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30 June: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited Lockerbie and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dumfries (Captain Ronald Cunningham-Jardine) and Sir Hector Monro (MP for Dumfriesshire).

Having laid a wreath at the Memorial for victims of the Pan Am 103 Air Disaster, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness met representatives of families bereaved by the disaster.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh drove to Dumfries, where Her Majesty opened the new Police Headquarters, and were received by the Chairman, Public Protection Committee of Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council (Mr Russell Brown), and the Chief Constable (Mr George Esson).

After touring the headquarters, The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty, with His Royal Highness, this afternoon honoured the Convener, Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council (Mr Robert Robinson) with her presence at Luncheon at the Regional Council Offices.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later drove to Kirkcudbright and were received at Broughton House by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright (Sir Michael Herries) and the Chairman of Trustees (Dr Peter Pearce).

Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, afterwards opened the new Tolbooth Arts Centre and was received by the Chairman, Environmental Health and Leisure Services Committee, Stewartry District Council (Mr Nigel Hesketh).

Having toured the building, escorted by the Curator for Museums and Galleries Service (Dr David Devereux), The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Countess of Airlie, the Right Hon Ian Lang MP (Secretary of State for Scotland), Sir Kenneth Scott, Mr John Haslam and Major James Patrick were in attendance.


30 June: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.


30 June: The Prince of Wales today visited Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

His Royal Highness, President, Scottish Business in the Community, this morning attended a Conference organised by Scottish Homes and the Urban Villages Group and visited various initiatives in West Pilton.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Macmillan Nurse Appeal, afterwards met supporters of the Appeal in Scotland at Noble Grossart Limited, Queen Street.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.


30 June: The Princess of Wales today visited Cardiff and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd- Edwards RNR).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Barnardo's, this morning visited the Ely Family Centre, 87 Grand Avenue, Ely.

The Princess of Wales later visited Seat 4 West Play Park, Ty-Coch Road.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Trust for Sick Children in Wales, this afternoon attended a Luncheon at the Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane.

The Princess of Wales subsequently opened Burges House, Newport Road.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.


30 June: The Duke of Kent, President, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, this afternoon attended the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, London SW19.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, this afternoon attended the Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund Annual General Meeting at the Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, London W8.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Samaritans, this evening attended a charity preview of Sunset Boulevard at the Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London WC2.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh give a Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. The Duke of Edinburgh, President, the Maritime Trust, opens the Discovery Visitor Centre, Discovery Point, Dundee. The Princess Royal visits RAF Turnhouse and the Joint Maritime Operational Facility at Pitreavie Castle, Fife. Princess Margaret, Grand President, St John Ambulance Association and Brigade, attends a Russian Ball at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in aid of St John Ambulance. The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards and Patron, ALP 4000, meets the members of the ALP 4000 Climbing Expedition in Switzerland. The Duke and The Duchess of Kent, Co- Patrons of the Anglo-Jordanian Society (London), attend a Dinner at the Berkeley Hotel, London SW1. The Duchess of Kent attends the Lawn Tennis Championship Meeting, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London SW19.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; the Blues and Royals Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am.

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