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23 January: Divine Service was held in St Mary's Church, Hillington, this morning.

The Bishop of Newcastle preached the Sermon.

Mr Robin Janvrin was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the insignia of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.


23 January: The Prince of Wales this afternoon departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Australia and New Zealand.

The following were present and took leave of His Royal Highness:

His Excellency Mr Richard Smith (Australian High Commissioner), His Excellency the Honourable George Gair (New Zealand High Commissioner), Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London), Mr Wayne Pearce (Qantas Regional Director) and Miss Christine Stewart (General Manager, Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport Limited.

Commander Richard Aylard RN, Commander Robert Fraser RN and Miss Sandra Henney are in attendance.


The Prince of Wales visits Australia, beginning in Sydney and including Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; F Company Scots Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Irish Guards.