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21 July: His Excellency U Hla Maung was received in audience by The Queen and presented the Letters of Recall of his predecessor and his own Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Union of Myanmar to the Court of St James's.

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

U Zaw Wynn (Minister Counsellor), U Myint Soe (Second Secretary), U Kyaw Swe Tint (Third Secretary), U Hla Kyaing (Attache), U Than Sain (Attache), U Ye Htut (Attache), U Cho Win (Attache).

Madame Hla Maung was also received by Her Majesty.

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 Gore was received by The Queen and Kissed Hands on his appointment as Governor of the Cayman Islands.

Mrs Gore was also received by Her Majesty.

Mr Hugh Tunnell (Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Bahrain) was received by The Queen.

Mrs Tunnell was also received by Her Majesty.

The President of Mexico visited the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and remained to luncheon.

The following were invited:

His Excellency Senor Fernando Solana (Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs), His Excellency Senor Bernardo Sepulveda (Ambassador of Mexico) and Senora Sepulveda, His Excellency Doctor Pedro Aspe Armella (Secretary of State for Finance and Public Credit), Sir David Gillmore (Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Lady Gillmore, Sir Roger Hervey (British Ambassador at Mexico City) and Lady Hervey.

A Guard of Honour, found by the Second Battalion, Coldstream Guards was mounted in the Quadrangle.

The Major-General Commanding Household Division and the Field Officer in Brigade Waiting were present.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were present.

Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeoman of the Guard were on duty.

The Bands of the Coldstream Guards and The Royal Welch Fusiliers played selections of music during the afternoon.

The Right Hon Neil Kinnock MP was received by The Queen on the relinquishment of his post as Leader of the Opposition.

Mrs Kinnock was also received by Her Majesty.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, the British Services Everest Expedition 1992, attended a Presentation and Reception following the return of the Expedition, at Church House Conference Centre, Great Smith Street, London SW1, this morning.

His Royal Highness, President, City and Guilds of London Institute, this evening attended a dinner for Prince Philip Medallists at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London SW1.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

21 July: The Duke of York this evening took the Salute at performance of the Royal Tournament at Earl's Court.

Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton was in attendance.


21 July: Dame Frances Campbell-Preston has succeeded the Lady Margaret Colville as Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


21 July: The Prince of Wales this morning received the Permanent Under- Secretary of State and Head of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service (Sir David Gillmore) at Kensington Palace.

His Royal Highness subsequently visited Waltham Forest Housing Action Trust at Walthamstow, London E17.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales this evening opened the 'Parnham at Sotheby's' Exhibition at Sotheby's, 34 New Bond Street, London W1.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

21 July: The Duke of Gloucester today visited the East of England Show, Peterborough, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire (Mr James Crowden).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


21 July: The Duchess of Kent, Chancellor, today presided at Congregations for the Conferment of Degrees at the University of Leeds.

Mrs Peter Wilmot-Sitwell was in attendance.


The Queen holds an Investiture at Buckingham Palace. The Queen Mother visits the East of England Show at Peterborough. The Duke of Gloucester is present at a Dinner to mark the Tercentenary year of Coutts and Company, at Hampton Court Palace. The Duke of Kent, Vice Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, visits the William Cook Steel Foundary, Sheffield; visits the Midland Bank offices, Sheffield, South Yorkshire; opens Koyo Bearings (Europe) Limited, Barnsley; and later attends a dinner for the Tercentenery Celebrations of the foundation of Coutts at Hampton Court.

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 Irish Guards.

Bands playing in

the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Metropolitan Police, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.