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2 June: The Master, Wardens and Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Gardeners were received by The Queen and presented a bouquet of flowers to commemorate Her Majesty's Coronation.

The Queen, with the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Prince of Wales, Princess Alexandra and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, honoured Epsom Races with her presence today.

The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Households in Waiting were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Navy Records Society, this evening attended a Reception at St James's Palace followed by a Dinner at the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London SW1.

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

2 June: The Prince Edward this evening attended 'Vivat Regina', a Coronation Day Celebration Dinner, in support of the Stars Organisation Supporting Action for People with Cerebral Palsy, the Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

2 June: The Princess Royal, President, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, today launched the Directory of Services for Carers, Diocesan Centre, Bangor, and was received by Lieutenant-Commander Richard Richards RN (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd).

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


2 June: The Prince of Wales this evening attended a Dinner in aid of the London Library One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Appeal, Christie's, London SW1.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.


2 June: The Princess of Wales today visited Taunton and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Somerset (Colonel Walter Luttrell).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Pre- School Playgroups Association, this morning visited the Taunton Opportunity Playgroup, Northfields, Bishops Hull.

The Princess of Wales this afternoon visited St Margaret's Somerset Hospice, Heron Drive, Bishops Hull.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Relate, later visited Taunton Deane and West Somerset Relate, 3 Upper Street.

The Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Captain Edward Musto RM were in attendance.


2 June: The Duke of Kent this morning visited the Royal Bath and West of England Show at the Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset and was met on arrival by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset (Captain David Tudway-Quilter).

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, President, this evening attended a performance of La Boheme given by the Pavilion Opera Company in aid of Homelife at the Merchant Taylor's Hall, Threadneedle Street, London EC1.

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.


The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, inspects the Yeoman of the Queen's Body Guard at Buckingham Palace; and later attends a concert and reception to mark the Tercentenary of the College of William and Mary in Virginia in the Drapers' Hall, London EC2. The Duke of Edinburgh, President, National Playing Fields Association, attends the Diamond Anniversary luncheon at the Waldorf Hotel, London WC2. The Prince of Wales, President, the Prince's Youth Business Trust, presents the prizes at the Reader's Digest/PYBT 1993 Awards at Bafta, London W1; and takes the Salute at Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards, London SW1. The Princess of Wales, Patron, London City Ballet, attends a Gala Evening at the State Apartments, Kensington Palace. The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Logistics Corps, attends a Luncheon with Commanding Officers, Officers' Mess, Blackdown Barracks, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey. Princess Margaret opens Anglian Water's new drinking-water plant at Hillington, Norfolk. The Duke of Kent, Patron, visits the National Army Museum, London SW3. The Duchess of Kent visits the Suffolk Agricultural Association's Annual Show at Suffolk Showground, Ipswich, Suffolk. Princess Alexandra attends a Recital and Dinner to mark the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of the House of Krug, at the Royal College of Music, London SW7.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion the King's Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the King's