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21 June: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon attended the Test Match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground and met members of the teams.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were received by the President of the MCC (the Lord Griffiths) and the Secretary (Lieutenant-Colonel John Stephenson).

The Hon Mary Morrison, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes, Mr Geoffrey Crawford and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, this evening attended a Reception and Beating Retreat at St James's Palace.

By command of The Queen, the Viscount Boyne (Lord-in-Waiting) called upon the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe at the St James's Court Hotel, Buckingham Gate, London SW1, this morning and, on behalf of Her Majesty, welcomed Mr Mugabe on his arrival in this Country.

The Princess Royal, Patron, HFT Development Trust, this afternoon attended a Trustees' Meeting and Luncheon at Hambros Bank, London EC3.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Rosebowl Environmental Project for Schools 1993, this evening attended a Civic Dinner in the Banqueting Hall, City Chambers, Glasgow, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.


21 June: The Prince of Wales received Dr Mjah Jones (Chairman, Welsh Development Agency) this morning.

His Royal Highness this evening gave a Reception for Earthwatch Europe.


21 June: The Duchess of Gloucester this morning visited Pembroke College, Cambridge and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire (Mr James Crowden).

In the afternoon Her Royal Highness visited the Department of Clinical Genetics at Addenbrooke's NHS Trust and opened the Molecular Genetics Laboratory and, subsequently, as Patron of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (Cot Death Research and Support), visited Rosie Maternity Hospital, Cambridge.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.


21 June: The Duke of Kent, President, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, accompanied by The Duchess of Kent, this afternoon attended the opening day of the Wimbledon Championships.

Mrs Julian Tomkins and Captain the Honourable Tom Coke were in attendance.


21 June: Princess Alexandra, Patron of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, this morning opened the Leopold Muller Cystic Fibrosis Gene Research Laboratory at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, Norfolk Place, London W2.

Her Royal Highness, Patron of Swan (Society for Wildlife Art of the Nations) this afternoon visited Nature in Art at Wallsworth Hall, Twigworth, Gloucester and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire (Mr Henry Elwes).

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.


The Queen attends a Garden Party at Syon House to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Cancer Research Campaign. The Princess of Wales, Patron, Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence (ISDD), attends the ISDD Media Awards Lunch at the Cafe Royal, London W1. The Princess Royal, Patron, Rosebowl Environmental Project for Schools 1993, presents the awards to schools at City Chambers, Glasgow; and opens St Mungo Museum and Glasgow Cathedral Visitor and Conference Centre, Glasgow. The Duke of Gloucester, President, Cancer Research Campaign, accompanied by the Duchess of Gloucester, attends the campaign's garden party at Syon House, Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, the Enham Trust, launches the 75th Anniversary Celebrations at Enham Alamein, Andover, Hampshire. The Duke of Kent, Royal Fellow, the Royal Academy of Engineering, attends the Academic Research and Success in Industry Exhibition, Imperial College, London SW7. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Samaritans, attends the charity preview of Sunset Boulevard in aid of the Samaritans and Riding for the Disabled, at the Adelphi Theatre, London SW1.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.