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1 March: The Duke of Edinburgh, President and Honorary Life Fellow, the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, this evening gave the President's Lecture, the Society's House, John Adam Street, London WC2.

Mr Brian McGrath was in attendance.

By command of The Queen the Viscount St Davids (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Departure of The President of the State of Israel and Mrs Herzog and bade farewell to His Excellency and Mrs Herzog on behalf of Her Majesty.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Viscount Goschen (Lord-in-Waiting) at the Memorial Service for Sir Cyril Pickard (formerly High Commissioner in Lagos) which was held in St James's Church, Piccadilly, London W1, this afternoon.

1 March: The Prince Edward, President, the Lord's Taverners, today gave a Luncheon for the Committee Chairman at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Reception to launch the Lord's Taverners' Cricket Tour to Kenya at Simpson (Piccadilly) Limited, London W1.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

1 March: The Princess Royal today visited Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness this morning inaugurated the Seagull Trust's new Reception Centre and Dry-Dock on the Union Canal, Ratho.

The Princess Royal later opened the Scottish Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Service, Astley Ainslie Hospital.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Butler Trust, afterwards presented the Prison Service Annual Awards, Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Finally The Princess Royal opened the new extension to Parliament House.

Mrs David Bowes-Lyon was in attendance.


1 March: The Prince of Wales today visited Dyfed and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dyfed (Mr David Mansel Lewis).

His Royal Highness this morning attended a Service to celebrate St David's Day at St David's Cathedral.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited St David's Assemblies, New Street, St David's.

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Trust, later met Prince's Trust volunteers, Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.


1 March: The Princess of Wales departed from Gatwick Airport, London, this morning for an official visit to Nepal.

The following were present and took leave of Her Royal Highness:

His Excellency Mr Surya Prasad Shrestha (Ambassador of the Kingdom of Nepal) and Mrs Shrestha, Major-General Sir Philip Ward (Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex), Sir Donald Logan (Special Representative of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) and Mr Eammon Mullaney (Managing Director, British Airways Gatwick).

The Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Captain Edward Musto RM, Mr Geoffrey Crawford and Surgeon Commander Robin Clark RN were in attendance.


The Queen holds an Investiture. The Princess Royal visits Thurnscoe Workshops, Hickleton, South Yorkshire; visits Dearne Valley Business School, High Melton, South Yorkshire; as President, Save the Children Fund, visits the Save the Children Shop, Doncaster, South Yorkshire; as Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, opens the new bureau premises, Mexborough, South Yorkshire; and as President of Patrons, Crime Concern, attends a one-day workshop on tackling youth crime, Cave Castle Golf Hotel, South Cave, Humberside. The Duke of Gloucester attends a Luncheon given by the Lord Mayor of London and Sheriffs at the Old Bailey, London EC4. Princess Alexandra visits Linden Lodge School, London SW19. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Brooklands Museum Trust Appeal attends a fund-raising Luncheon at the museum; and attends the Guinness Peat Aviation Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London W1.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.