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25 July: By command of The Queen, the Lord Camoys, Lord-in-Waiting, was present at Gatwick Airport, London, this morning upon the departure of the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda and Lady Jacobs and bade farewell to Their Excellencies on behalf of Her Majesty.

The Duke of Edinburgh, President, attended the Closing Sessions of The Duke of Edinburgh's Seventh Commonwealth Study Conference today.

This evening His Royal Highness attended a dinner at Blenheim Palace.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.


25 July: The Prince of Wales this evening visited Salisbury and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire (Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs).

His Royal Highness, President, attended a Service in the Cathedral to mark the conclusion of the Salisbury Spire Appeal.

Lieutenant-Commander Robert Fraser RN was in attendance.

26 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon today visited Cheshire and was received by The Hon Michael Flower (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Cheshire).

Her Royal Highness, President, the Girl Guides Association, this afternoon visited the Cheshire Border International Camp at Village Farm, Church Minshull.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this evening visited Knutsford, in connection with the 700th Anniversary of the Granting of the Royal Charter to the town.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, the Halle Concerts Society, later attended a Concert given by the Halle Orchestra at Tatton Park, Knutsford.

Mrs Jane Stevens was in attendance.


25 July: The Duke of Kent, Chairman of the United Kingdom Trustees, today attended the final Group presentations at the conclusion of the Seventh Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Conference in Oxford. Later His Royal Highness attended the conference banquet held at Blenheim Palace.

Commander Roger Walker, RN was in attendance.



The Queen Mother opens the new Buckland District Council Offices, East Dereham, Norfolk. Prince Edward, Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award launches the Lower Lea Project, and visits the Award Scheme summer camp work sites, London E1; as Patron, attends a concert given by the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. Princess Alexandra opens the Haleacre Unit, at Amersham General Hospital, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Coldstream 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, Merton Concert Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.