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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

2 November: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland (Permanent Lord-in-Waiting and formerly Master of the Horse) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

His Royal Highness, President and Honarary Life Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, this evening attended a Dinner and presented the Albert Medal at the Society's House, London WC2.

Sir Brian McGrath was in attendance.

2 November: The Duke and Duchess of York were represented by Captain Neil Blair RN at the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

2 November: The Prince Edward was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Johnston at the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

2 November: The Princess Royal this morning attended the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops' Park Lane Fair, Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London W1.

Her Royal Highness, President, Chartered Institute of Transport, this afternoon attended an Anniversary Luncheon, New Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London WC2.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, later attended a meeting of the Birthday Appeal Group at Buckingham Palace.

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, this evening attended a Reception for Key Supporters at Buckingham Palace.

The Princess Royal was represented by Mrs Timothy Holderness-Roddam at the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

2 November: The Prince of Wales, Vice-Patron, this morning attended the British Council Board Meeting, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1.

Mr Stephen Lamport was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Duke of Cornwall, this afternoon visited Dorchester and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset (the Lord Digby).

The Prince of Wales opened the Poundbury Centre, the former Middle Farm Barns, restored as an exhibition centre.

His Royal Highness afterwards laid a foundation stone at Dorset County Council's new First School.

Mr John James was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales, Patron, Glamrogan County Cricket Club, this evening gave a Reception for the club's players and officials.

KENSINGTON PALACE

2 November: The Princess of Wales, President, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, this morning received Lord Attenborough, Chairman.

Her Royal Highness attended the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

2 November: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, accompanied by The Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, attended the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

2 November: The Duke of Gloucester, President, British Consultants Bureau, this morning presented the 1993 Awards at the Annual General Meeting at the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1.

In the evening His Royal Highness, Patron, Construction Industry Trust for Youth, was present at a Concert at Carpenters' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, was represented by Mrs Michael Harvey at a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lady Victoria Montagu Douglas Scott which was held at St Columba's Church, Pont Street, London SW1, today.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Simon Bland at a Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

YORK HOUSE

2 November: The Duke of Kent, President, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this morning left RAF Northolt for France.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron, the London Philharmonic, this evening attended a concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London SE1.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, this morning visited the West of England School for Children with Little or No Sight, Countess Wear, Exeter, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Devon (Lieutenant-Colonel the Earl of Morley).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the new Totnes Community Hospital, Coronation Road, Totnes, and later visited Rowcroft Hospice, Avenue Road, Torquay, Devon.

Mrs Peter Troughton was in attendance.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Sir Richard Buckley at the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

2 November: Princess Alexandra was represented by Major Sir Peter Clarke at the Memorial Service for the Earl of Westmorland which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1, this afternoon.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Duke of Edinburgh attends the launch of the British Horse Database at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace; as Patron and Twelfth Man, Lord's Taverners, presents the 1993 County Championship Trophy to Middlesex County Cricket Club, Buckingham Palace; as Honorary Fellow, Institute of Materials, presents the Prince Philip Award for Polymers in the Service of Mankind at Buckingham Palace; as President, English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth, presents prizes to winners of the 1993 Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Competition and chairs a meeting of the English Language Committee at Buckingham Palace; and as Honorary Freeman, the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, attends the Aircraft Industry Dinner at Merchant Taylors' Hall, London EC2. The Prince of Wales, President, the Prince's Trust, attends a conference of the trust's volunteers at Aston University, Birmingham; visits community projects at the Newtown Community Centre, Birmingham; and, as President, the Prince's Youth Business Trust, meets young West Midlands entrepreneurs at the Jewellery Business Centre, Birmingham. Prince Edward visits the Republic of the Gambia, West Africa. The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, opens Middleton Park Equestrian Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire; as Patron, the Butler Trust, visits HM Prison, Armley, Leeds; and as President, Riding for the Disabled Association, attends the National Conference Dinner, Leeds Town Hall. Princess Margaret, Patron, Youth Clubs Scotland, presents the 'BP Grizzly Challenge' Prizes, Glasgow; and as President, attends a dinner in aid of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. The Duke of Gloucester, Ranger, Epping Forest, visits Epping Forest, Essex. The Duke of Kent, President of the Council, King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, attends a council meeting, Beaumont Street, London W1. Prince Michael of Kent, President, Institute of the Motor Industry, attends the Annual General Meeting at Fanshaws, Hertford; and as President, Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, visits branches in Wales, Wolverhampton, Solihull and Bristol.

Changing of the Guard

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.

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