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1 July: His Excellency Dr Gazi Algosaibi was received in audience by The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal, Counsellors of State acting on behalf of The Queen, and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

His Excellency was accompanied by the following members of the Embassy:

Mr Ibrahim Mohammed Mosly (Deputy Head of Mission), Mr Saud Ahmed Alyahya (Minister Plenipotentiary), Mr Abdullah O. Barry (Minister Plenipotentiary), Colonel Abdulmohsen Hamad Al-Bassam (Defence Attache), Mr Abdullah Mohammed Al-Nasser (Cultural Attache), Dr Hussain K. Khogah (Medical Attache), Mr Mohammed Al-Sheddi (Commercial Attache).

Mrs Algosaibi was also received by Their Royal Highnesses.

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

Mr Michael Tait was received in audience by The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal, Counsellors of State acting on behalf of The Queen, and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Tunis.

Miss Louise Croll was received in audience by The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal, Counsellors of State acting on behalf of The Queen and kissed hands upon her appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at San Jose.

By command of The Queen, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost) was present at Glasgow Airport this afternoon upon the arrival of The President of the Republic of Ireland and Mr Robinson and welcomed Her Excellency and Mr Robinson on behalf of Her Majesty.

1 July: The Duke of York, Colonel-in-Chief, this morning attended a parade to mark the formation of the Royal Irish Regiment in Warminster, Wiltshire.

Captain Rupert Maitland- Titterton was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron of the 1992 United States Army Air Forces Reunion, this evening attended a reception given by the British American Forces Dining Club at St James's Palace.

Captain Neil Blair RN was in attendance.


1 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother this morning visited the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley.

Her Majesty subsequently honoured the Chairman of the Garden Society (Sir Giles Loder) with her presence at the Society's 70th Anniversary Luncheon.

Dame Frances Campbell- Preston and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.


1 July: The Prince of Wales this evening received the Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) at St James's Palace.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, ASPIRE (Association for Spinal Injury Research, Rehabilitation and Reintegration) visited the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust at Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of the Princess of Wales.

1 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon today attended a luncheon at the Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley, given to mark the Seventieth Anniversary of the Garden Society.

1 July: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Papworth and Enham Foundation for Handicapped People, today attended the Papworth Trust 75th Anniversary Conference at Papworth Hall, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, and was received on arrival by Captain Nigel Chancellor (Deputy-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire).

Mrs Howard Page was in attendance.


1 July: The Duchess of Kent this afternoon attended the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, London SW19.

Mrs Peter Troughton was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Vice- Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, this evening arrived at Royal Air Force Northolt from Genoa, Italy.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.


The Duke of Edinburgh, Senior Fellow of the Fellowship of Engineering, and The Duke of Kent, Royal Fellow, attend a dinner at Guildhall, London EC2, to mark the change in title of the Fellowship to the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Duke of York presents the prizes at a Winners' day in aid of the Paul O'Gorman Foundation for Children with Leukaemia at Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey. The Princess Royal, President of Patrons, Crime Concern, chairs the launch of Youth Crime Preventions Panels - New Initiative, Blackfriars, London EC4; as Honorary President, the Chartered Institute of Transport, opens the new extension to the Freight Transport Association Training Centre, Wadhurst, East Sussex; and as President, Save the Children Fund, attends a fund-raising dinner given by the Paint Industries Club, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London W2. Princess Margaret opens the Church Army Wilson Carlile College of Evangelism in Sheffield; and visits the premises of Hiram Scissor Manufacturers, Sheffield. The Duke and The Duchess of Kent attend the Lawn Tennis Championship, Wimbledon, London, SW19.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Irish Guards mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Irish Guards.

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, London Theatre Orchestra, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.