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12 February: The Queen was represented by General Sir John Waters (Aide-de-Camp General) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of General Sir Reginald Hewetson (formerly Aide-de- Camp General) which was held in the Holy Cross Church, Uckfield, Sussex, this afternoon.

By command of The Queen Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost) was present at Royal Air Force Turnhouse, Edinburgh, this afternoon upon the Departure of The President of Ukraine and Mrs Kravchuk and bade Farewell to His Excellency and Mrs Kravchuk on behalf of Her Majesty.

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Glasgow and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

His Royal Highness opened the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, William Street.

The Duke of Edinburgh today visited the University of Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Midlothian (Mr George Burnet).

His Royal Highness, Honorary Colonel, Edinburgh and Heriot- Watt Universities Officers Training Corps, this evening attended the Haldane Dinner, Playfair Library, Edinburgh.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

12 February: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, today held a Meeting and afterwards gave a Lunch for the award's Diary Committee at Buckingham Palace.


12 February: The Prince of Wales left Heathrow Airport, London, this morning at the start of a visit to the United States of America.

The following were present and took leave of his Royal Highness: His Excellency the Hon Raymond Seitz (Ambassador of the United States of America), Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG), Sir Colin Marshall (Chairman, British Airways), Mr Donald Logan (Special Representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) and Mr Robin Baxendale (Manager, Special Facilities, Heathrow Airport).

Mr Peter Westmacott and Surgeon Commander Robin Clark RN are in attendance.


12 February: The Duke of Kent, Honorary Air Vice-Marshal, this morning presented a Standard to Number 13 Squadron Royal Air Force, at Royal Air Force Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.


Prince Edward, President, the Children's Film Unit, today attends a reception at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London SW1. The Prince of Wales tomorrow undertakes an official visit of Mexico at the invitation of President Salinas.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am.