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11 October: The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, today chaired The Duke of Edinburgh's Award seventeenth General Council at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, and this evening attended a Gala Dinner at the Moat House International.

His Royal Highness was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr James Shields, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Viscount Boyne (Lord-in-Waiting) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Hanmer Hanbury (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Bedfordshire) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, today.

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Simon Bland.


11 October: The Princess Royal, Patron, SENSE, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, this morning opened the Anne Wall Centre, 12 Hyde Close, High Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Her Royal Highness, President, Animal Health Trust, this afternoon attended The Princess Royal's Industry Committee Guinness Luncheon at Guinness Landmark House, Hammersmith, London W6.

The Princess Royal, Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, later opened the Phoenix Children's Resource Centre for the Ravensbourne National Health Service Trust, 40 Mason's Hill, Bromley.

Her Royal Highness this evening attended the British Equestrian Olympic Fund Committee's Gala Evening at Burberrys, Haymarket, London SW1. The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


11 October: The Duke of Kent, President, the Engineering Council, this morning attended a Council Meeting, Maltravers Street, London WC2.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Thames Magistrates' Court, Bow Road, London E3. Captain Alexander Tetley was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, President, the Business and Technology Education Council, this evening attended a dinner to mark the retirement of Mr Parry Rogers, Chairman, Plaisterers' Hall, London Wall, EC2.

Mr Nicolas Adamson was in attendance.


The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, chairs the Duke of Edinburgh's Award 17th General Council at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, attends the opening session of the International Early Years Conference, 'Shaping the Future', Town Hall, Manchester; as Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, presents Diploma Awards to Graduates of the In-Service Four Year Part Time Occupational Therapy Course, Crawley College, Crawley, West Sussex; as President, Riding for the Disabled Association, visits Burstow Park Group, Burstow, Surrey; and attends the Autumn Dinner of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2. Princess Margaret, Colonel-in-Chief, attends the annual Cocktail Party of Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps in the Great Hall, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3. The Duke of Kent, Patron, British Menswear Guild, attends a dinner at Merchant Taylors' Hall, London EC2. Princess Alexandra, Patron, English National Opera and Vice-President, British Red Cross, attends a performance of Tosca by English National Opera in aid of the British Red Cross at the London Coliseum, London WC2.

Changing of the Guard

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