Court Circular

BALMORAL CASTLE

25 September: The Queen was represented by the Lord Moore of Wolvercote (Permanent Lord-in-Waiting) at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by the Reverend Canon George Hall.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

25 September: The Duke of York this morning attended the Peper Harow Golf Day at Wentworth, Surrey and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

The Duke of York was represented by Captain Rupert Maitland- Titterton at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

His Royal Highness this afternoon departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for a visit to Canada.

Captain Neil Blair RN is in attendance.

25 September: The Prince Edward, Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this afternoon visited Newcastle upon Tyne and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Tyne and Wear (Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison).

His Royal Highness launched the Campaign for City Youth Tyne and Wear Challenge at the Civic Centre and subsequently visited the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Centre, 20 Great North Road.

The Prince Edward this evening attended a Reception and Dinner in support of the Award at the Swallow Gosforth Park Hotel.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

The Prince Edward was represented by Mrs Richard Warburton at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

25 September: The Princess Royal today visited the Agricultural and Food Research Council Institute of Food Research at the University of Reading to open the new Reading Laboratory and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire (Mr John Henderson).

Her Royal Highness afterwards attended Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Race Day at Ascot.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.

The Princess Royal was represented by the Hon Mrs Louloudis at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

CLARENCE HOUSE

25 September: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was represented by Sir Alastair Aird at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

KENSINGTON PALACE

25 September: The Prince of Wales, Patron, British Deer Society, attended a Conference on the marketing of wild venison, organised by the Association of Deer Management at the Coylumbridge Hotel, Aviemore.

Commander Richard Aylard was in attendance.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were represented by Mr Peter Holland at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

25 September: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was represented by Major The Lord Napier and Ettrick at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

25 September: The Duchess of Gloucester today visited Oxfordshire and was received on arrival by Colonel Robert Heywood-Lonsdale (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire).

Her Royal Highness visited the Oxford Rhesus Therapy Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital Maternity Department, Headington. Afterwards Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Asthma Campaign, visited the Asthma Genetics Laboratory in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR II) and later was present at the Campaign's Annual Conference at Christ Church College, Oxford.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.

25 September: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Simon Bland at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

YORK HOUSE

23 September: The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in-Chief the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, today visited the 2nd Battalion at Ballykinler, County Down, Northern Ireland.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a dinner at Hillsborough Castle given by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Lady Mayhew.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

24 September: The Duke of Kent this morning opened the Royal Ulster Constabulary sub-divisional headquarters, Waterside, Londonderry and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Londonderry (Mr James Eaton). His Royal Highness later visited Desmonds and Sons, Drumahoe and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for County Londonderry (Colonel Michael McCorkell).

This afternoon, His Royal Highness, Colonel, Scots Guards, visited the 1st Battalion, Belfast.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

25 September: The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by the Marquess of Lothian at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

25 September: Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited Shropshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Shropshire (Mr John Dugdale).

Her Royal Highness opened the new St Peter's Church of England Primary School at Bratton, Telford and, subsequently, opened the new factory of Makita Manufacturing Europe Limited at Hortonwood, Telford.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.

Princes Alexandra was represented by Sir Angus Ogilvy at the Mass of Thanksgiving for the Life of Group Captain the Lord Cheshire VC OM which was held in Westminster Cathedral today.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, today visits the Prince's Quay Key Challenge Event at Prince's Quay Shopping Centre, Hull; attends a Luncheon at the Guildhall, Hull; and visits the Barton Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Barton-on-Humber. The Princess Royal, Patron, the British Steel Challenge Round the World Yacht Race 1992, today starts the race at Gillkicker Point, Solent, Hampshire. Princess Margaret, Patron of the Northern Ballet Theatre, today attends a Gala Performance at the Theatre Royal, Bath.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment 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 Grenadier Guards.

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

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