Court Circular


21 September: The Duke of Kent, Chancellor of the University of Surrey, this morning attended the 1992 Conference on Engineering Education, Guildhall, Portsmouth, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott Bt).

His Royal Highness, President of the Royal Armouries Development Trust, this afternoon visited Portsmouth Enterprise Centre, Fort Nelson, Portsmouth.

Commander Roger Walker Royal Navy was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this morning visited Ilchester Cheese Company's new premises, Ilchester, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Somerset (Colonel Walter Luttrell).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited HMS Heron, Yeovilton, Somerset, and later opened the Exeter and District Hospice and was met on arrival by Sir John Palmer (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Devon).

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.


The Princess of Wales visits the Headquarters of Marie Stopes International, London W1; and as Patron, Year of Dance (1993), attends a luncheon at the Arts Council of Great Britain, London SW1. Princess Margaret, Patron, the Royal College of Nursing, attends a reception and dinner at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2, and presents the Nursing Standard / BUPA Nurse '92 Award. The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary President, Scottish Society of Architect Artists, opens the Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. The Duke of Kent, Patron of the London Philharmonic, attends a fundraising gala concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. Princess Alexandra presents the Royal Humane Society's Testimonial on Vellum to No 293 (Cowbridge) Squadron Air Training Corps at Cowbridge, South Glamorgan; and visits the PDSA Shop, Cardiff.

Changing of the Guard

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 Scots Guards.