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HM YACHT BRITANNIA

6 June: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh disembarked from HMY Britannia this morning.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were received at Bayeux by The President of the French Republic and Madame Mitterrand and attended a Commemorative Service at the Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards viewed war graves and met veterans who had attended the Service.

The Duke of Gloucester (Patron, Normandy Veterans Association) and The Duke of Kent (President the Commonwealth War Graves Commission) were also present.

The Prince of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal, Commander Timothy Laurence RN and the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon attended Commemorative Services at the Commonwealth War Grave Commission Cemeteries at Hermanville, Ryes, Douvres-la-Delivrandes and Ranville.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were entertained to Luncheon by The President of the French Republic and Madame Mitterrand at Caen Prefecture.

The Prince of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal, Commander Timothy Laurence RN, The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent were entertained to Luncheon by the Prime Minister of the French Republic (Monsieur Edouard Balladur) at Bayeux Mairie.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon attended the International Ceremony at Omaha Beach.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later attended a Veterans March Past at Arromanches and were received by Madame Veil (French Minister in Attendance) and the Mayor of Arromanches (Dr le Comte).

During the March Past The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh witnessed a fly- past by Battle of Britain and other historic aircraft.

The Prince of Wales, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal, Commander Timothy Laurence RN, The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, The Duke of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent were also present.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, this evening embarked in HMY Britannia and sailed for the United Kingdom.

The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Household-in-Waiting were in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

6 June: The Duchess of Gloucester this evening attended a reception to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) at Guildhall, London EC2.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh give a reception at Buckingham Palace for delegates of the International Monetary Conference. The Duke of Edinburgh, Trustee, attends a trustees' meeting at the National Maritime Museum, London SE10. The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Victim Support, attends the meeting of the Advisory Board, Church House, London SW1; as President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, visits Stockman London Limited, London EC1, and Mansfield Originals Limited, Classic House, London EC1; attends the Royal Warrant Holders Association's Annual Luncheon and presents awards to the 1994 winners of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, Hilton Hotel, London W1; and as President, Save the Children Fund, attends the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview and Reception, Royal Academy of Arts, London W1. The Duchess of Gloucester opens the Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen Showroom at Mulberry Hall, Stonegate, York; visits Barley Hall, York Archaeological Trust's Medieval House, Coffee Yard; visits the Archaeological Resource Centre, St Saviourgate; opens Piccadilly House, the Yorkshire Archaeological Trust's new office; and visits the Yorvik Centre, Castlegate, York, to mark its 10th Anniversary. Princess Alexandra, Patron, opens the new Small Centre of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association at Armstrong House, Southampton, Hampshire; opens the new Eye Unit and visits the Cystic Fibrosis Team at Southampton General Hospital; and visits the Imperial Cancer Research Fund Shop, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire. Prince Michael of Kent, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons, presides at the Investiture Meeting at the Grand Temple, Freemasons' Hall, London WC2.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.

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