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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

13 May: By command of The Queen, the Viscount Goschen (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Departure of the Governor-General of Barbados and bade farewell to Her Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

CLARENCE HOUSE

13 May: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was present at the funeral of The Lady Victoria Wemyss which took place at Wemyss Castle this afternoon.

KENSINGTON PALACE

13 May: The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers, was present at the 60th Annual dinner at Guildhall, London EC2.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

13 May: The Duchess of Kent this morning opened a new factory for Mimtec Services Limited, Faulds Park Road, Gourock, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Renfrewshire (Major David Crichton Maitland).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened Greenock Shopping Centre, Westburn Street, Greenock and later visited Blythswood House on behalf of the Thistle Foundation, Fullbar Lane, Renfrew, Renfrewshire.

Fiona, Lady Astor of Hever was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

TODAY: The Duchess of Kent attends the Football Association Challenge Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, Middlesex. TOMORROW: The Duke and The Duchess of Gloucester visit Buxton to mark the restoration of the Slopes; open Manchester and District Housing Group's accommodation for the elderly; attend a luncheon at High Peak College, Buxton; open Thornhill House, home for the elderly, Great Longstone, Bakewell; visit the Drift Mine, Great Hucklow; visit the Unitarian Holiday and Conference Centre, Great Hucklow; and visit the Camphill Gliding Club, Camphill, Derbyshire. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron, the Carriage Foundation, attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor, Berkshire.

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, 11am; 1st Battalion Irish Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 1st Battalion The King's Regiment 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.

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