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30 September: The Queen, Colonel-in- Chief, accompanied by The Duke of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, this morning presented a new Standard to The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers and Greys) in Holyrood Park and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Honourable the Lord Provost) and the Colonel of the Regiment (Major-

General Charles Ramsay).

Her Majesty, with His Royal Highness, was received with a Royal Salute.

After the presentation, The Queen was graciously pleased to address the Regiment and the Commanding Officer (Lieutenant-Colonel Simon Allen) replied.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness later attended a Reception given by the Regiment at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Right Honourable Sir Robert Fellowes, Major James Patrick and Captain Alexander Tetley were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Sir Brian McGrath at the Memorial Service for Sir Kenneth Kleinwort, Bt which was held in St Michael's Cornhill, London EC3, today.


30 September: The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Victim Support Schemes, this morning attended the Press Conference to launch SAMM (Support After Murder and Manslaughter) at the Hoare Memorial Hall, Church House Conference Centre, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1.

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Minchinhampton Centre for the Elderly, this afternoon opened Horsfall House, Windmill Road, Minchinhampton, Stroud, and was received by Colonel Martin Jones (Deputy-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire).

The Princess Royal, Honorary Air Commodore, this evening attended a Ladies Guest Night at Royal Air Force Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Mrs William Nunneley was in



30 September: The Prince of Wales this morning visited Cromarty and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty (Captain Roderick Stirling of Fairburn).

His Royal Highness viewed a range of restoration projects and attended a luncheon at the Hugh Miller Institute.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Sutherland (Major-General David Houston).

His Royal Highness later visited the Ferrycroft Countryside Centre, Lairg.

Commander Richard Aylard RN, was in attendance.


30 September: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this afternoon visited Northamptonshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-

Lieutenant for Northamptonshire (Mr John Lowther).

Her Royal Highness visited Kettering General Hospital and opened the Accident and Emergency Department.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, subsequently opened the Society's Northampton Child and Parent Centre, Water Pump Court, Thorpelands, Northampton.

Lady Aird was in attendance.


The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, today visits Tyre Technic plc, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire; and opens a new stand and watches the running of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Chase at Uttoxeter Race Course, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Princess Margaret, President, today attends a dinner in aid of the NSPCC, Highgate House International Conference Centre, Creaton,


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