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21 March: The Duke of York this afternoon opened Greenwich Place, Saltash, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall (the Viscount Falmouth).

Captain Neil Blair RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, President, the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom, this evening attended a Dinner at the Naval and Military Club, Piccadilly, London W1.

Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton was in attendance.


21 March: The Prince of Wales today visited Norfolk and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Mr Timothy Colman).

His Royal Highness, Patron, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, visited Hales Hall, Loddon.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon presented the Country Landowners Association Farm Buildings Awards at Hilborough Stud Farm, Hilborough.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.


21 March: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, Invalid Children's Aid Nationwide, this afternoon visited the Associations's New Offices at Barbican City Gate, Dufferin Street, London EC1.

The Hon Mrs Whitehead as in attendance.

21 March: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (Cot Death Research and Support), this morning attended the judging of the 1994 Christmas Card Competition at St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London SW1.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.


The Queen holds an investiture. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Royal Philanthropic Society, opens the Teenagers at Risk Conference at the Sedgwick Centre, London E1; as President of the Central Council of Physical Recreation, chairs a meeting to launch the Institute of Professional Sports Code of Conduct, followed by luncheon at Six Hamilton Place, London W1; addresses the All Party Group on Population and Development at the House of Commons, London SW1; and as International President of WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature, attends a reception at Spink and Son Limited, London SW1. The Queen Mother attends the Annual General Meeting of Queen Mary's Clothing Guild at St James's Palace. Prince Edward, Trustee, attends a 30th Birthday Party in support of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2. The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society, attends a reception at the Imperial War Museum. The Duchess of Gloucester opens the refurbished St Luke's Halsall Primary School, Crosby, Merseyside; opens Brian Cummings Court sheltered housing scheme, Litherhead; visits Centre 63, a voluntary youth organisation, Kirkby; and opens the Leisure Management Block at Knowsley Community College, Huyton. The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, visits Sonatest Plc, Old Wolverton, and Newport Components Ltd, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; and as Visitor, visits Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire. The Duchess of Kent opens the new extension at St Mary's Airport, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly; visits the RNLI Lifeboat Station, Lifeboat Slip, St Mary's; visits Park House Home for the Elderly, St Mary's; and visits St Agnes Primary School, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly. Prince Michael of Kent, Commodore, Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, attends a farewell lunch on HMS Victory, Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth; and as Patron, James Myatt Memorial Trust, attends a 10th Anniversary Celebration, Girdlers' Hall, London EC2.

The Queen's Gallery

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

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Windsor Castle

The Precincts and State Apartments at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 5pm.