Court Circular

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

18 December: The Princess Royal this morning opened the new factory and office for Matthew Algie and Company Limited, 16 Lawmoor Road, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Citizens Advice Scoltand, visited Glasgow Central Citizens Advice Bureau, Hellenic House, 87 Bath Street.

The Princess Royal this afternoon visited DAKS-Simpson Limited, Industrial Estate, Larkhall and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Lanarkshire (Mr Hutchinson Sneddon).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, College of Occupational Therapy Department, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

17 December: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother today honoured the Chief of the General Staff (General Sir Peter Inge) and the Executive Committee of the Army Board with her presence at luncheon at St John's Wood Barracks.

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston and Sir Martin Gilliat were in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

18 December: The Prince of Wales, Colonel, Welsh Guards, this morning received Brigadier John Rickett.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Gloucestershire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire (Mr Henry Elwes).

The Prince of Wales visited the Cotswold Care Hospice, Longfield, Burleigh, Stroud.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Sue Ryder Home, opened the new Day Centre at the Sue Ryder Home, Leckhampton Court, Church Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham.

Lieutenant-Commander Robert Fraser RN was in attendance.

18 December: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, The Royal Ballet, this afternoon attended the Kenneth MacMillan Choreographic Competition at the Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, Richmond Park.

Mrs Jane Stevens was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Princess of Wales, Patron, the National Children's Orchestra, tomorrow attends a Concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Gurkha Band. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am.

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