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25 March: The Queen today visited the Crown Estate Office, 16 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1, and was received by the First Commissioner and Chairman (The Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield) and Mr Christopher Howes (Second Commissioner and Chief Executive).

Her Majesty honoured the Crown Estate Commissioners with her presence at Luncheon.

Mrs Robert de Pass, Mr Robin Janvrin and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Ross (Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office) at the Memorial Service for Sir George Bellew (formerly Garter King of Arms) which was held in the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, London WC2, this afternoon.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Sir Brian Shaw at the service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir Roderick MacLeod which was held in Southwark Cathedral, London SE1, this afternoon.


25 March: The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Regiment of Wales, this morning received Brigadier KJ Davey.

His Royal Highness today inaugurated the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, One Exchange Square, Broadgate, London EC2.

Mr Peter Westmacott was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales this evening visited Oxford and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Oxfordshire (Sir Ashley Ponsonby).

His Royal Highness attended an Anniversary Performance of Handel's Messiah at the Sheldonian Theatre.

The Prince of Wales afterwards attended a Dinner at Wadham College.

Miss Belinda Harley was in



25 March: The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, today attended the Farewell Parade of the Royal Pioneer Corps, and subsequently was present at a luncheon at Guildhall, Northampton.

His Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire (Mr John Lowther) and the Colonel Commandant of the Royal Pioneer Corps (Major-General Geoffrey Field).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance


25 March: The Duke of Kent, President, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this morning left Royal Air Force Northolt to inspect Commonwealth war graves in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.

Commander Roger Walker, RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent today attended a Reception to launch the Essential Guide to Opportunities for Young People at the Dorchester Hotel, London SW1.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund, this evening attended a Reception to launch the Palliative Care Appeal for India at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1.

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.


The Prince of Wales attends the Scottish Crofters Union Annual Conference at Stornoway Town Hall, Stornoway; opens Grampian Television's new studio centre in Stornoway; and later opens the new Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway. Prince Edward, Chairman, the International Council of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, undertakes a number of engagements in Canada. The Princess Royal, Honorary President, the Chartered Institute of Transport, attends the 'Transport for Sustainable and Green Tourism' seminar, Gloucester; and later, as Patron, The Butler Trust, visits HM Prison, Gloucester. Princess Margaret, Patron, the Bristol Royal Society for the Blind, opens the society's new centre in Bedminster, Bristol. The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Pioneer Corps, attends the final March Past of Royal Pioneer Corps before the formation of Royal Logistics Corps at Guildhall, Northampton, and afterwards attends a luncheon to mark the occasion.

Changing of the Guard

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