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26 January: The Lady Susan Hussey has succeeded Mrs John Dugdale as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.


26 January: The Prince Edward today attended a luncheon given by Rank Xerox in aid of the Renton Foundation at the Lanesborough Hotel, London SW1.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.

26 January: The Princess Royal this evening delivered the Florence Nightingale Lecture at St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1.

Mrs Timothy Holderness- Roddam was in attendance.


26 January: The Lady Elizabeth Basset has succeeded Ruth, Lady Fermoy as Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


26 January: The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Leprosy Mission, today attended a Luncheon to commemorate the Fortieth Anniversary of World Leprosy Day at the Hyatt Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place, London SW1.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

26 January: The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Magdalene Australia Society, was present at Australia Day Dinner at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


26 January: The Duke of Kent, Vice Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, this morning visited Dowty Batteries, 18 Nuffield Way, Abingdon, and Benetton Formula Limited, Whiteways Technical Centre, Enstone, Oxfordshire, and was met on arrival by Colonel Robert Heywood-Lonsdale (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Oxfordshire).

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Zedcor Limited Bridge Street Mill, Bridge Street, Witney.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.


26 January: Princess Alexandra was represented by Colonel Shaun Longsdon at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Captain Paul Springman which was held at St George's, Hanover Square, London W1, today.


The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Guinness Trust, visits the trust's Housing Estate at Mortlake, Richmond, Surrey. Prince Edward, Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, attends the Chinese New Year Dinner for Charter Founder Members at the Dorchester Hotel, London W1. The Princess Royal visits Harrogate, Yorkshire: opens the new sixth-form building at Harrogate Ladies College; visits Claro Enterprises, the Claro Centre; as Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, visits the Citizens Advice Bureau; and as Patron, Victim Support, attends a Dinner for 'Friends of Victim Support' at Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1. The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the Silver Jubilee Walkway Trust, attends a reception at the Shell Centre, London SE1. Princess Alexandra visits the Cardiac Care Unit at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey. Prince Michael of Kent, President and Chief Patron of the Anglo-Hellenic League, attends a farewell reception for the Ambassador of Greece at the Special Forces Club, London SW1.

Changing of the Guard

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