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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

15 November: The Queen, Patron, and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening attended a Royal Variety Performance in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund at the Dominion Theatre.

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

15 November: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, President, the Lord's Taverners, this evening attended the City of London Region Dinner at the Savoy, 1 Savoy Hill, London WC2.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

15 November: The Prince of Wales, Patron, Tetbury and District Hospital League of Friends, this evening gave a Reception.

KENSINGTON PALACE

15 November: The Princess of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires), this morning received Lieutenant-Colonel John Russell upon assuming his appointment as Commanding Officer 1st Battalion.

15 November: The Duke of Gloucester, President, Christ's Hospital, was present today at the opening of Salters' School of Chemistry, Christ's Hospital, Horsham, West Sussex.

His Royal Highness was received on arrival by Major-General Sir Philip Ward (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester this morning visited Derbyshire and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Derbyshire (Colonel Sir Peter Hilton).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Royal Surgical Aid Society, visited Lea Hurst Residential Home for the Elderly, Holloway, near Matlock, Derbyshire.

This afternoon The Duchess of Gloucester visited Leicestershire and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Leicestershire (Mr Timothy Brooks).

Her Royal Highness opened Loughborough Hospital and afterwards opened 'Created with Feeling', a joint Exhibition for the Royal Leicestershire, Rutland and Wycliffe Society for the Blind and Leicestershire Museums, Arts and Records Service at Leicestershire Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.

Mrs Michael Wigley was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

15 November: The Duke of Kent this morning visited Aston Martin Lagonda Group Limited, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire (Commander the Honourable John Fremantle).

His Royal Highness, Trustee, this evening opened the George III Gallery at the Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

15 November: Princess Alexandra and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy this evening attended a Rachmaninov Anniversary Concert of the Galitzine-St Petersburg Trust at the Barbican Centre, London EC2.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend a reception at St James's Palace given by the Commonwealth Jewish Council and the Board of Deputies of British Jews on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Council. The Duke of Edinburgh, President, attends a luncheon to celebrate the Centenary of the Fellowship of the City and Guilds of London Institute at Clothworkers' Hall, London EC3. The Prince of Wales addresses the Historic Houses Association Annual General Meeting at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London SW1; confers Fellowships and Honorary Membership and presents prizes at the Royal College of Music, London SW7; and attends the Royal Film Performance of The Man Without a Face at the Odeon Cinema, London WC2. The Princess of Wales, Patron, Trust for Sick Children in Wales, opens the Adolescent Unit at the Carmarthen and District NHS Trust, West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthen; opens the refurbished wards at the Carmarthen and District NHS Trust, West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthen; and visits Teen Challenge, Gorslas, Llanelli, Dyfed. Prince Edward inaugurates the Gryphon Oil Field in the North Sea during a reception given by Kerr McGee Oil (UK) plc at the Natural History Museum, London SW7. Princess Margaret visits the Lady Haig Poppy Factory, New Haig House, Edinburgh; and as Patron, St Margaret's Chapel Guild and St Margaret's 900, attends a service for St Margaret's Day in St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle, followed by a reception in the Great Hall. The Duke of Gloucester, President, Britain-Nepal Society, attends the Annual General Meeting at the Royal Nepalese Embassy, London W8. The Duke of Kent, Patron, Endeavour Training, attends a dinner co-hosted by Williams Racing, Didcot, Oxfordshire. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, the Spastics Society, visits Newton Products Meadway Works, Birmingham; and as President, Action Research, visits the Liver Unit and Action Research Volunteers at the Children's Hospital, Birmingham. Princess Alexandra attends a Concert in aid of the Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation at Syon House, Brentford, Middlesex. Princess Michael of Kent attends the Greater London Fund for the Blind's Christmas Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London W8.

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