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17 July: The Duke of York today attended the Open Golf Championships at the Royal St George's, Sandwich, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Kent (the Lord Kingsdown).

Captain Neil Blair RN was in attendance.

17 July: The Prince Edward, Patron, the Ocean Youth Club, today visited Tyne and Wear and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Colonel Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison).

His Royal Highness this morning visited Walker School, Newcastle.

The Prince Edward afterwards visited the Sail Training Ships and the Ocean Youth Club's vessels at Newcastle Quay.

His Royal Highness later started the Parade of Sail from the Harbourmaster's Cutter at Tyne Bridge and subsequently attended a Reception at Walker Technology Park, Newcastle.

The Prince Edward this afternoon attended a Luncheon on board the Gryphon A at McNulty Offshore Services Limited, South Shields.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron, the London Mozart Players, and President, the Lord's Taverners, this evening attended a 'Summer Prom' and Dinner at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.

18 July: By command of The Queen, the Viscount Astor (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Departure of The Duchess of Kent for Egypt and bade farewell to Her Royal Highness on behalf of Her Majesty.


18 July: The Prince of Wales, Patron, Tetbury Church Restoration and Improvement Fund, this evening attended a Fund-Raising Opera at Chavenage, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.


18 July: The Duchess of Kent, Patron, Unicef UK, today left London Heathrow to visit projects in Tanzania.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.


The Prince of Wales opens the new Sport and Leisure Centre at Sir William Romney's School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. The Princess of Wales, Patron of English National Ballet and The Foundation for Conductive Education, attends a Gala Evening at the Savoy Theatre, London WC2. The Duke of York attends the Tesco Charity Pro-Am Golf Classic at the Royal Automobile Golf and Country Club, Woodcote Park, Epsom, Surrey. The Duke of Kent, Patron, Endeavour Training, visits the Break (Children's Centres) Charitable and Benevolent Organisation, Sheringham, Norfolk; visits Heritage House, Wells-next-the-Sea; as Vice-Chairman, The British Overseas Trade Board, visits Kingsland Engineering (Norfolk) Limited, Sheringham; visits PH Roberts and Company Cabinet Makers, Letheringsett; and, as President, the King's Lynn Festival of Music and the Arts, attends an English Concert at the St Nicholas Church, King's Lynn.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

St James's Park, South Nottinghamshire Hussars Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.