Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

12 October: The Princess Royal, Patron, Farms for City Children, this afternoon visited Wick Court, Arlingham, Frampton-on-Severn, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire (Mr Henry Elwes).

Her Royal Highness, the Worshipful Company of Loriners, this evening gave a Reception at St James's Palace for the Livery.

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

12 October: The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this morning departed from Royal Air Force Northolt to carry out engagement in Belgium.

Their Royal Highnesses were received upon arrival at Royal Air Force Northolt by Mr Marc Den Doncker (Minister-Counsellor, Belgian Embassy), and Sir David Muirhead (Special Representative for the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs).

Mr Howard Page and Major Nicholas Barne are in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

12 October: The Duke of Kent, President of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this morning visited Lerwick Lifeboat Station and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Shetland (Mr Magnus Shearer) and later visited Aith Lifeboat Station.

This afternoon His Royal Highness visited Kirkwall Lifeboat Station and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Okney (Brigadier Malcolm Dennison).

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke is in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, this evening presented the Designer of the Year Award at the Lloyds Bank British Fashion Awards, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Princess of Wales, Patron, Relate, attends a conference at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1. The Princess Royal, Chancellor, London University, opens the Randall Institute, London WC2; as President, Animal Health Trust, attends the 1992 Equestrian Awards Luncheon, London SW1; as Patron, the Butler Trust, attends a Symposium at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs, London W12; and later as Patron, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, attends a performance of Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Barbican, London EC2. Princess Alexandra opens the new Design Technology and Science building at the Froebel School, Roehampton, London SW15.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

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