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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

3 November: The Lord Hesketh was received by The Queen and delivered up his Stick of Office upon relinquishing his appointment as Captain of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

The Viscount Ullswater was received by Her Majesty and received his Stick of Office upon his appointment as Captain of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms.

His Excellency Mr Tony Kandiero and Mrs Kandiero were received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon His Excellency relinquishing his appointment as High Commissioner for the Republic of Malawi in London.

His Excellency General SC Ranatunga was received in audience by Her Majesty and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Commission as High Commissioner for the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in London.

His Excellency was accompanied by the following members of the High Commission:

Mr Gamini S. Munasinghe (Deputy High Commissioner), Mr KJ Weerasinghe (Minister Counsellor, Commercial) Mrs SAMRN Rajapakse (Minister Counsellor, Consular), Mr Evans Cooray (Counsellor, Press and Information), Mr Nimal Gunatilleke (First Secretary, Defence), Mr S. Thiagarajah (First Secretary, Administration), Mr ER Weerakoon (First Secretary, Commonwealth) and Mr MM Jaffeer (Second Secretary, Education).

Mrs Ranatunga was also received by The Queen.

Sir John Coles (Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present and the Household in Waiting were in attendance.

Mr Justice Rix was received by The Queen upon his appointment as a Justice of the High Court when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Bachelor.

Sir Terence Burns (Permanent Secretary, Her Majesty's Treasury) was received by The Queen.

Her Majesty, Colonel-in-Chief, this afternoon left Heathrow Airport, London, to visit the Corps of Royal Engineers in Hameln, the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Queen was received on arrival at Hanover Airport by Her Majesty's Ambassador (Sir Nigel Broomfield) and the Chief Royal Engineer (General Sir John Stibbon).

Her Majesty drove to Bindon Barracks, Hameln, and was received by Major-General Geoffrey Field (Engineer in Chief, Army).

The Queen inspected a Guard of Honour by 28 Engineer Regiment and later honoured the Chief Royal Engineer with her presence at Dinner in the Officers' Mess.

The Countess of Airlie, Sir Kenneth Scott and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning attended the launch of the British Horse Database at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, Patron and Twelfth Man, the Lord's Taverners, later presented the 1993 County Championship Trophy to Middlesex County Cricket Club at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Materials, afterwards presented the Prince Philip Award for Polymers in the Service of Mankind at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, President, English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth, this afternoon presented prizes to the winners of the 1993 Duke of Edinburgh English Language Book Competition and subsequently chaired a meeting of the English Language Committee at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Freeman, the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers, this evening attended the Aircraft Industry Dinner at Merchant Taylors' Hall, London EC2.

Wing Commander Christopher Moran RAF was in attendance.

3 November: The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, this morning opened Middleton Park Equestrian Centre, Leeds, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for West Yorkshire (Mr John Lyles).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Butler Trust, this afternoon visited HM Prison Armley, Leeds.

Mrs Timothy Holderness-Roddam was in attendance.

The Princess Royal, Riding for the Disabled Association, this evening attended the National Conference Dinner, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

3 November: The Prince of Wales today visited Birmingham and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for West Midlands (the Earl of Aylesford).

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Trust, this morning attended a Conference of the Trust's volunteers at Aston University, Aston.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited community projects in Newtown.

His Royal Highness, Duke of Cornwall, later visited the Jewellery Business Centre, Spencer Street.

The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Youth Business Trust, afterwards met young West Midland entrepreneurs at the Jewellery Business Centre, Spencer Street.

Mr Matthew Butler was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

3 November: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon today visited Glasgow and was received by Counsellor Robert Gray (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Youth Clubs, Scotland, this afternoon presented the 'BP Youth Clubs Scotland Grizzly Challenge'. Awards at 301 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was present this evening at a Dinner in the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, in aid of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, of which Her Royal Highness is President.

The Lady Glenconner was in attendance.

3 November: The Duke of Gloucester, the Ranger of Epping Forest, today visited the Forest and opened Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

3 November: The Duke of Kent, President of the Council, the King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, this afternoon attended a council meeting at Beaumont Street, London W1.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon presented the Tidy Britain Group Queen Mother's Birthday Awards at the Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London WC1.

Miss Helen Tughan was in attendance.

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