Head of HR

£50000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you an innovative, senior H...

Recruitment Genius: Human Resources and Payroll Administrator

£20000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client, a very well respect...

Day In a Page

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003