The Duchess of Kent, to be President of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Mr Adrian Thorpe, to be ambassador to the Philippines.

Mr Peter Leaver QC, to be a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.

Mr Peter Rennie, to be Chairman of Industrial Tribunals, Newcastle region.

Mrs Carol Porter, to be Chairman of Industrial Tribunals, Manchester region.

Mr Michael Woolley, to be Magistrates' Training Adviser at the Lord Chancellor's Department.

Sir William Francis and Mr Stuart Mustow, to be members of the Engineering Council.

Lt-Cdr Toby Williamson, to be an Equerry to the Queen.