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6 July: The Queen this morning opened the new Royal Parks Headquarters at Old Police House, Hyde Park, London SW1, and was received by the Chief Executive (Mr David Welch).

Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque and afterwards toured the building.

The Queen later opened the new Queen Elizabeth Gate at Hyde Park Corner, London W1, and was received by Prince Michael of Kent and the Chairman, Queen Elizabeth Gate Appeal Committee (Mr Richard Briggs).

The Lady Susan Hussey, Mr Robin Janvrin and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, today attended Receptions at St James's Palace for young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

His Royal Highness, President, the City and Guilds of London Institute, this afternoon presented the 1993 City and Guild Prince Philip Medal and Silver and Bronze Medals followed by a Luncheon at the Inn on the Park, London W1.

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, this evening attended a Concert in aid of Voluntary Service Overseas at the Barbican, London EC2.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

6 July: The Princess Royal, Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, this morning gave the Opening Address at the Second Residential Meeting of the Society, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Mrs David Bowes Lyon was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, Chancellor, University of London, this afternoon opened the 'Chemistry II', extension, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Imperial College Road, London SW7.

The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of London, this evening attended a Reception for the Fifth International Conference on Thai Studies, Lancaster House, Cleveland Row, London SW1.

Mrs Malcolm Innes was in attendance.


6 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present at the opening by The Queen of the Queen Elizabeth Gates at Hyde Park. Her Majesty subsequently attended a Reception at the Hyde Park Hotel.

The Lady Grimthorpe, Sir Alastair Aird and Captain the Hon Edward Dawson-Damer were in attendance.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother this afternoon visited gardens in the London Boroughs of Hackney and Enfield under the auspices of the London Gardens Society and the London Children's Flower Society.

Miss Jane Walker-Okeover was in attendance.

Miss Jane Walker-Okeover has succeeded the Lady Angela Oswald as Lady- in-Waiting to Her Majesty.


6 July: The Prince of Wales, Patron, Macmillan Nurse Appeal, this morning visited the new Cancer Support Unit at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, Middlesex.

His Royal Highness, President, Prince of Wales' Advisory Group on Disability, this afternoon visited SmithKline Beecham, One New Horizons Court, Brentford, Middlesex.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.


6 July: The Princess of Wales this morning opened the new Early Years Unit at Broadwater Primary School, Broadwater Road, Tooting, London SW17.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

6 July: The Duke of Gloucester today visited the Royal Agricultural Society of England Royal Show at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Warwickshire (Captain the Viscount Daventry).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, this morning attended a concert at the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire (Mr Henry Elwes).

In the afternoon, Her Royal Highness, as President of the Royal School, Bath, attended Founders' Day and presented prizes at the Junior School prizegiving.

Mrs Michael Wigley was in attendance.


6 July: The Duchess of Kent this morning visited teh Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead General Hospital, Westbury- on-Trym, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Avon (Sir John Wills Bt).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited St Peter's Hospice, Mortimer Road, Knowle and later opened the Maples Residential Home, Blackberry Hill, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon.

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.


6 July: Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, today presided at congregations for the conferment of Degrees and an Honorary Degree at Lancaster University.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.


The Queen Mother attends the Festival Service of the Friends of St Paul's in St Paul's Cathedral. The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, hosts a meeting for leaders of UK Urban Development Corporations and major corporate landowners at Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Prince Edward attends 'A Summer Evening of Opera' in support of Meningitis Research at Chelsea Physic Garden, London SW3. The Princess Royal, Patron, 1993 Island Games, attends the Island Games, Isle of Wight; as Patron, British Executive Service Overseas, attends the Annual Reunion and Meeting at Centre Point, London W1; and visits HMNZS Canterbury, Portsmouth, Hampshire. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, opens Basil de Ferranti House at St Michael's Hospice, Basingstoke, Hampshire; and later opens the new Isolation Rooms at the Royal South Hampshire Hospital, Southampton. Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, presides at Ceremonies for the conferment of Degrees at Lancaster University. Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Institute of the Motor Industry, attends the President's Lunch at Fanshaws, Brickendon, Hertford.

Changing of the Guard

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 Coldstream Guards.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

St James's Park, Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.