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9 June: His Excellency General DS Attygalle and Mrs Attygalle were received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon His Excellency relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in London.

Mr Michael Hone was received in audience by Her Majesty and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Reykjavik.

Mrs Hone was also received by The Queen.

Her Majesty this afternoon arrived at Lambeth Pier and was received by the Chairman, Port of London Authority (Sir Brian Shaw).

The Queen embarked in a RiverBus for Chelsea Harbour, escorted by the Chairman, RiverBus Partnership (Mr Peter Dale).

Her Majesty visited Chelsea Harbour Sculpture '93 Exhibition and was received by the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham (Mrs Joan Caruana).

The Queen toured the exhibiton, escorted by the President, the Royal Society of British Sculptors (Mrs Philomena Davidson Davis) and afterwards attended a Reception given by the Group Managing Director, P & O (Sir Bruce Macphail), in Harbour Yard.

Mrs John Dugdale, Mr Robin Janvrin and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Chancellor, today visited Cambridge University.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Storey's Charity Almshouses, Mount Pleasant, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire (Mr James Crowden).

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

By command of The Queen, the Viscount Boyne (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this evening upon the Departure of The President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and Mrs Lacalle and bade farewell to His Excellency and Mrs Lacalle on behalf of Her Majesty.

9 June: The Prince Edward this evening arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Jordan.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

9 June: The Princess Royal this morning participated in group discussions of the Consultation on 'Protecting the Environment: Energy Sources for the Britain of Tomorrow', St George's House, Windsor, the Royal County of Berkshire.


9 June: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother today visited Girton College, Cambridge.

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


9 June: The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, this morning opened the High Moorland Centre for Dartmoor National Park, Princetown, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Devon (Lieutenant-Colonel the Earl of Morley).

His Royal Highness later viewed the recently completed youth hostel facilities in the extension of the Plume of Feathers, Princetown.

The Prince of Wales afterwards visited the new Methodist Housing Association's sheltered accommodation, Princetown.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Duchy property in Somerset and Dorset.

Mr David Landale was in attendance.


9 June: The Princess of Wales, Colonel- in-Chief, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires), this morning reviewed the regiment at Howe Barracks, Canterbury, Kent.

Miss Anne Beckwith-Smith and Captain Edward Musto RM were in attendance.

9 June: The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Silver Jubilee Walkway Trust, today unveiled a Walkway Panoramic Panel, London Bridge, and afterwards was present at a Luncheon at Guildhall, London EC2.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Iris Fund (for Prevention of Blindness) this afternoon opened the South Wing Eye Department and afterwards met ophthalmic medical and nursing staff at St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1.

Mrs Michael Wigley was in attendance.


9 June: The Duke of Kent, President, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, this afternoon received Group Captain David Bolton, Director.

The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, this evening attended the Prime Minister's Reception for Exporters, 10 Downing Street, London SW1.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this evening attended the Annual Service of Dedication for the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor at the Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, London EC1.

Mrs Peter Troughton was in attendance.


9 June: Princess Alexandra this evening attended a Gala Concert to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, and in aid of the Alzheimer's Disease Society and the Admiral Nurse Service, at St James's Palace, London SW1.

The Lady Nicholas Gordon Lennox was in attendance.


The Queen, Patron, attends a Reception at Guildhall, London EC2, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund; and later, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, dines with the Chiefs of Defence Staff. The Princess of Wales attends a dinner at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2. The Princess Royal, President, the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, attends the Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge, Cornwall. The Duke of Gloucester visits the South of England Agricultural Society Show, Ardingly, West Sussex. The Duchess of Gloucester takes the Salute at the Founder's Day Parade, Royal Hospital, London SW3; and later attends a Concert in support of London International String Quartet Competition at Middle Temple Hall, London EC4. The Duke of Kent, Colonel-in- Chief, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, visits the sixth Battalion on Summer Camp, Longmoor, Hampshire. The Duchess of Kent opens the Eden Valley Hospice, Carlisle; visits the Carlisle Campus, the University of Northumbria; visits the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle; and visits the Roman Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort, Gilsland, Cumbria. Princess Alexandra visits the Acorn Venture Farm community project at Depot Road, Kirkby, Merseyside; visits the Field Lane Training Hostel; and later, as Patron, visits the Veterinary Centre of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals at Everton, Liverpool. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attend the Stella Artois Tournament at Queen's Club, London W14; and, as Joint Patrons, attend the Charity Gala Evening at the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, Grosvenor House, London W1.

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 Regiment.