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3 June: The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia was received by The Queen.

The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Princess of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, The Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, today unveiled the Canada Memorial in Green Park, London SW1, and was received by the High Commissioner for Canada (His Excellency Mr Fredrik Eaton).

The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Households in Waiting were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon launched the Metrocab Marathon from the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, Trustee of the Council, this evening chaired the 1994 St George's House Annual Lecture at St George's Chapel and afterwards dined at the Deanery, Windsor Castle.

By command of The Queen, the Lord Camoys (Lord-in-Waiting) called upon the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Mrs Bolger this morning at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, Park Lane, London W1, and, on behalf of Her Majesty, welcomed His Excellency and Mrs Bolger on their arrival in this Country.

By command of The Queen, Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Oxfordshire) was present at Royal Air Force Brize Norton today upon the Departure of The King and Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and bade farewell to Their Majesties on behalf of Her Majesty.

3 June: The Prince Edward, Chairman, International Council, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association, this afternoon left Royal Air Force Northolt for Marbella, Spain.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

3 June: The Princess Royal today visited Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness this morning opened the new building phases of the Royal Blind Asylum and School.

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Scottish Business Achievement Award Trust, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Royal Highland Showround, Ingliston.

Her Royal Highness later opened the refurbished building of the Scottish Life Assurance Company, 19 St Andrew's Square.

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.


3 June: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Patron of the Canada Memorial Foundation, was present this morning when The Queen unveiled the Canada Memorial in Green Park.

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston, Sir Alastair Aird and Major Colin Burgess were in attendance.


3 June: The Prince of Wales, Honorary Air Commodore, this morning visited Royal Air Force Valley, Holyhead, Anglesey.

Major Patrick Tabor was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this afternoon departed Royal Air Force Valley for Prague.

Mr Stephen Lamport and Miss Belinda Harley were in attendance.


3 June: The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, Order of St John, this morning received Dr Anthony Blowers on relinquishing the appointment of Director-General of St John Ambulance and Professor Brian Livesley on assuming the appointment.

The Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended a Service of Dedication for the Royal School of Church Music Appeal in Westminster Abbey, London SW1.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.


3 June: The Duke of Kent this evening attended a concert, at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2.

Mr Nicolas Adamson was in attendance.


3 June: Princess Alexandra, President of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy this evening attended the opening concert of the Hampton Court Palace Festival in aid of the Fund at Hampton Court Palace, Surrey.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.


TODAY: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen Mother, The Princess Royal and Princess Margaret take part in the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, takes the Salute at the Colonel's Review of the Queen's Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1. The Princess Royal, Colonel-in- Chief, Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, attends a Tercentenary Service and Parade at Worcester Cathedral followed by a Civic Reception in the Guildhall, Worcester. TOMORROW: The Queen Mother, The Prince of Wales, The Princess of Wales and The Duke of York take part in the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.

The Queen's Gallery

TODAY: The Queen's Gallery opens between 10am and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm. TOMORROW: The Queen's Gallery opens between 2pm and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 4pm; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; F Company Scots Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.

Windsor Castle

TODAY and TOMORROW: The Precincts and State Apartments at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 6pm.