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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

8 July: His Excellency Mr Khaled AAS Al Duwaisan was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the State of Kuwait to the Court of St James's.

His Excellency was accompanied by the following members of the Embassy:

Mr Jassim Al-Mubaraki (Counsellor), Mr Nasser Al- Muzayyan (Second Secretary), Mr Abdul Rahman Al- Otaibi (Second Secretary), Mr Dherar Al-Najran (Third Secretary), Mr Fawaz Al-Sabah (Third Secretary), Mr Faisal Al-Sabah (Attache), Mr Sameeh Hayat (Attache) and Mr Mohamed Al-Shabo (Attache).

Mrs Dalal Al Duwaisan was also received by Her Majesty.

Sir David Gillmore (Permanent Under- Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present and the Household in Waiting were in attendance.

Mr Christian Adams (Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Bangkok) and Mrs Adams were received by The Queen.

Mr Bryan Sparrow (Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Zagreb) and Mrs Sparrow were received by Her Majesty.

The Queen this afternoon opened the Royal College of Anaesthetists in Russell Square, London WC1, and was received by the President (Professor Alastair Spence) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Camden (Councillor Ramen Bhattacharyya).

After touring the College, Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Lady Susan Hussey, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh today presented The Prince Philip Prize for the Designer of the Year and gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen was represented by the Earl of Airlie KT (Lord Chamberlain) at the Memorial Service for Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Martin Gilliat (Private Secretary and Equerry to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) which was held in St Martin-in- the-Fields, London WC2, today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Sir Brian McGrath.

The Prince of Wales was represented by Mr Gerald Ward.

The Duke of York was represented by Captain Neil Blair RN.

The Prince Edward was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer.

The Princess Royal was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Gibbs.

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Simon Bland.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Lieutenant-Commander Sir Richard Buckley.

8 July: The Prince Edward this evening opened the Lichfield Festival at Lichfield Cathedral, and was received by Colonel F. Walter James (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire).

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

8 July: The Princess Royal, Patron, the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, today attended a Special Graduation of Veterinary Students and received an Honorary Degree at the University of Edinburgh, McEwen Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness afterwards attended a Luncheon at the University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge.

The Princess Royal this afternoon opened the Equine Intensive Care Unit, Edinburgh University, Veterinary Field Station, Easter Bush.

Mrs David Bowes Lyon was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Victim Support, later attended the Victim Support 1993 National Conference, Warwick University, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for West Midlands (The Earl of Aylesford).

CLARENCE HOUSE

8 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present at the Memorial Service for Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Martin Gilliat which was held in the Church of St Martin- the-Fields today.

The Dowager Viscountess Hambleden was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

8 July: The Prince of Wales, Patron, Tetbury Church Restoration and Improvement Fund, this evening attended a Service of Rededication at Tetbury Parish Church, Gloucestershire.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

8 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this evening attended a Summer Ball held at the Berkeley Hotel, London SW1, to celebrate the 21st Anniversaries of the Dyslexia Institute and the Berkeley Hotel.

Mrs Charles Vyvyan was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness was represented by Major the Lord Napier and Ettrick at the Memorial Service for Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Martin Gilliat, Private Secretary and Equerry to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, which was held in St Martin-in- the-Fields, London WC2 today.

YORK HOUSE

7 July: The Duke of Kent, President, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this morning visited Clogher Head Lifeboat Station, Clogher Head, County Louth, and Skerries Lifeboat Station, County Dublin.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Howth Lifeboat Station and Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station, Dublin, Irish Republic.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

8 July: The Duke of Kent, President, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this morning visited Wicklow Lifeboat Station, County Wicklow.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Courtown Lifeboat Station, County Wexford, Irish Republic.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this evening opened the Indian Artists Exhibition at the Nehru Centre, South Audley Street, London W1.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

8 July: Princess Alexandra, Patron of Crisis, this morning presented 'Schoolfriend of Crisis' awards at the Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water Street, Manchester and was received by Mrs Avril Fishwick (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Greater Manchester).

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness was represented by the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy at the Memorial Service for Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Martin Gilliat, Private Secretary and Equerry to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, which was held at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London WC2 today.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen, Patron, visits the Army Rifle Association's Meeting at Bisley, Surrey. The Duke of Edinburgh visits the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Suffolk; and as Patron, visits the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, and attends a lunch given by the Ipswich Port Authority at the Old Custom House, Ipswich. The Queen Mother unveils the Battle of Britain Memorial at Dover. The Princess of Wales begins a visit to Zimbabwe. The Duke of Kent, Chancellor, Surrey University, presides at the Conferment of Degrees Ceremony in Guildford Cathedral; and attends the Metropolitan Police Horse Show and Tournament at Imber Court, East Molesey. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund, opens a new extension at Mansfield Hospital; attends a service at All Saints' Church, Northampton; and visits the Northamptonshire General Hospital.

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 Grenadier Guards.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

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

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