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30 November: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

President and Mrs George Bush were invited to Luncheon with The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Majesty invested President Bush with the Insignia of an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen thisevening.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, the Institute of Sports Sponsorship, this evening gave a Reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Sportsmatch Scheme.

Mrs John Dugdale has succeeded the Hon Mary Morrison as Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty.

30 November: The Princess Royal, President, the Royal Smithfield Club, today attended the Royal Smithfield Show, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.


30 November: Captain TW Loughran, Royal Navy, Commanding Officer, HMS Ark Royal, today had the honour of being received by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


30 November: The Prince of Wales this morning visited Gwent and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Mr Richard Hanbury-Tenison).

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Trust, held a meeting for volunteers in Wales.

The Prince of Wales afterwards visited members of Gwent constabulary at Newport Central Police Station.

His Royal Highness, Chairman, The Prince of Wales' Committee, later presented The Prince of Wales Awards at the Miners Institute, Blackwood.

The Prince of Wales, Chancellor, the University of Wales, this afternoon attended the University's Centenary Congregation at St David's Hall to present a number of Honorary Degrees, followed by the Centenary Banquet this evening at Cardiff City Hall and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards RNR).

Mr Stephen Lamport was in attendance.


30 November: The Princess of Wales, President, the General Council and Register of Osteopaths, this evening attended a Reception at Kensington


30 November: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Patron, the Migraine Trust, this evening visited the London Neurological Centre, 110 Harley Street, London W1.

Her Royal Highness then attended a Reception for the Trustees at the Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, W1.

Mrs Jane Stevens was in attendance.

30 November: The Duke of Gloucester, President, NABC - Clubs for Young People, today visited Clubs in Middlesex.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


30 November: The Duke of Kent, Trustee, the Science Museum, this morning attended a Trustees' Meeting at Exhibition Road, London SW7.

His Royal Highness, Patron, the Hanover Band, this evening attended a concert at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7.

Commander Roger Walker, RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Honorary Founder, The Queen Alia Jordan Social Welfare Fund, this morning attended a Seminar at London House, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.


30 November: Princess Alexandra, President, this afternoon received Mr JMK Laing, Chairman of WWF UK (World Wide Fund for Nature) and Dr RA Pellew, on his appointment as Director.

Her Royal Highness and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy this evening attended a Concert and Dinner in aid of Toynbee Hall at St James's Palace, London SW1.

Rear-Admiral Sir John Garnier was in attendance.


The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, opens the new headquarters of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Queen Street, London W1. The Duke of Edinburgh visits 'Giles, a 50 Years Celebration' at the National Museum of Cartoon Art, London NW1; and as Senior Fellow, presents the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award at the Science Museum, London SW7. The Queen Mother visits the Royal Smithfield Show at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5. The Prince of Wales, Patron, Royal Opera, attends a Gala Performance in aid of the Royal Opera House Trust at the Royal Opera House, London WC2. The Princess of Wales, Patron, National Aids Trust, attends 'Symphony of Hope' to commemorate World Aids Day at Wembley Arena, Wembley, Middlesex. The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Logistic Corps, visits the Postal and Courier Depot, London NW7; as Chancellor, London University, opens the new day case surgery unit, Institute of Dental Surgery/Eastman Dental Hospital, London WC1; and as Upper Warden, Worshipful Company of Woolmen, attends Court and Ladies' Dinner at Haberdashers' Hall, London EC2. The Duke of Gloucester visits Interbuild, the International Building and Construction Exhibition, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, AFASIC, Overcoming Speech Impairments, attends a reception to mark the association's 25th Anniversary at St James's Palace, London SW1. The Duke of Kent, Visitor, Cranfield Institute of Technology, visits the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Wiltshire; and attends a charity performance of Sunset Boulevard in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund, at the Adelphi Theatre, London WC2. Princess Alexandra presents the Prayer Book Society's Cranmer Awards at St James Garlickhythe, London EC4; and presents the 1993 Trophies of the Torch Trophy Trust at Simpson Limited, London W1.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Coldstreams Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.

Windsor Castle

The Precincts at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 4pm, and the State Apartments between 10.30am and 3pm.