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28 July: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace this morning.

The Sultan of Oman visited The Queen and remained to Luncheon.

The Right Hon John Major MP (Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury) had an audience of The Queen.

The Queen was represented by Air Marshal Sir Roy Austen-Smith at the 'Not Forgotten' Association Garden Party, held at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

Lady Abel Smith has succeeded the Hon Mary Morrison as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh, International President of WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature, attended a Luncheon at Ogilvy and Mather, Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14, today.

His Royal Highness left London City Airport this afternoon for Germany.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis is in attendance.


28 July: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother this morning inaugurated British Rail's electrified service between King's Lynn and Cambridge at King's Lynn Station.

The Dowager Viscountess Hambleden and Major Sir Ralph Anstruther Bt were in attendance.


28 July: The Prince of Wales today visited Portsmouth and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott, Bt).

His Royal Highness, President, the Mary Rose Trust, visited the Mary Rose and viewed the restoration by Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust of Number 10 Storehouse at Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales today visited Blackpool and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Lancashire (Mr Simon Towneley).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, British Deaf Association, this morning opened the BDA 1992 Triennial Congress at the Winter Gardens.

The Princess of Wales subsequently visited Blackpool Tower and opened Tower World.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, RELATE, this afternoon visited the Blackpool Relate Centre at 25a Clifton Street.

The Princess of Wales later opened the Day Care Centre at Trinity Hospice, 153/155 Devonshire Road.

Captain Edward Musto, RM, was in attendance.


28 July: Princess Alexandra this afternoon attended a Service of Dedication at Wesley's Chapel to mark the reopening of the refurbished Leysian Centre, City Road, London EC1.

Rear Admiral Sir John Garnier was in attendance.


The Queen visits the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory at Richmond; and later visits the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st 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, Merton Concert Band, 12.30pm- 2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.