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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

3 June: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by His Excellency Sir Wiwa Korowi (Governor-General of Papua New Guinea) at the Requiem Mass for Sir Serei Eri (formerly Governor-General of Papua New Guinea) which was held in Hohola Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Port Moresby, this morning.

4 June: The Queen this morning arrived at Winchester Railway Station and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott Bt).

Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, Adjutant General's Corps, drove to Worthy Down and was received by the Colonel Commandant (Lieutenant-General Sir Jeremy Mackenzie) and Major-General Robin Grist (Director General).

Following a Royal Salute, The Queen inspected the Quarter Guard and unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the reopening of The Princess Royal's Memorial Rose Garden.

Her Majesty visited the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess and afterwards honoured the Colonel Commandant with her presence at Luncheon in the Officers' Mess.

The Queen this afternoon attended the Corps Day Garden Party and addressed the Corps and families.

The Duchess of Gloucester and The Duchess of Kent (Deputy Colonels-in- Chief) were also present.

Lady Abel Smith, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes, Major James Patrick, Miss Suzanne Marland and Mrs Colin Marsh were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this morning visited Komori (UK) Limited, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, and was received by Mr David Fearnley (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire).

His Royal Highness later visited The Prince Philip Centre, Potternewton.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, afterwards opened the Leeds Permanent Building Society Corporate Centre, Leeds.

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Trustee of the Council, this evening attended the 1993 St George's House Annual Lecture, St George's Chapel, Windsor, the Royal County of Berkshire.

4 June: The Princess Royal this morning attended the official opening of a Special European Community Customs Day of Sport, Aldershot Military Stadium, and was received by General Sir David Fraser (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire).

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, this afternoon attended a Reception and Luncheon, Cathedral School, Salisbury, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire (Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs).

The Princess Royal later attended a Meeting of the Advisory Council for Green College, Radcliffe Observatory, Woodstock Road, Oxford, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Oxfordshire (Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt).

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

4 June: The Prince of Wales today visited Derbyshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Colonel Peter Hilton).

His Royal Highness this morning visited the Rosehill Business Centre and Rolls Royce, Derby.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited, Burnaston.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

4 June: The Duke of Kent, Visitor, today opened the new Library at the Cranfield Institute of Technology, Cranfield, Bedfordshire and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Bedfordshire (Mr Samuel Whitbread).

Commander Roger Walker, RN was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of Edinburgh, Trustee, the Prince Philip Trust Fund for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, today attends a Grand Gala Concert to mark the opening of the extension of the Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead, Berkshire. The Duke of York, Patron, the Badminton Association of England, tomorrow presents the prizes at the finals of the Badminton World Championships, National Indoor Arena, Birmingham. Princess Alexandra, Patron and Air Chief Commandant, today attends a Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service in St Clement Danes Church, followed by a Reception at the Royal Courts of Justice, London WC2.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: 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, 4pm.

TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Irish Guards.

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