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29 September: The Princess Royal, Master, the Worshipful Company of Loriners, this morning attended a Trade Liaison and Finance Committee Meeting, Aldermen's Court Room, Guildhall, London EC2.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, then attended an Annual Conference at Glaziers' Hall, London SE1.

The Princess Royal this evening attended a Presentation given by the Royal Naval Presentation Team for the White Ensign Association at St James's Palace.

Her Royal Highness, President, Registered Engineers for Disaster Relief, afterwards attended the Working Dinner for Vice-Presidents at the Institution of Civil Engineers, 1-7 Great George Street, London SW1.

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.


29 September: The Prince of Wales this evening returned from a visit to Rome and Bologna.

Mr Peter Westmacott was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, the Guinness Trust, this morning visited the Trust's Housing Estate at Stamford Hill, Hackney, London N16.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness afterwards attended a Lunch given by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt (Mr Mohamed Shaker) at 75 South Audley Street, London W1.

The Viscountess Campden and Mr Patrick Jephson were in attendance.

29 September: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was present this evening at a Reception given by the Air League at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly.

Mrs Jane Stevens was in attendance.

29 September: The Duke of Gloucester today visited Hampshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Hampshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Scott Bt).

His Royal Highness this morning opened the Staunton Way Footpath, St Francis Church, Riders Lane, Leigh Park, Havant.

The Duke of Gloucester afterwards visited the Havant Housing Association at Maple House, Leigh Park, and later opened Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park, Havant.

His Royal Highness later opened the new Training Unit of Southampton City Training, 18 Melbourne Street, Southampton.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


29 September: The Duchess of Kent this morning visited Repton School to open the Garden House for Girls and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Derbyshire (Colonel Peter Hilton).

Her Royal Highness later visited Spa Court, Disabled Housing Service, Derby.

The Duchess of Kent this afternoon opened the Eagle Centre Market and visited the Royal School for the Deaf, Derby.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.


The Princess of Wales opens the new Phase IV Block and commissions the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit at Treliske Hospital, Truro; as Patron, visits Freshfield Service, Truro; and opens Phi Magnetronics Limited at Bickland Industrial Park, Falmouth. The Duke of York visits the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, Suffolk. The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, visits the fund's shop at York; opens the new flats for the YMCA and the Sanctuary Housing Association, Jennyfields, Harrogate; as Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, attends the Annual General Meeting and Conference, York University, Heslington, York; and later as Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, visits Henshaw's College, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, visits PED (Staden) Limited, Earls Barton and Scott Bader, Wellingborough; visits Rushton Comprehensive School, Northamptonshire; and as President, The Scout Association, and Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, attends a Dinner at Wicksteed Park, Kettering in aid of the Northamptonshire Scout Appeal.

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 Welsh Guards.