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12 January: By Command of The Queen, Vice Admiral Sir James Weatherall (Marshall of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Mr Sylvestre Radegonde at Eros House, 111 Baker Street, London W1, this morning in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for the Republic of Seychelles in London.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue (Director of the Royal Collection) at the Memorial Service for Sir Francis Watson (formerly Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art) which was held in St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London SW1, today.

Mrs Robert de Pass has succeeded The Hon Mary Morrison as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.


12 January: The Prince Edward, Patron, the Ocean Youth Club, this afternoon visited the London International Boat Show, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.


12 January: The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, Order of St John, this morning received Lord Westbury, on relinquishing the appointment as Bailiff of Egle and Lord Remnant on assuming the appointment.

The Duke of Gloucester, President, Britain-Nepal Society, this afternoon received Colonel James Evans on relinquishing the appointment as Chairman of the Society and Sir Neil Thorne on assuming the appointment.


The Princess of Wales visits St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Hall, Near Preston, Lancashire; visits Leyland DAF Limited, Leyland Assembly Plant, Leyland, Preston; and opens the magnetic resonance imaging unit at Royal Preston Hospital. Prince Edward, President of the Lord's Taverners, attends the Umpire's Dinner at the Hilton Hotel, London W1. The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Order of St John, conducts the Installation Ceremony for the new Bailiff Grand Cross and Bailiff of Egle at St John's Gate, London EC1. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, visits Helen House Hospice, Oxford.

Changing of the Guard

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