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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

25 June: The Queen today visited Tidworth and was received at Royal Air Force Boscombe Down by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire (Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs).

Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, 16th/5th Lancers, attended the Amalgamation Parade of the 16th/5th Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers.

Having been received at Carter Barracks by Major-General Alastair Dennis (Colonel, 16th/5th Lancers) and Colonel Shaun Longsdon (Colonel, 17th/21st Lancers), The Queen was received on Parade with a Royal Salute and witnessed a Fly Past by Army Air Corps Historic Flight.

Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, then presented a Guidon to The Queen's Royal Lancers.

The Queen was graciously pleased to address the Regiment and Lieutenant-Colonel Robert McKenzie Johnston (Commanding Officer) replied.

Her Majesty afterwards honoured the Colonel of the Regiment with her presence at Luncheon.

This afternoon The Queen, Patron, National Playing Fields Association, inaugurated the Multi-Games Wall at Tidworth Garrison and was received by Colonel William Hurrell (Garrison Commander) and Mr Christopher Laing (Chairman).

Her Majesty, Patron, Hospital Savings Association, later opened Alan Child House, Andover, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott Bt) and the Mayor of Test Valley Borough (Councillor George King).

The Queen toured the house, escorted by Mr Ian Adam (Chairman).

The Hon Mary Morrison, Sir Kenneth Scott and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

25 June: The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, The Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's), received Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Catling upon relinquishing his appointment as Commanding Officer, the 3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, and Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Moss upon assuming the appointment.

25 June: The Prince Edward this afternoon opened Wingham County Primary School, Wingham, Canterbury, and was received by Brigadier Maurice Atherton (Deputy Lieutenant of Kent).

His Royal Highness, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening attended a Concert given by the London Choral Society and London Musici followed by Dinner at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

25 June: The Princess Royal today visited Manchester and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester (Colonel John Timmins).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, this morning attended an Annual Conference at Manchester University Institute of Science and Technology.

The Princess Royal this afternoon visited William Hulme Grammar School.

Lady Carew-Pole was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

25 June: The Prince of Wales this morning attended an Executive Committee Meeting of The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, 14-15 Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, London NW1.

Mr Stephen Lamport was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this afternoon received the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (the Right Hon Mrs Gillian Shepherd MP).

KENSINGTON PALACE

25 June: The Princess of Wales, Patron, National Council for Child Health, this evening attended a Reception at Spencer House, London SW1.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

25 June: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was present this afternoon at a Garden Party given at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, for teachers from the Commonwealth, The United States of America and Europe.

The Lady Glenconner was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

25 June: The Duchess of Kent this morning visited the Sandeville Self Help foundation, Ton Kenfig and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Mid-Glamorgan (Mr Murray McLaggan).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the Bridgend Diabetes Centre at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Mid- Glamorgan.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen today visits Northumberland and attends the running of the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle Races; and, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, takes up residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse; and tomorrow attends Morning Service at the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh. The Prince of Wales today attends the Dettingen Te Deum concert at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London SW1. The Duke of York today attends the Centenary Banquet of the Royal Norwich Golf Club, Norwich, Norfolk; and tomorrow attends a parade of the 202 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Field Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers) to mark the 200th Anniversary of the rising of the Suffolk Yeomanry, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; and attends a Service in St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Prince Edward, Trustee, the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association, visits Portugal. The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, Order of St John, accompanied by the Duchess of Gloucester, attends the Annual Service of Commemoration and Rededication, St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: 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 Coldstream Guards. 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 Coldstream Guards.

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