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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

13 July: Mr Richard Ralph was received in audience by The Queen and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Riga.

His Excellency Mr Chang Hee Roe was received in audience by Her Majesty and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Republic of Korea to the Court of St James's.

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

Mr Yang Chun Park (Minister), Captain Sung Joong Kim (Defence Attache), Mr Kyung Jin Park (Culture and Information Attache), Mr Young Chul Choi (Counsellor), Mr Kook Ho Shin (Counsellor), Mr Dong Man Han (Second Secretary) and Mr Jeong Kyu Lee (Third Secretary).

Mrs Chung Ja Roe was also received by The Queen.

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

The Governor of South Australia was received by Her Majesty.

Major Thomas St Aubyn was received by The Queen and delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Lieutenant of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at- Arms.

The following Officers of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms were received by Her Majesty: Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott Bt, who delivered up his Stick of Office as Standard Bearer and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Lieutenant, and Major Sir Fergus Matheson of Matheson Bt, who received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Standard Bearer.

Mr Gregory Knight MP was received by Her Majesty upon his appointment as Treasurer of the Household and received from The Queen his Wand of Office.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave an Afternoon Party in the Garden of Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard were on duty.

The Bands of the Coldstream Guards and the Corps of the Royal Engineers played selections of music during the afternoon.

The Lady Elton has succeeded the Lady Susan Hussey as Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty.

13 July: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this afternoon attended the Compaq Polo Trophy at the Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn, Windsor Great Park, the Royal County of Berkshire.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

13 July: The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, this morning attended a Presentation at St James's Palace.

KENSINGTON PALACE

13 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this evening opened the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Galleries of Later Mesopotamia and Ancient Anatolia and attended the Annual Dinner for Patrons at the British Museum.

Mrs Robin Benson and Major The Lord Napier and Ettrick were in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

13 July: The Duke of Kent, Patron, The Leukaemia Research Fund, this morning visited the Preleukaemia Unit, the University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards).

His Royal Highness, Vice-Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board this afternoon attended a lunch given by the Wales Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Park Hotel, Park Place, Cardiff, and later visited Huntleigh Healthcare (Cardiff) Limited, Portmanmoor Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

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