The Duke of Kent was the guest of honour at a reception held yesterday in Painters' Hall, London EC4, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Hispanic and Luso Brazilian Council. The Earl of Limerick, President of , was the host. The reception was sponsored by Allied Domecq, BP, ICI, Lloyds Bank plc, Shell, Unilever and Zeneca plc. It followed 's Autumn Conference on "Free Trade Area of the Americas: the way ahead after Miami". Among those present were:
Ambassadors and representatives of Latin America, Canada, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain and the United States; Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; Lord Carrington; Lord Howe of Aberavon QC; Mr Peter Brooke MP; Mr Tristan Garel-Jones MP; Sir Michael Palliser; Sir Michael Perry; Mr John Jennings.