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8 June: Mr Francis Savage was received in audience by The Queen upon his appointment as Governor of Montserrat.

Mrs Savage was also received by Her Majesty.

Mr Peter Penfold (Governor of the British Virgin Islands) and Mrs Penfold were received by The Queen.

Mr David Walker (British High Commissioner to the Republic of Ghana) and Mrs Walker were received by Her Majesty.

The President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and Mrs Lacalle were received by The Queen.

Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, was present this afternoon at a Garden Party given by the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards at Burton's Court and was received by the Colonel of the Regiment (Major-General Sir George Burns) and the Commanding Officer (Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Briggs).

The Duchess of Grafton, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen this evening.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Master, today attended the Annual Court Meeting and Luncheon, Trinity House, London EC3.

His Royal Highness, Patron, this evening attended the Air League Annual Reception, British Airways Flight Crew Training Centre, Heathrow Airport, London.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

Mrs John Dugdale has succeeded Lady Abel Smith as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.

8 June: The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Signals, this morning visited the 4th Armoured Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment, Hammersmith Barracks, Herford, Germany.

Her Royal Highness, President of Patrons of Crime Concern, this evening attended a Reception given by Kingfisher plc to celebrate Crucial Crew, Butcher's Hall, 87 Bartholomew Close, Smithfield, London EC1.

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.

The Princess Royal, accompanied by Commander Timothy Laurence RN, later attended a Dinner in honour of His Excellency The President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and Mrs Lacalle, 10 Downing Street, London SW1.


8 June: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was entertained at luncheon today by the Chairman (Brigadier J. Parker) and members of The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Officers' Club at Claridge's.

The Lady Margaret Colville and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.

The Lady Margaret Colville has succeeded Dame Frances Campbell-Preston as Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty.


8 June: The Prince of Wales, Liveryman, the Worshipful Company of Pewterers, this morning presented the prizes for the annual Pewter Design Competition, Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane, London EC2.

His Royal Highness this afternoon attended the Annual Luncheon of the Royal Warrant Holders Association and presented the 1993 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Awards, the London Hilton, Park Lane, London W1.

Commander Robert Fraser RN was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales this evening gave a Dinner for European experts.


8 June: The Princess of Wales today visited Glasgow and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the CIty of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, International Spinal Research Trust, this morning visited the Spinal Injury Unit, Southern General Hospital.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, British Lung Foundation, this afternoon visited a research project at the Western Infirmary.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, later opened their Conference Centre, 234-242 St Vincent Street.

The Princess of Wales afterwards launched Drinkwise Scotland 1993 in George Square.

Viscountess Campden and Captain Edward Musto RM were in attendance.

8 June: The Duke of Gloucester today visited Royal Air Force Spadeadam, Gilsland, Carlisle, Cumbria.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


8 June: Princess Alexandra, Patron, this afternoon visited the Care community at Ide Hil, Sevenoaks, Kent, and was received by the Lord Cornwallis (Deputy Lieutenant of Kent).

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Light Infantry, this evening took the Salute at the Sounding of Retreat by the Massed Bands and Bugles of the Light Division on Horse Guards, London SW1.

Rear-Admiral Sir John Garnier was in attendance.


The Queen attends an exhibition of contemporary sculpture organised by the Royal Society of British Sculptors, at Chelsea Harbour, London SW3. The Queen Mother visits Girton College, Cambridge. The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, opens the recently restored Duchy Hotel at Princetown, Devon, which will form Dartmoor National Park Authority's High Moorland Visitor Centre; and, as Duke of Cornwall, views the recently completed extension of the Plume of Feathers pub and visits the new Methodist Housing Association's sheltered accommodation in Princetown. The Princess Royal participates in group discussions of the Consultation on 'Protecting the Environment: energy sources for the Britain of tomorrow', St George's House, Windsor, Berkshire. The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Silver Jubilee Walkway Trust, unveils a Walkway Panoramic Panel, London Bridge; and later attends a Luncheon at Guildhall, London EC2. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Iris Fund (for Prevention of Blindness), opens the South Wing Eye Department and afterwards meets ophthalmic medical and nursing staff at St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1. The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, attends a reception for Exporters at 10 Downing Street, London SW1. The Duchess of Kent attends the Annual Service of Dedication of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor at the Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London EC1. Princess Alexandra attends a Gala Evening to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Orchestra of St John's Smith Square and in aid of the Alzheimer's Disease Society at St James's Palace, London SW1. Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Institute of the Motor Industry, presents Autoglym with a British Standards Certificate in Letchworth, Hertfordshire; and as Provincial Grand Master Lodge of Middlesex, visits the Retirement Homes at Stanmore, Middlesex.

Changing of the Guard

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, 11.30am, band provided by the Irish Guards.