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1 July: Field Marshal Sir Richard Vincent, Chairman of the Nato Military Committee, was received by The Queen.

The Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, was received by Her Majesty and reported on the recent proceedings of the General Assembly.

Mr Graeme Munro, Director of Historic Scotland, was received by The Queen and presented to Her Majesty an album of photographs of the adaptation of the Palace of Holyroodhouse for the European Council.

Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Wickes was received by The Queen upon his retirement as Superintendent of the Palace of Holyroodhouse when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, Captain Alexander Ramsay of Mar and the Lady Saltoun and the Hon Elizabeth Ramsay were present.

The Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, the Royal Company of Archers, under the command of the Captain-General, Colonel the Lord Clydesmuir KT, Gold Stick for Scotland was on duty.

The High Constables of the Palace of Holyroodhouse were on duty.

The Band of the Scots Guards played selections of music.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, the Maritime Trust, this morning opened the Discovery Visitor Centre, Discovery Point, Dundee, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Dundee (Mr Thomas McDonald, the Lord Provost).

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

By command of The Queen, Mr Simon Bowes Lyon (Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hertfordshire) was present at Hatfield Airport, Hertfordshire, this morning upon the Departure of The President of the Republic of Mozambique and bade farewell to His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.


1 July: The Princess Royal this morning visited Royal Air Force Turnhouse and the Joint Maritime Operational Facility, Pitreavie Castle, Fife.

Mrs David Bowes Lyon was in attendance.


1 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother today received a party of the Alumni of International Students House.


1 July: The Prince of Wales today 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 this morning visited John McGavigan and Company, Woodilee Road, Kirkintilloch.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited Keystone Valves Limited, 91 Meiklewood Road, Drumoyne, and attended a Quality Driver Meeting.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.


1 July: Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of The Princess of Wales.

1 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Grand President, St John Ambulance Association and Brigade, was present this evening at a Russian Ball held at Luton Hoo in aid of St John Ambulance.

The Hon Mrs Wills was in attendance.

1 July: The Duchess of Gloucester, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, Adjutant General's Corps, this morning departed Royal Air Force Northolt to visit Units of the Corps in Hereford and Bielefeld, Germany.

Miss Suzanne Marland was in attendance.


1 July: The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards and Patron, ALP 4000, today left RAF Northolt to meet the Climbing Expedition in Switzerland.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon attended the Lawn Tennis championships at Wimbledon, London SW19.

Mrs Peter Troughton was in attendance.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent, Co- Patrons, this evening attended the Anglo-Jordanian Society Dinner at the Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, London SW1.

Mrs Peter Troughton and Commnader Roger Walker RN were in attendance.


The Queen opens Drummond House, the new headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh. The Queen Mother, Colonel-in-Chief, presents New Colours to The King's Regiment at the Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow. The Prince of Wales, Patron, Music in Country Churches, attends a Concert by the English Chamber Orchestra at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Redgrave, Suffolk. The Princess of Wales, President, Royal Academy of Music, attends a Graduation at the Academy, London NW1. Prince Edward, President, the Lord's Taverners, attends the Test Match between England and Australia followed by a Reception at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham; and as President, the Lord's Taverners, attends a Dinner at the Royal Moat House International Hotel, Nottingham. The Princess Royal, Patron, the Butler Trust, visits HM Prison Saughton, Edinburgh; and opens the Leazes Wing of the RVI, Newcastle upon Tyne. Princess Margaret attends a Garden Party given by the 'Not Forgotten' Association for the Ex-Service Disabled at the Palace of Holyroodhouse; and visits Canongate Kirk (the Kirk of Holyroodhouse). The Duke of Kent visits Banbury School, Banbury, Oxfordshire. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Popular Flying Club, attends the Annual Rally at Wroughton, Wiltshire at 11.30am.

Changing of the Guard

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 Coldstream Guards.