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3 February: The Prince Edward this evening attended the Institution of Electrical Engineers' Faraday Lecture 1992/93 presented by British Gas followed by a Dinner at the Barbican Centre, London EC2.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

3 February: The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, this morning visited the bureau at Tooke House, 20 Bull Plain, Hertford, to open the new premises and in celebration of its Twenty-First Anniversary and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hertfordshire (Mr Simon Bowes Lyon).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, afterwards opened Jenny Chapman House, 167 Shephall View, Stevenage.

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, later visited the fund's shop, 16 Church Yard, Hitchin.

Her Royal Highness, President, Patrons of Crime Concern, this evening attended a Presentation of Effective Youth Crime Prevention Programmes, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Forbes House, Halkin Street, London SW1.

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.


3 February: The Prince of Wales today visited Blackburn and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Lancashire (Mr Simon Towneley).

His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, this morning attended a Meeting to discuss the initiatives of the Blackburn Partnership, Bangor Street Community Centre, Brookhouse.

The Prince of Wales afterwards met community leaders, tenants and representatives of the Groundwork Trust and The Prince's Trust Volunteers at the Centurion public house, Roman Road Estate.

His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Meeting on the role of business in environmental regeneration with the Blackburn Groundwork Trust and the Business Environment Association at the Roman Road Community Centre.

The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Youth Business Trust, finally met those assisted by the trust and other local groups at King George's Hall.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this evening received the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (the Right Hon Douglas Hurd MP).


3 February: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was present this evening at a gala performance of William Douglas Home's play The Kingfisher, held at the Redgrave Theatre, Farnham, in aid of the 'Save the Redgrave' Appeal.

Her Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

The Hon Mrs Whitehead was in attendance.


3 February: Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited the new Hornsey Centre for cerebral palsied children at Dukes Avenue, Muswell Hill, London N10.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.


The Queen visits the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, Norfolk. The Prince of Wales, Trustee, National Gallery, attends a Meeting of the Board of Trustees, at the National Gallery, London WC2. Prince Edward, President, The Lord's Taverners, attends the 'Gary Lineker Evening' at Grosvenor House, London W1. The Princess Royal, Patron, The Waitangi Foundation, attends the premiere of The End of the Golden Weather at the MGM Cinema, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2. Princess Margaret attends the premiere of Damage at the Curzon West End Cinema, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1, in aid of the Almeida Theatre. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Cancer & Leukaemia in Childhood Trust, visits the Paediatric Oncology Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford; opens the CLIC Court, their new 'home from home', in Headington, Oxfordshire; and attends a lecture at Milner Hall, Rhodes House, Oxford, given by Professor David Dilks. Princess Alexandra attends a Concert by the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall, London SE1.

Changing of the Guard

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