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18 March: The Prince Edward today visited Manchester and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester (Colonel John Timmins).

His Royal Highness, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this afternoon attended a Luncheon in support of the award at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Midland Hotel where he was received by the Chairman, Central Manchester Development Corporation (Dr John Grigor).

The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, later re-opened the Longsight Youth Centre Stockport Road, Longsight, and was received by the Lord Mayor of Manchester (Councillor William Egerton).

His Royal Highness afterwards met members of the Lightning Bicycle Courier Company.

The Prince Edward, Patron, the Royal Exchange Theatre Company, this evening attended a Performance of Comedy of Errors followed by a Dinner and was received by the Chairman (Mr Alex Bernstein).

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O' Dwyer was in attendance.


18 March: The Prince of Wales, Patron, London and Quadrant Housing Trust, this morning visited trust property in Kennington.

Mr David Landale was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this afternoon departed from Royal Air Force Northolt for Germany.


18 March: The Princess of Wales, Patron, Centrepoint Soho, this morning attended the Centrepoint and Telethon Conference on the Children Act, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London SW1.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

18 March: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this evening attended a Reception given by the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting at 23 Portland Place, London W1, and unveiled the Coat of Arms which has been granted to the Council.

The Lady Elizabeth Cavendish was in attendance.


18 March: The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, this morning attended a meeting of the officers of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, London SW1.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Patron, Endeavour Training this afternoon received the Founder, Mr Richard Allcock OBE.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, Helen House Hospice, today received Sister Frances Dominica, Director, Mrs Edith Anthem on her retirement and Mrs Mary Thompson on taking the position of Head Nurse.

The Duchess of Kent this evening attended a Fund-Raising Concert in aid of the late Lord Cheshire's World Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief at Westminster Cathedral, London SW1.

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.