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Court Circular


4 December: The Princess Royal, Colonel in Chief, 14th/20th King's Hussars, today attended the King's Royal Hussars' Amalgamation Parade at York Barracks, Munster, Germany, and was received by the Colonel of the King's Royal Hussars (Major-General John Friedberger) and the Colonel of the 14th/20th King's Hussars (Major-General Sir Michael Palmer).

Mrs David Bowes Lyon was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, was represented at the Thanksgiving Service for Lieutenant-Colonel John White at Sherborne Abbey by Colonel Thomas White, Honorary Colonel of the 4th Battalion.


4 December: The Prince of Wales was installed as Foreign Associate Member of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques at the Institut de France in Paris.

Mr Peter Westmacott was in attendance.


4 December: The Duke of Kent, Chancellor of the University of Surrey, this afternoon presided at the Conferment of Degrees Ceremony in Guildford Cathedral and later attended a dinner for honorary graduates at the University.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.


The Duke of York attends the Falkland Island Association's wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, London SW1. Princess Alexandra attends a Gala performance of The Nutcracker by the English National Ballet at the Theatre Royal, Norwich.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion The King's Regiment 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, 11am.