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27 March: Mr Lawrence Drysdale was received by The Queen when Her Majesty decorated him with the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver).

Mr Ronald Greenough was received by The Queen when Her Majesty decorated him with the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver).

By command of The Queen, the Viscount Long (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the Republic of Albania, and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

27 March: The Princess Royal this morning arrived at Gatwick Airport, London, from Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Mrs Timothy Holderness- Roddam was in attendance.


26 March: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was present this evening at a Fiddlers Rally held at the City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow, in aid of Tenovus-

Scotland, of which Her Royal Highness is Patron.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was received by Councillor Robert Gray (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow).

Lady Aird was in attendance.

26 March: The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, the Gloucestershire Regiment, accompanied by The Duchess of Gloucester, today visited Gloucester and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Gloucestershire (Mr Henry Elwes).

Their Royal Hignesses were present at a Luncheon at Royal Air Force Innsworth and later attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the Regiment in Gloucester Cathedral.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester witnessed a March Past at Guildhall. Afterwards His Royal Highness took the Salute at the Farewell Parade of the Gloucestershire Regiment and subsequently Their Royal Highnesses were present at a Regimental Reception at North Warehouse, the Docks.

Miss Suzanne Marland and Major Nicolas Barne were in attendance.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh give a reception this evening for the winners of The Queen's Awards for Export, Technological and Environmental Achievement. The Duke of Edinburgh, as Honorary Member, addresses a Luncheon Meeting of the Rotary Club of London, at the London Marriott Hotel, London W1. The Prince of Wales, Patron, English Chamber Orchestra and Music Society, attends a concert followed by dinner at St James's Palace. The Princess Royal, Patron, Northern Lighthouse Board, visits MV Pharos and takes lunch with the Commissioners, at Leith Harbour, Edinburgh; and this afternoon, as Patron, Animal Diseases Research Association, visits Moredun Research Institute, Edinburgh.

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Windsor Castle

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