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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

3 June: The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, this morning inspected The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard in the Garden of Buckingham Palace.

The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (Captain), Colonel Alan Pemberton (Lieutenant), Colonel Greville Tufnell (Clerk of the Cheque and Adjutant), Colonel Shaun Longsdon (Ensign) and Major Charles Marriott and Major Charles Enderby (Exons) were on parade.

The Body Guard received Her Majesty with a Royal Salute.

At the conclusion of the inspection, the Body Guard gave three cheers for The Queen and marched past Her Majesty.

The Band of the Coldstream Guards, under the direction of Major David Marshall, and the Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, were on parade.

Lady Abel Smith and Lieutenant Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The Queen held a Council at 2.15pm.

There were present:

The Right Hon Antony Newton MP (Lord President), the Right Hon Kenneth Clarke MP, the Right Hon John Gummer MP, the Right Hon Michael Howard MP, the Right Hon David Hunt MP and the Right Hon Gillian Shephard MP.

Mr John Redwood MP was sworn in as a Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Right Hon Michael Howard received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for the Home Department, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

The Right Hon John Redwood received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for Wales, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

The Right Hon David Hunt received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for Employment, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

The Right Hon John Gummer received the Seals of Office as Secretary of State for the Environment, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

The Right Hon Kenneth Clarke received the Seals of Office as Chancellor of the Exchequer, took the Oath of Office and kissed hands on appointment.

The Right Hon Gillian Shephard took the Oath of Office as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and kissed hands on appointment.

Mr Nigel Nicholls was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

The Right Hon Antony Newton MP had an audience of Her Majesty before the Council.

The Queen, Freeman, the Worshipful Company of Drapers, this evening attended a Concert and Reception to mark the Tercentenary of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Street, London EC2, and was received by the Master (Mr Philip Chalk) and the President, William and Mary College (Mr Timothy Sullivan).

The Duchess of Grafton, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, National Playing Fields Association, this afternoon attended the Diamond Anniversary Luncheon, the Waldorf Hotel, Aldwych, London WC2.

His Royal Highness, President, this evening attended a Reception to celebrate the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the English Speaking Union, Guildhall, London EC2.

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

The Queen was represented by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Grandy at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Elworthy KG, in St Clement Danes, Strand, London WC2, today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by the Very Reverend Patrick Mitchell.

The Prince of Wales was represented by Air Marshal Richard Johns.

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

The Prince Edward was represented by Group Captain Adam Wise.

The Princess Royal was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Johnston.

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 Air Chief Marshal Sir Thomas Kennedy.

Princess Alexandra was represented by the Lady Mary Mumford.

3 June: The Princess Royal Colonel-in- Chief, the Royal Logistic Corps, today attended a Luncheon with Commanding Officers, Officers' Mess, The Princess Royal Barracks, Blackdown, Deepcut, Surrey.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

3 June: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present this afternoon at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Martin Gilliat which took place in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.

Her Majesty was represented by Air Commodore Sir Archie Winskill at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Elworthy KG which was held at St Clement Danes Church, today.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

3 June: The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Youth Business Trust, today presented the prizes at the Reader's Digest/PYBT Awards, Bafta, 195 Piccadilly, London W1.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this evening gave a Reception for British businessmen on behalf of The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum St Petersburg Partnership Initiative at St James's Palace.

The Prince of Wales later took the Salute at the Household Division Beating Retreat, Horse Guards, London SW1.

Captain John Warburton-Lee was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

3 June: The Princess of Wales, Patron, London City Ballet, attended a Gala Evening at Kensington Palace.

3 June: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this afternoon visited Norfolk, and was received on arrival by Sir Julian Loyd (Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk).

Her Royal Highness visited Anglian Water and opened the Hillington Treatment Works.

The Lady Glenconner was in attendance.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was represented by Air Vice- Marshal Sir John Severne at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Marshal of the Royal Air Force The Lord Elworthy KG which was held in St Clement Danes, Strand, London WC2, today.

YORK HOUSE

3 June: The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in- Chief, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, today received Lieutenant-Colonel Trevor Minter on assuming command of the 1st Battalion and Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Kirkham on relinquishing the appointment.

The Duke of Kent, Patron, this afternoon, visited the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, this morning visited the Suffolk Agricultural Association's Annual Show at the Suffolk Showground, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk (Sir Joshua Rowley Bt).

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.

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