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).

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