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4 August: The Right Hon Sir Ninian Stephen was received in audience by The Queen.

Lady Stephen was also received by Her Majesty.

The Earl of Mansfield and Mansfield (First Commissioner and Chairman of the Crown Estates Commission) was received by The Queen.

The Lady Susan Hussey has succeeded Lady Abel Smith as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.


4 August: Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Ruth, Lady Fermoy has succeeded Dame Frances Campbell-Preston as Lady-in-Waiting to Her Majesty.


The Princess of Wales visits Newcastle upon Tyne; visits St Oswald's Hospice, Gosforth; as Patron, Relate, visits the Relate Centre at MEA House; as President, Barnardo's, visits the New Families and Orchard Project, Jesmond; and the Somervyl Family Centre, Longbenton.

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 Grenadier Guards.

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm, Thames Wind Orchestra.