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14 October: The Queen this morning arrived at Bridgend Station and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Mid-Glamorgan (Mr Murray McLaggan) and the Mayor of Ogwr (Councillor Kenneth King).

Her Majesty drove to Sony Corporation, Pencoed, to open the new Technology Centre and was received by the Ambassador from Japan (His Excellency Mr Hiroshi Kitamura).

The Queen toured the centre, escorted by the Chairman (Mr Akio Morita) and afterwards unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty later visited United World College of the Atlantic, St Donats, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards RNR), the Chairman, the Board of Governors, United World College (Mr Maurice Webb), the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan (Councillor Mrs Lorna Hughes) and the Town Mayor of Llantwit Major (Councillor Mrs Margaret Taylor).

The Queen toured the College, escorted by the Principal (Mr Colin Jenkins), and afterwards honoured the Chairman with her presence at


Her Majesty this afternoon visited the University of Wales College, Cardiff, and was received by the Chairman, the College Council (Sir Donald Walters) and the Right Hon the Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Councillor Victor Riley).

The Queen toured the School of Engineering, escorted by the Principal (Dr Brian Smith), and afterwards unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty this evening opened Cardiff International Arena and was received by the Chairman, Brent Walker Group (Sir Keith Bright), the Chairman, World Trade Centre Wales (Lord Ivor Richard) and Mr John Lord (Managing Director, Cardiff International Arena).

The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque and afterwards attended a


Later Her Majesty was entertained by the Right Hon the Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Councillor Victor Riley) at a Banquet at City Hall.

The Countess of Airlie, the Right Hon John Redwood MP (Secretary of State for Wales), Mr Robin Janvrin, Mr Charles Anson, Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson and Mr Simon Gimson were in attendance.

14 October: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, today visited Nottingham and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire (Sir Andrew Buchanan Bt).

His Royal Highness this morning visited the Boots Company and met members of the Award's Industrial Project in Nottingham and presented an Award Operating Authority Licence to Nottingham County Council Leisure Services.

The Prince Edward this afternoon visited the Customer Service Centre, BT, Walton House, 34 St James Street, and attended a Luncheon.

His Royal Highness later visited Broxtowe Youth Arts Centre, Bradfield Road, Broxtowe, for a workshop given by the Northern Ballet Theatre.

The Prince Edward this evening attended the Northern Ballet Theatre's production of Cinderella at the Theatre Royal and subsequently attended a Dinner in the Royal Moat House International Hotel, Wollaton Street.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in


14 October: The Princess Royal, Patron, this morning addressed a Conference entitled 'Research in Practice' at the College of Occupational Therapists, 6-8 Marshalsea Road, Southwark, London SE1.

The Countess of Lichfield was in


Her Royal Highness, Patron, British Executive Services Overseas, this afternoon attended the Annual General Meeting at the Department of Trade and Industry's Conference Hall, Kingsgate House, London SW1.

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this evening attended a Dinner for the Fund's Seventy-Fifth Birthday Private Appeal at Buckingham Palace.


14 October: The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Leprosy Mission, this morning presented Special Service Awards to mission volunteers at Lambeth Palace, London SE1.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon attended the 1993 Business Traveller Awards Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in


14 October: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, this afternoon opened the Meyerstein Institute of Oncology at the Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London W1.

Lady Aird was in attendance.

14 October: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, National Asthma Campaign was present this morning at the Asthma Gift Fair at the Hurlingham Club, London SW6.

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.

In the evening The Duke and The Duchess of Gloucester attended a dinner, following the opening of the Raymond and Beverley Sackler Gallery of Early Egypt by Her Royal Highness, at the British Museum, London WC1.

Miss Suzanne Marland was in



14 October: The Duke of Kent, President, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, today received Air Chief Marshal Sir Thomas Kennedy.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon visited Ninewells Hospital, Dundee and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dundee, Scotland (Mr Thomas McDonald).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, later visited the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council stand at St Andrews Golf Course, St Andrews, Fife and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Fife (The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine KT).

Mrs Peter Troughton was in