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19 December: Miss Betty Bush was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented to her a Bar to the Royal Victorian Medal (Silver).


18 December: The Duchess of Kent, Patron, Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund, this evening read the lesson at a Carol Concert, Eton College Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Berkshire (Mr John Henderson).

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.


The Prince of Wales, President, the Prince's Youth Business Trust, attends a trade fair of north London businesses supported by PYBT; and opens Pentland Group plc's new conference centre at the Pentland Centre, London N3. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attend the final performance of the Olympia International Showjumping Championships, Olympia, London W14.

Changing of the Guard

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

Windsor Castle

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