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The Princess of Wales, opens the Cleveland Alzheimer's Centre at Kirkdale, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees; opens the Teesdale Bridge, Stockton-on-Tees; opens the new premises of the Green Tyre Company at Riverside Park, Middlesbrough; and visits the Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology at South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough. The Princess Royal, as President, Riding for the Disabled Association, opens the Group at Lackham Equestrian Centre, Lackham Agricultural College, Chippenham, Wiltshire; as Visitor, visits Dorothy House Foundation Macmillan Service, Bath, Avon; as Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, visits the Centre, Poolemead, Bath; and as President, the Rural Housing Trust, opens a scheme developed by Wiltshire Rural Housing Association in Rushall, Wiltshire. Princess Margaret, as Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) visits the First Battalion at Oakington Barracks, Cambridge. Princess Alexandra attends a Gala Performance of She Stoops to Conquer at Chichester Festival Theatre, in aid of the UK Branch of International Social Services, and to celebrate its 30th Anniversary Year. The Duke of Gloucester visits Bury St Edmunds and unveils a plaque at the Ancient House, the site of the former King Edward VI Grammar School, Eastgate Street; opens the Unitarian Meeting House, Northgate Street, and the new Swimming Pool, Leiston, Suffolk; attends a Concert in aid of the Music Therapy Charity at St James's Palace, London SW1; and as Honorary Liveryman, the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, attends the Annual Banquet at Guildhall, London EC2.


22 September: The Princess of Wales this morning visited the headquarters of Marie Stopes International at 62 Grafton Way, London W1.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Year of Dance (1993), this afternoon attended a luncheon at the Arts Council of Great Britain, 14 Great Peter Street, London SW1.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

22 September: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Patron, The Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, this evening attended a Dinner at the Savoy Hotel, and presented the Nursing Standard/BUPA Nurse '92 Awards.

The Lady Glenconner was in attendance.

22 September: The Duke of Gloucester this afternoon visited Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

His Royal Highness opened the exhibition 'City 2000' to celebrate the 1991-92 Woolwich National Schools Collage Competition at the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, 15 Rutland Square.

Afterwards The Duke of Gloucester visited the Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, and subsequently visited the City Arts Centre, Market Street.

Later His Royal Highness visited the Waverley Care Trust's Milestone House, 9 Forrest Road.

Finally The Duke of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Scottish Society of Architect Artists, opened the Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


22 September: The Duke of Kent, Patron, this evening attended a concert to celebrate the London Philharmonic's inauguration as Resident Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, London SE1.

Commander Roger Walker Royal Navy was in attendance.


22 September: Princess Alexandra today visited South Glamorgan, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards).

Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to commemorate 50 years of flying activity at Cardiff Wales Airport.

Princess Alexandra, President, subsequently presented the Royal Humane Society's Testimonial on Vellum to No 293 (Cowbridge) Squadron Air Training Corps at Cowbridge, South Glamorgan.

Finally Her Royal Highness, Patron, visited the Shop of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals at 229 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.