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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

24 November: The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Mrs Karimova visited The Queen this morning.

His Excellency Monsieur Phoune Khammounheuang was received in audience by Her Majesty and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Lao People's Democratic Republic to the Court of St James's.

Madame Khammounheuang was also received by The Queen.

Sir David Gillmore (Premanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) was present and the Household in Waiting were in attendance.

The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, today honoured the Dean and Chapter of Westminster with her presence at Luncheon in the Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey, and was received by the Dean (the Very Reverend Michael Mayne).

The Lady Farnham and Sir Kenneth Scott were in attendance.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness held an Evening Reception at Buckingham Palace for the Diplomatic Corps at which The Prince of Wales and The Duke and Duchess of Kent were present.

The Orchestra of the Grenadier Guards played selections of music during the evening.

Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms, The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard and a dismounted detachment of the Household Cavalry were on duty.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, Tiger Club Dawn to Dusk Competition Panel of Judges, this morning chaired a meeting of the judges at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness, Patron and Trustee, later attended Receptions at St James's Palace for Young People who have reached the Gold Standard in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

The Queen was represented by the Lord Somerleyton (Master of the Horse) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott, Bt (Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Hampshire and Lieutenant, Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by General Sir David Fraser.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were represented by Lord Romsey.

The Duke and Duchess of York were represented by Captain Neil Blair RN.

The Prince Edward was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer.

The Princess Royal was represented by the Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke.

Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, was represented by Mrs Michael Harvey.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Captain Alexander Tetley.

Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy was represented by Mrs Peter Afia.

24 November: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening held a meeting at Buckingham Palace.

CLARENCE HOUSE

24 November: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present this afternoon at a Reception given at 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Trefoil Guild.

Mrs Michael Gordon-Lennox and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

24 November: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Colonel-in- Chief Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, was present this evening at a Reception given by the Corps at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

Mrs Charles Vyvyan was in attendance.

24 November: The Duke of Gloucester this evening was present at the Royal Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester was present at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott Bt, Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Hampshire, which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, today. YORK HOUSE

24 November: The Duke of Kent, President, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, this morning attended a Primary School's lecture at Albermarle Street, London W1.

Captain Alexander Tetley was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Grand Master, the United Grand Lodge of England, this afternoon opened the Cottage Day Centre, Harley, Near Longfield, Kent.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, visits Cambridge Regional College; and visits the Sue Ryder Home, Old Bishop's Palace, Ely, and afterwards views restoration work in Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire. The Duke of Edinburgh, International President, WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature, visits the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge; and attends a Conservation Forum, Robinson College, Cambridge. The Queen Mother, Colonel-in-Chief, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, attends a Reception given by the Officers, Past and Present, at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London W1. Prince Edward attends the London Society of Rugby Football Union Referees Annual Dinner at the Cafe Royal, London W1. The Princess Royal, Chancellor, London University, attends a Meeting of the Institute of Latin American Studies, London WC1; as Patron, International Health Exchange, attends a Conference on Management of Health in Developing Countries - Implications for the UK, at the Society of Chemical Industry, London SW1; and as Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, attends a National Study Day, College of Occupational Therapists, London SE1. The Duke of Kent, Patron, the Tree Council, attends the launch of Tree Week 1993, at the Wildlife Park, Islington, London. Princess Alexandra, Vice-Patron, opens the redeveloped unit of the Young Women's Christian Association in Rodney Street, Liverpool; as Patron, visits the Fairbridge Team Centre at Canning Dock; and visits Liverpool Parish Church and opens the reconstructed Parish Centre, Liverpool.

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 Scots Guards.

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