Court Circular

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

24 May: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening visited the Chelsea Flower Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the Gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The Lady Susan Hussey and Lieutenant Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, International President of WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature, today gave a luncheon and chaired an Executive Committee Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

24 May: The Princess Royal this afternoon visited the Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, this evening attended a Vice-President's Dinner, the Royal Dutch/Shell, Shell Centre, London SE1.

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

24 May: The Prince of Wales, President, Mary Rose Trust, this evening gave a Reception.

KENSINGTON PALACE

24 May: The Princess of Wales, Patron, the BOC Covent Garden Festival, this evening attended a Performance of The Magic Flute at Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2.

Viscountess Campden and Captain Edward Musto RM were in attendance.

24 May: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this evening visited the Chelsea Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the Gardens of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

Her Royal Highness subsequently attended the Gala Preview of the Show, held in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, of which she is President, and the Royal Horticultural Society.

Mrs Jane Stevens was in attendance.

24 May: The Duke of Gloucester, Chairman, this morning opened the Northamptonshire 2000 Conference, Derngate Centre, Northampton.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester this evening visited the Chelsea Flower Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the gardens of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

The Lady Camoys was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

24 May: The Duchess of Kent, Patron this morning named the John Groom's Association for Disabled People Rose at the Royal Horticultural Society's Annual Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Road, London SW3.

Mrs Peter Wilmot-Sitwell was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent this afternoon visited the Royal Horticultural Society's Annual Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Road, London SW3.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, the United Grand Lodge of England this evening attended a performance of The Magic Flute at the Grand Temple, Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

24 May: Princess Alexandra and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy this evening visited the Chelsea Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the Gardens of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, unveils the memorial statue of Field Marshal the Viscount Alanbrooke on Raleigh Green, London. The Duke of Edinburgh, Grand President, chairs a Council Meeting of the British Commonwealth Ex-Services League at Buckingham Palace; and later, as Patron, attends a reception to celebrate the Inauguration of London Guildhall University, London EC2. The Prince of Wales (representing the Queen Mother, President of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association) attends a Service in the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields and subsequently a Reception in St James's Palace. The Princess Royal, President, Animal Health Trust, holds a Meeting of the Industry Committee followed by a Reception at Buckingham Palace; as President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Save the Children Shop, Lowestoft, Suffolk; and launches the new vessel for Caledonian MacBrayne, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Princess Margaret, President, the Girl Guides Association, attends the Annual General Meeting, at Commonwealth Headquarters, London SW1, and then at Merchant Taylors' Hall, London EC2. The Duke of Kent visits Scope House, Crewe; as Vice-Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, visits Europa Scientifc, Crewe Business Park; and later, as Liveryman, the Salters' Company, attends a performance of La Boheme at Salters' Hall, London EC2. The Duchess of Kent opens the new Cytology Training School at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London W2. The Duchess of Gloucester presents the St John Ambulance 1993 Nursing Bursaries at St John's Gate, London EC1.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 4pm; 1st Battalion The King's Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by The King's Regiment.

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