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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

26 February: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh today visited Newbury and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire (Mr John Henderson).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this morning visited Donnington Hospital to mark its Six Hundredth Anniversary and were received by the Chairman of Newbury District Council (Mr Doug Lawrence).

The Queen planted an oak tree in the garden and visited one of the almshouses, escorted by Mr Willie Hartley Russell (Patron, Donnington Hospital Trust), and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness subsequently attended a Reception for almsmen and women from the hospital.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards visited Quantel Limited, Turnpike Road, and were received by the Chairman, Carlton Communications (Mr Michael Green) and by the Executive Chairman, Quantel Limited (Mr Richard Taylor) and Mr Jeff Meadows (Managing Director, Quantel Limited) who escorted Her Majesty and His Royal Highness around the building.

In the afternoon The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited St Bartholomew's School, Andover Road, and were received by the Chairman of the Governors (Mr Ian Campbell).

Having unveiled a commemorative plaque, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness toured the school, escorted by the Headmaster (Mr Robert Mermagen) and Mr Stephen Briggs (Senior Deputy Head).

The Countess of Airlie, Mr Robin Janvrin and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Mr Anthony Figgis (Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) at the Memorial Service for Sir Alexander Lees Mayall (formerly Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) which was held in The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, Savoy Hill, London WC2, today.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were represented by the Viscount Falmouth (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall) at the Memorial Service for Colonel Sir John Carew Pole Bt (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall) which was held in Truro Cathedral this afternoon.

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

26 February: The Princess Royal, President, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, this evening attended the Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner of Calne Young Farmers' Club, Assembly Rooms, Melksham, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire (Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs).

Mrs Timothy Holderness Roddam was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness was represented by Mr Christopher Petherick at the Memorial Service for Colonel Sir John Carew Pole Bt (formerly Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Cornwall), which was held in Truro Cathedral this afternoon.

CLARENCE HOUSE

26 February: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was represented by the Lord St Levan at the Memorial Service for Colonel Sir John Carew Pole Bt which was held in Truro Cathedral this afternoon.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

26 February: The Prince of Wales today visited Bristol and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Avon (Sir John Wills Bt).

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited the Exhibition 'An English Arcadia', Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Queen's Road.

The Prince of Wales, Patron, Macmillan Nurse Appeal, subsequently visited Cossham Memorial Hospital, Lodge Road.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were represented by Mr Michael Galsworthy at the Memorial Service for Colonel Sir John Carew Pole Bt (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall) which was held in Truro Cathedral this afternoon.

KENSINGTON PALACE

26 February: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Gloucester were represented by Vice-Admiral Sir James Jungius at the Memorial Service for Colonel Sir John Carew Pole Bt (formerly Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall) which was held in Truro Cathedral this afternoon.

YORK HOUSE

26 February: The Duke of Kent, President, this evening attended a Discourse by Professor Michael O'Shea at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Colonel Walter Luttrell at a Memorial Service for the life of Colonel Sir John Carew Pole Bt which was held at Truro Cathedral, Truro, today.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

26 February: Princess Alexandra was represented by Lieutenant- Colonel the Earl of Morley at the Memorial Service for Colonel Sir John Carew Pole Bt which was held in Truro Cathedral this afternoon.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, tomorrow attends the opening ceremony of the Young President's Organisation London University 1993 at Alexandra Palace, London N22.

Changing of the Guard

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

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