Court Circular June 6 2013


BUCKINGHAM PALACE: Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton was received by The Queen today upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Air Staff.

Air Chief Marshal the Lord Stirrup was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

The Queen was graciously pleased to invest The Duke of Edinburgh with the Insignia of a Member of the Order of New Zealand.

The New Zealand High Commissioner (Dr. the Rt. Hon Sir Lockwood Smith) was present.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

The Bands of the Coldstream Guards and the Parachute Regiment played selections of music during the afternoon.

CLARENCE HOUSE: The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, The Mercian Regiment, this morning presented new Colours to the four Battalions at the Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester.
His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Yamazaki Mazak United Kingdom Limited, Badgeworth Drive, Worcester, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire (Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft).

The Prince of Wales afterwards visited the Morgan Car Company, Pickersleigh Road, Malvern Link, Worcestershire.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, The Mercian Regiment, later received Major General Andrew Sharpe upon relinquishing his appointment as Colonel and Brigadier Andrew Williams upon assuming the appointment, and Lieutenant Colonel Philip Kimber upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer 1st Battalion and Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Carter upon assuming the appointment.

The Prince of Wales this evening attended the Ormeley Dinner in London in aid of the Aspinall Foundation, the Ecology Trust and the Rainforest Fund.

The Duchess of Cornwall was the Reviewing Officer this morning at the Annual Founder's Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, this evening attended a Gala Dinner at the Unicorn Theatre for Children, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Duke of York this morning opened the North Rail Terminal at the Port of Felixstowe and was received by Dr. Michael Lynch (Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk).
His Royal Highness, Fellow, this evening attended the Royal Society Advisory Board Dinner at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Earl of Wessex, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, and The Countess of Wessex, Chairman, Women in Business (promoting The Duke of Edinburgh's Award), this evening attended a Reception and subsequently attended a Dinner at Investec, 2 Gresham Street, London EC2, to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of Women in Business.

The Countess of Wessex this morning attended the Pewter Live competition at Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane, London EC2.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Princess Royal, President, Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, this morning attended the Annual General Meeting at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, and was received by Mr. Michael Galsworthy (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall).
Her Royal Highness afterwards visited the Royal Cornwall Show.

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