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9 September: The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Scots (the Royal Regiment), today visited the 2nd Battalion 52nd Lowland Volunteers at Annual Camp, Napier Barracks, Folkestone, Kent.

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


9 September: Rear-Admiral Sir Paul Greening was received by The Queen on the relinquishment of his appointment as Master of the Household when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Lady Susan Hussey has succeeded Mrs John Dugdale as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.


9 September: The Prince and Princess of Wales today visited Nottingham and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire (Sir Andrew Buchanan Bt).

Their Royal Highnesses visited the University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre.

Subsequently The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, attended the Partnership Approach to Economic Regeneration Conference at Boots Charitable Trust, Queen's Road.

Finally, His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Trust and The Prince's Youth Business Trust, met grant and loan recipients from these organisations at the Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, University Park.

The Princess of Wales, President, Barnardo's, visited the Greenfield Centre, Russell Road.

Afterwards Her Royal Highness, Patron, Help the Aged, visited the Health Advice and Information Centre in Lower Parliament Street.

This afternoon The Princess of Wales visited Borrowash and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Derbyshire (Colonel Peter Hilton).

Her Royal Highness visited Birkin and Company Limited at Bains Drive, Borrowash.

The Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Mr Hugh Merrill were in attendance.


9 September: The Duke of Kent today visited Farnborough International Airshow 1992, Hampshire.

Captain the Hon Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this morning opened the Carlton Lodge Residential Youth Centre, Thirsk, and was received by the Lord Derwent (Deputy-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire).

This afternoon Her Royal Highness performed the Naming Ceremony of the new Mersey Class Lifeboat RNLB Fanny Victoria Wilson and Frank Stubbs at Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.


9 September: Princess Alexandra, Vice-Patron of the Royal Overseas League, this afternoon received Sir Lawrence Byford upon retiring as Chairman and Mr Peter McEntee on assuming his appointment.


The Princess of Wales, Patron, Turning Point, opens the Griffin Project at Earl's Court, London SW5. The Duke of Gloucester, President, the British Consultants' Bureau, opens a Seminar at the Headquarters of the Confederation of British Industry, London WC1; later, as Grand Prior, the Order of St John, opens the St John Ambulance Headquarters, Aylesbury; and opens the Tindal Centre, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Duke of Kent, President of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, opens the West Mersea Boathouse, Essex. Princess Alexandra, visits the Holiday Centre of the Leukaemia and Cancer Children's Fund at Rattray, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

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 Coldstream Guards.