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

The Right Hon John Major MP, had an audience of Her Majesty this evening.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, this afternoon gave a Luncheon and chaired a meeting of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, Patron and Trustee, this evening gave a Reception for the Friends of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Buckingham Palace.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, later attended a Dinner given by the Duke of Edinburgh's Award World Fellowship at the Carlton Club, London SW1.

Sir Brian McGrath was in attendance.

The Hon Mary Morrison has succeeded Mrs John Dugdale as Lady-in- Waiting to The Queen.

23 November: The Prince Edward, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this afternoon attended a meeting of the trustees.

His Royal Highness, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this evening attended a Reception for Friends of the Award at Buckingham Palace.

The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, later attended the Magnificent Seven Dinner at the Hyatt Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place, London SW1.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.

23 November: The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Signals, today visited 210 Signal Squadron, 24 Airmobile Brigade Headquarters, Goojerat Barracks, Colchester, Essex.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Farms for City Children, this evening attended a Reception at the British Telecom Centre, 81, Newgate Street, London EC1.

The Princess Royal afterwards attended a Banquet celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Garrard as Crown Jewellers, Goldsmith's Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2.

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


23 November: Lieutenant-Colonel James Arkill today had the honour of being received by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Honorary Colonel, The Royal Yeomanry, upon assuming his appointment as Commanding Officer of the Regiment.

Mrs Michael Gordon-Lennox has succeeded the Hon Mrs Rhodes as Lady-in- Waiting to Her Majesty.


23 November: The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, this evening chaired a meeting for members and sponsors followed by a Dinner.


23 November: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Patron, the Services Sound and Vision Corporation, today attended a Reception in celebration of the 50th Annivesary of the British Forces Broadcasting Service, at the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London SW3.

Her Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Field Marshal the Lord Bramall KG).

Mrs Charles Vyvyan was in attendance.

23 November: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, East Africa Women's League (United Kingdom), was present this afternoon at the General Meeting which was held in Holy Trinity Church House, Brompton Road, London SW7.

Mrs Michael Harvey was in attendance.

The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, Order of St John, this afternoon held a Reception and Investiture of Knights and Dames of the Order of St John at St James's Palace, London SW1.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


23 November: The Duke of Kent this morning visited the Research Centre for Surface Engineering and the Newland Science Park at the University of Hull and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Humberside (Mr Anthony Bethell).

His Royal Highness, President, the Scout Association, this afternoon visited Raywell Park Scout Centre, Ripplington Road, Cottingham, North Humberside.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.


23 November: Princess Alexandra, Patron, this evening attended a Reception to mark the 25th Anniversary of Anchor Housing Association in Clothworkers' Hall, Mincing Lane, London EC3.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.


The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh lunch with the Dean and Chapter of Westminster in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey, London SW1. The Duke of Edinburgh, President of the Tiger Club Dawn to Dusk Competition Panel of Judges, chairs a meeting of the Judges at Buckingham Palace; and as Patron and Trustee, attends receptions for young people who have reached the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at St James's Palace. The Queen Mother attends the Trefoil Guild's Golden Jubilee Reception at 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road. The Prince of Wales attends an evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace. Princess Margaret, Colonel-in-Chief, attends the annual Cocktail Party of Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3. The Duke of Gloucester attends the Royal Concert in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. The Duke of Kent, President, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, attends a Primary Schools' Lecture at Albermarle Street, London W1. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, visits the Canterbury Oast Trust Ltd, Highlands Farm, Woodchurch, Ashford; and as Patron, Age Concern, opens a new Day Care Centre, Hartley, Kent.

Changing of the Guard

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