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WINDSOR CASTLE

21 April: Today is the sixty-seventh Anniversary of the Birthday of The Queen.

Her Majesty was represented by His Excellency Mr John Goulden (Her Majesty's Ambassador at Ankara) at the State Funeral of His Excellency Mr Turgut Ozal (President of the Republic of Turkey) which was held in the Grand National Assembly, Ankara, this morning.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

21 April: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening attended a Reception given by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (Councillor Tony Langdown), the Guildhall, Windsor, and was received by Captain The Hon Nicholas Beaumont (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire).

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

21 April: The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this afternoon visited the Robert Milne Family Centre, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk (Sir Joshua Rowley, Bt).

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, afterwards visited the Newmarket Family Project, Newmarket.

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.

The Princess Royal, Patron, the Home Farm Trust, accompanied by Commander Timothy Laurence RN, this evening attended a Dinner at Wilton Terrace, London SW1.

KENSINGTON PALACE

21 April: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, President, North London Collegiate School, today opened the School's swimming pool, Canons, Edgware, Middlesex.

Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Irish Fund (for Prevention of Blindness) was present this evening at a Performance given by Opera Interludes at Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster lane, London EC2.

Mrs Michael Wigley was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

21 April: The Duke of Kent this morning opened the JT Wilson Building at the Dudley College of Technology, The Broadway, Dudley and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands (The Earl of Aylesford).

His Royal Highness, Vice-Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, today visited the Binding Site Limited, at the Birmingham Research Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham; attended a reception at the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Harborne Road, Birmingham; and this afternoon visited Truflo Valves Limited, Westwood Road, Witton, Birmingham.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, this evening attended a dinner at the Royal Logistic Corps Headquarters, Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey.

Mrs Peter Wilmot-Sitwell was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Princess of Wales visits the Egyptian House for the Productive Families, London W1. The Princess Royal, Patron, The British School of Osteopathy, visits the School to open the access and treatment facilities for the disabled, London SW1; as President, Animal Health Trust, attends the Canine Awards Luncheon, London Hilton Hotel, London W1; and later, as President, Save the Children Fund, holds a Reception at Buckingham Palace for supporters of the Save the Children Fund from entertainment, sport and journalism. The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Pestalozzi Children's Village Trust, attends a Reception to Launch the Pestalozzi Appeal. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, St Peter's Research Trust (for the Cure of Kidney Disease), visits the new Nephrology Laboratories, Middlesex Hospital, London W1. The Duchess of Kent attends the Doctor of the Year Luncheon, Bupa Medical Foundation Limited, Savoy Hotel, London WC2. Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital, opens a new community home for the elderly at West Norwood, London SE27. Prince Michael of Kent views a Rainforest Diaries Exhibition of Watercolours from Costa Rica by Tony Foster at Harewood House, Leeds.

Changing of the Guard

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

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