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Great Britain: Court Circular October 5, 2011


BALMORAL CASTLE: The Duke of Edinburgh visited the London Gateway DP World Project, the Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope, and was received by the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex (the Lord Petre). In the afternoon, he received members of the Hull Kung Fu. In the evening, he attended a dinner and officially re-opened the Arts Club, at 40 Dover Street.


BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Yorkshire Regiment (14th/15th, 19th and 33rd/76th Foot), received Lieutenant Colonel David Colthup upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. He then visited WorldSkills 2011 and met the winners of the National Training Awards, ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London.


BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Princess Royal, Director of London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, attended the Ninth International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London. In the afternoon, she held a Supporters' Luncheon at Buckingham Palace, and later chaired a Council Meeting at Royal Thames Yacht Club. In the evening, she attended a Reception for the Ninth International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission at City Hall and later attended a Fundraising Dinner at St. John's Gate.


KENSINGTON PALACE: The Duke of Gloucester, President of British Expertise, chaired the panel of judges for the British Expertise International Awards at Ten Grosvenor Gardens. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron of the Friends of St. Paul's Cathedral visited St. Paul's Cathedral School in the afternoon.  She later attended Chorister's Rehearsal and the City Churches Festival Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral.


ST. JAMES'S PALACE: The Duke of Kent visited Croft House Residential Home and was received by the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Lady Gass). In the afternoon, he visited Hestercombe Gardens, and officially opened the new YMCA site, including the George Williams Centre and Gerald Townsend House. In the evening, attended a Reception to mark the Day of German Unity at the Residence of the German Ambassador in London.

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