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WINDSOR CASTLE

18 June: The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, honoured Ascot Races with her presence today.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

18 June: The Duke of York, Colonel-in- Chief, The Royal Irish Regiment, this morning departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for Cyprus.

Captain Neil Blair RN, Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton and Major Joyce Gillison were in attendance.

18 June: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this afternoon attended a luncheon at the De Vere Hotel and afterwards visited participants of the award at the Superbowl, Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Swindon, and was received by Major-General John Brockbank (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Wiltshire).

His Royal Highness, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, later attended a Reception at Harveys Wine Museum, 12 Denmark Street, Bristol, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Avon (Sir John Wills Bt).

The Prince Edward this evening attended the 'Challenge at Work' Reception to celebrate the Twenty-First Anniversary of the Avon Industrial Project at Leigh Court, Abbotsleigh, Bristol, and was received by Colonel John Bryant (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Avon).

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

18 June: The Princess Royal, Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, this morning attended the Wales Conference on Deaf-Blindness, Mid-Glamorgan County Hall, Cardiff, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Mid-Glamorgan (Mr Murray McLaggan).

Her Royal Highness, President, the Missions to Seamen, this afternoon opened the Flying Angel Centre, Cargo Road, Cardiff Docks, Cardiff, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards RNR).

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

18 June: The Princess of Wales this morning visited the Refuge, Chiswick, London W4.

The Duchess of Gloucester this morning visited the Junior School of the Study Preparatory School to mark the School's Centenary, Wilberforce House, Camp Road, Wimbledon Common, London SW19.

In the evening Her Royal Highness attended a Concert in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

18 June: Princess Alexandra was represented by the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lady Grierson which was held at the Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, London W1, this morning.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh tomorrow visit Lord's Cricket Ground to see the Test Match between England and Australia. The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, tomorrow attends a Reception and Beating Retreat at St James's Palace. The Princess Royal, Patron, HFT Development Trust, tomorrow attends a Trustees Meeting and Buffet Luncheon at Hambros Bank, London EC3; and later, as Patron, Rosebowl Environmental Project for Schools 1993, attends a Civic Dinner in the Banqueting Hall, City Chambers, Glasgow. Princess Margaret, Patron, the Mary Hare Grammar School, today attends a dinner in aid of the Mary Hare Foundation, Highclere Castle, Berkshire. The Duke of Kent, President, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, tomorrow accompanied by The Duchess of Kent, attends the Lawn Tennis Championship Meeting, Wimbledon, London SW19. The Duchess of Gloucester tomorrow visits Pembroke College, Cambridge; visits the Department of Genetics, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge; and as Patron of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (Cot Death Research and Support), visits Rosie Maternity Hospital to mark the foundation's 21st Birthday. Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, tomorrow opens the Leopold Muller Cystic Fibrosis Gene Research Laboratory at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London W2; and later, as Patron, SWAN (Society for Wildlife Art of the Nations), visits Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Brooklands Museum Trust Limited, today receives the Henry Birkin Memorial Plaque from the British Racing Drivers Club at Brooklands. Princess Michael of Kent, Patron of Prader Willi Syndrome, tomorrow attends the Pavilion Opera Company's performance of La Boheme at the Merchant Taylors' Hall.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: 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. 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 Scots Guards.

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