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22 June: The Prime Minister of St Christopher and Nevis was received by The Queen.

His Excellency Mr Wajid Shamsul Hasan was received in audience by Her Majesty and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in London.

His Excellency was accompanied by the following members of the High


Mr Moeen Jan Naim (Minister/Deputy Head of Mission), Mr Mohammed Kamran Shafi (Minister, Information), Mr Muhammd Nisar (Consul General/Minister), Commander Jameel Akhtar (Defence and Naval Attache), Mr Yousaf Ali (Counsellor), Miss Durray Shahwar Kureshi (Counsellor/ Head of Chancery), Group Captain Shahzad Chaudhry (Air Attache) and Mr Masood Khalid (First Secretary, Political).

Mrs Hasan was also received by Her Majesty.

Sir David Gillmore (Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present and the Household-in-Waiting were in attendance.

Mr John Goulden (Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Turkey) was received by The Queen.

Her Majesty held a Council at 12.40pm.

There were present:

The Right Hon Antony Newton MP (Lord President), the Baroness Blatch (Minister of State, Department for Education), the Right Hon Sir Wyn Roberts MP (Minister of State, Welsh Office) and the Right Hon Michael Portillo MP (Chief Secretary to the Treasury).

Mr Michael Morris MP, Mr Richard Needham MP and Sir Christopher Prout were sworn in as Members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

Mr Nigel Nicholls was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

The Right Hon Antony Newton MP had an audience of The Queen before the Council.

Mr Anthony Jarred was received by The Queen when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Queen, Patron, and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Reception given by the Pilgrims at St James's Palace and were received by the President (the Lord Carrington KG) and the Executive Committee Chairman (Mr Robert Worcester).

The Hon Mary Morrison, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon chaired the judging to the Prince Philip Prize for the Designer of the Year at Buckingham Palace.

22 June: The Prince Edward, President, the Lord's Taverners, this evening attended the chairman's committee meeting at 39 Portman Square, London W1.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

22 June: The Princess Royal today visited Hampshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Mrs Mary Fagan).

Her Royal Highness, Commandant in Chief, St John Ambulance and Nursing Cadets, this morning opened the new headquarters of Bishops Waltham Division, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham.

The Princess Royal later visited Fairthorne Manor YMCA National Centre, Curdridge, near Southampton.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the new club house for the Warsash Sailing Club.


22 June: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present this evening at a Festival Service for the Friends of St Paul's which was held in St Paul's Cathedral.

The Lady Margaret Colville and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.


22 June: The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, this morning visited Duchy properties in Devon.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Dorset Respite and Hospice Trust, later visited the Joseph Weld House, Dorchester.

The Prince of Wales afterwards visited the development at Poundbury,


His Royal Highness finally viewed the development of Dorset County Council's First School, Dorchester.

Mr John James was in attendance.


22 June: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, London College of Music, this evening attended a Concert at St Mary's Parish Church, Church Road, Slough, Royal County of Berkshire.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend the first match of the tour of the South African Cricket Team at Highclere, Berkshire. Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Pegasus Project, attends the 1994 Pegasus Project Annual Lunch at Skinners' Hall, London EC4; and as Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, attends the dinner concluding the Award's Three-Day Golf Event at the Turnberry Hotel, Ayrshire. The Princess Royal, Patron, Home Farm Trust, visits the new scheme for Cornwall at Rosleyn, Wadebridge and at Armadale, Wadebridge, Cornwall; as President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Save the Children Fund Shop, Wadebridge; as Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, visits the Truro Bureau in celebration of the 13th Anniversary and Retirement Celebrations, Truro Library, Truro; as President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Save the Children Fund Shop, Truro; and opens the new Cornwall County Association for the Blind Sight Centre, Truro, Cornwall.

Buckingham Palace

The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace opens between 10am and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm. The Royal Mews opens between 12pm and 4pm, and last admission is at 3.30pm.

Changing of the Guard

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

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Life Guards, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Regent's Park (Queen Mary's Rose Garden), Purcell Brass Ensemble, 12.30pm-2pm.