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15 September: The Princess Royal this evening arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from a visit to India.

Mrs David Bowes Lyon and Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Gibbs were in attendance.


14 September: The Princess of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, The West Nova Scotia Regiment, this morning received Colonel Charles MacLellan, Honorary Colonel of the Regiment, at Kensington Palace.

15 September: The Prince of Wales this morning visited Edinburgh and was received by Sir Peter Heatly (Deputy-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh).

His Royal Highness presented the Community Enterprise Scheme Awards at Edinburgh Castle.

Mr Peter Westmacott was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales this afternoon visited Banchory and was received by Mr Angus Pelham-Brun (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire).

His Royal Highness, Patron, Atlantic Salmon Trust and President, Salmon and Trout Association, opened the Whitley Fish Counter Weir at Banchory- Devenick on the River Dee.

Subsequently The Prince of Wales re-opened the Burnett Memorial on Scolty Hill, Banchory.

Commander Richard Aylard was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales this morning visited Chiswick Family Rescue, Chiswick, London W4.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

15 September: The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior, the Order of St John, this morning received Dame Audrey Emerton, Chief Nursing Officer of St John Ambulance, and recipients of the Queen's Honorary Physician Awards 1992.

In the afternoon His Royal Highness opened the Divisional Headquarters for the Epsom and Ewell Division of St John Ambulance, Hook Road, Epsom, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

In the evening The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the Pestalozzi Children's Village Trust, was present at the exhibition 'Tibetan Art at Spink', Spink and Son Limited, 5-7 King Street, St James's, London SW1.

Major Nicholas Barnes was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester today visited Leicestershire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Leicestershire (Mr Timothy Brooks).

Her Royal Highness opened the new Youth Wing at Emily Fortey School, Glenfield Road, Leicester and later opened the Leicester Disablement Services Centre at the General Hospital, Gwendolen Road. Afterwards The Duchess of Gloucester opened Stuart Court, the Church of England Pensions Board's new Residential Home for the Clergy, Kibworth Beauchamp, Harborough.

Miss Suzanne Marland was in attendance.


15 September: The Duchess of Kent, this afternoon presented a British Broacasting Corporation 'Hearts of Gold' award to Mrs Gwyneth Poacher at the Conrad Hotel, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.


The Duke of Gloucester, Trustee, the British Museum, opens the Congress of the International Medal Federation, Senate House, London University, WC1. The Duke of Kent opens the Felix Training Centre at the Army School of Ammunition, Kineton, Warwickshire. Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Royal Automobile Club, attends a luncheon and presents the Prince Michael Awards for Road Safety at the RAC, London SW1; and later, as Guest of Honour, attends the Portman Square Ball, London W1, to raise money for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Handicapped Children's Aid Committee.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; The Queen's Colour Squadron RAF mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Royal Air Force Band.