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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

21 September: The Princess Royal, President, British Olympic Association, today attended the National Olympic Committee meeting and Annual General Meeting at the Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1.

BALMORAL CASTLE

21 September: By command of The Queen, Vice-Admiral Sir James Weatherall (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Senor Luis Prieto-Ocampo at 76 Chester Square, London SW1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Republic of Colombia to the Court of St James's.

Lady Dugdale has succeeded Lady Abel Smith as Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

20 September: The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, this afternoon visited the 1st Battalion, Dungannon, County Tyrone.

Captain Alexander Tetley was in

attendance.

21 September: The Duke of Kent this morning visited Mivan Marine Limited, Greystone Road, Antrim, Country Antrim and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for County Antrim (The Lord O'Neill).

His Royal Highness later visited the Northern Ireland Technology Centre, Queen's University of Belfast, Cloreen Park, Malone Road, Belfast and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County Borough of Belfast (Colonel Elliott Wilson).

The Duke of Kent this afternoon opened the Youth Wing, Castlederg High School, Castlegore Road, Castlederg, County Tyrone and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for County Tyrone (His Grace The Duke of Abercorn).

His Royal Highness later visited the Old Bushmills Distillery Company Limited, Distillery Road, Bushmills, County Antrim and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Country Antrim (The Lord O'Neill).

Captain Alexander Tetley was in

attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

21 September: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon today unveiled the Mozart Bicentenary Statue at Orange Square, Pimlico, London SW1, and attended a Reception at 182 Ebury Street.

Her Royal Highness was subsequently entertained to luncheon by the Mozart Bicentenary Statue Appeal Committee.

The Lady Elizabeth Cavendish was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

21 September: Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Anchor Housing Association, this afternoon opened Bentley Court, Meanwood, Leeds and was received by Mr David Fearnley (Vice Lord-

Lieutenant of West Yorkshire).

Her Royal Highness later visited Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Alzheimer's Disease Society, attended a Civic Reception to mark World Alzheimer's Day and the 10th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in

attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Logistics Corps, visits 29 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps, South Cerney, Wiltshire; and as Patron, British Executive Service Overseas, attends their Annual General Meeting, Department of Trade and Industry, Kingsgate House, London SW1. The Duchess of Gloucester attends a reception to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People at Spencer House, London SW1. The Duke of Kent, President, the Royal Armouries Development Trust, lays the foundation stone of the Royal Armouries Museum, Waterloo House, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Prince Michael of Kent opens the UK / AZ festival in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, United States.

Buckingham Palace

The State Apartments at Buckingham Palace open between 9.30am and 4.30pm. The Queen's Gallery opens between 10am and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm. The Royal Mews opens between 12pm and 4pm, and last admission is at 3.30pm.

Changing of the Guard

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

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