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19 March: The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, today attended the Farewell Parade of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Blackdown Barracks, Deepcut, Surrey.

Her Majesty, escorted by the Director- General Ordnance Services (Major-General David Botting), was received on the Parade Ground with a Royal Salute and subsequently inspected a Guard of Honour.

Afterwards the Queen planted a commemorative tree. Her Majesty viewed an Exhibition displaying the history of the Corps and later honoured Major-General Botting with her presence at Luncheon.

The Queen subsequently unveiled a commemorative sculpture.

Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, later visited the Guards Depot, Pirbright, Surrey, and was received by the Commanding Officer the Household Division (Major General Robert Corbett).

The Queen toured the depot escorted by Lieutenant-Colonel Shane Alabaster (Commanding Officer Guards Depot).

The Lady Elton, Sir Kenneth Scott and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart- Wilson were in attendance.

19 March: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Pegasus Project, today attended the 1993 Annual Luncheon, Armourers' Hall, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2, and was received by the Master, the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers (Mr Peter Mason).

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance. His Royal Highness this evening attended the Annual Dinner of the South West Shingles Yacht Club, Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London SW1.

19 March: The Princess Royal today visited Cheshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Mr William Bromley Davenport).

Her Royal Highness, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, this morning visited YKK (UK) Limited, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Runcorn.

The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, afterwards visited Halcyon Belt Company Limited, Dairy House Farm, Clive Lane, Winsford.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited the David Lewis Centre, Mill Lane, Warford, Alderley Edge.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.


19 March: The Prince of Wales visited the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (Dr Helmut Kohl) in Bonn this afternoon.

His Royal Highness later received the Ecological Eagle Award given by the International Committee of Artists for Ecology which was presented by the Deputy Federal Chancellor and Foreign Minister (Dr Kinkel).

The Prince of Wales this evening attended a Dinner given in his honour by Dr Kinkel.

His Royal Highness subsequently arrived at Royal Air Force Lyneham from Germany.

Mr Peter Westmacott was in attendance.


19 March: 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, Colonel-in- Chief, this evening attended the Army Catering Corps' final dinner for Officers Past and Present, at Saint Omer Barracks, Aldershot, Hants.

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.


Princess Margaret, Patron of the Scottish Ballet, today attends a Gala Performance at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, in aid of the Scottish Children's League, of which she is President; and tomorrow, as President of the league, attends the launch of a National Balloon Race to celebrate the league's Centenary Year in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. The Duke and The Duchess of Kent tomorrow attend a performance of The War Requiem given by the London Symphony Orchestra in aid of the Vishnevskaya Rostropovich Foundation at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; The Queen's Colour Squadron RAF mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Royal Air Force Band.