Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

31 July: His Excellency Dr Humayun Khan and Begum Khan were received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon His Excellency relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for Pakistan in London.

His Excellency Senor Fernando Zelaya 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 Nicaragua to the Court of St James.

His Excellency was accompanied by the following members of the Embassy: Senora Ligia Dent (Vice Consul and Second Secretary) and Senora Veronica Bosco Gomez (Cultural Attache).

Senora de Zelaya 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.

The Lord Wilson of Tillyorn was received by The Queen upon relinquishing his appointment as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong.

The Lady Wilson was also received by Her Majesty.

Mr Patrick Eyers (British Ambassador at Amman) had an audience of The Queen.

Mrs Eyers was also received by Her Majesty.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Visitor, this morning visited the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and opened the Nursery and also the Western Conference Centre.

His Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester (Colonel John Timmins).

The Duke of Edinburgh later visited PPG Industries (UK) Limited Fibre Glass Division, Hindley Green, Wigan, and opened their new plant.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Ravenshead Renaissance Limited's Greenbank Land Reclamation Project.

The Duke of Edinburgh then opened Pilkington Glass Limited's new Float Glass Factory at St Helens, Merseyside.

His Royal Highness was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Merseyside (Mr Henry Cotton).

Lieutenant-Commander Malcolm Sillars RN and Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF were in attendance.

31 July: The Duke of York, Patron, this afternoon visited the Simon Weston Spirit Centre, Shand House, Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd- Edwards, RNR).

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in- Chief of The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), this evening took the Salute at a massed Bands display given by Bands of The Prince of Wales's Division in Cardiff Castle.

Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton was in attendance.

31 July: The Prince Edward, Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today attended the Award Scheme Golfing Society's Golden Putter Competition Lunch and Prizegiving at Wentworth, Surrey.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

31 July: The Prince of Wales, President, this evening attended a Michael Jackson Concert in aid of The Prince's Trust at Wembley Stadium.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales today visited the West Midlands and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands (the Earl of Aylesford).

Her Royal Highness this morning opened Wolverhampton Police Station at Bilston Street, Wolverhampton.

The Princess of Wales this afternoon opened the Wooden Spoon Pre- School Centre, Lode Lane, Solihull.

Finally Her Royal Highness, President, Barnardo's, attended a celebration of 100 years of volunteer support at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel, West Midlands.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen Mother attends a Service at St Peter's Church, Thurso, to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes and the 70th Anniversary of the Caithness Federation of SWRI.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: 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 Irish Guards.

TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am.

Bands playing in

the Royal Parks

TODAY: St James's Park, Merton Concert Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm. Regent's Park, Romando and his Gypsy Band, 12.30pm- 2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.

TOMORROW: St James's Park, Merton Concert Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Regent's Park, Romando and his Gypsy Band, 3pm- 4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Hyde Park, Chelmsford Silver Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Greenwich Park, Tilbury Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm- 7.30pm.

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