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30 September: The Lady Elton has succeeded the Hon Mary Morrison as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.


30 September: The Duke of York this afternoon visited the Royal Hospital School, Ipswich, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Suffolk (Sir Joshua Rowley Bt).

Captain Rupert Maitland-Titterton was in attendance.

30 September: The Prince Edward this morning left Royal Air Force Northolt for a visit to the British Indian Ocean Territory (Diego Garcia), Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand, Western Samoa and the Cook Islands.

His Royal Highness was received at the Airport by the Special Representative for the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Sir Donald Logan), the High Commissioner for New Zealand (His Excellency the Hon George Gair) and the High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam (His Excellency Pengiran Dato Mustapha).

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer is in attendance.

30 September: The Princess Royal this morning opened the new flatlets for the YMCA and the Sanctuary Housing Association, Milburn House, Harrogate, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire (Sir Marcus Worsley Bt).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, afterwards visited Henshaw's College, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, subsequently visited the Fund's shop, 23 Goodramgate, York, and was received by the Right Hon the Lord Mayor of York (Councillor Bernard Bell).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux, this afternoon attended the Annual General Meeting and Conference at the University of York, Heslington, York.

Mrs David Bowes Lyon was in attendance.


30 September: The Prince of Wales this morning visited the Church of Scotland's Residential Home at Achvarasdal, Reay, Thurso, Caithness.

His Royal Highness afterwards visited the Caister Heritage Trust's Croft, Westside, Dunnett.

Commander Richard Aylard was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales today visited Cornwall and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall (the Viscount Falmouth).

Her Royal Highness this morning opened the new Phase IV Block and commissioned the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit at Treliske Hospital, Truro.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, Freshfield Service, subsequently visited the Charity at 10 Strangways Terrace, Truro.

Finally Her Royal Highness opened Phi Magnetronics at Bickland Industrial Park, Falmouth.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.


30 September: The Duke of Kent, Vice Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, this morning opened the Customer Service Centre at Scott Bader, Wellingborough, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Northamptonshire (Mr John Lowther) and later opened Rushden School, Northampton.

His Royal Highness, Vice-Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, this afternoon visited PED (Staden) Limited, Earls Barton.

This evening The Duke, President of the Scout Association and Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, attended a Grand Dinner at Wickstead Park, Kettering, in aid of the Northamptonshire Scout Appeal.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.


The Princess of Wales receives the 1992 Marshall Scholars at Kensington Palace, London W8; and as Patron, the International Spinal Research Trust, attends a Reception at Willis Carroon, Trinity Square, London EC3. Princess Margaret, President, Girl Guides Association, gives a Reception at Kensington Palace for Queen's Guides. The Duchess of Gloucester visits Hampshire; opens the Co-operative Housing Scheme, Buriton, the School Hall at Horndean Community School and the Village Community Centre at Colden Common, near Winchester. The Duchess of Kent opens the Second Phase, Milton Keynes Hospital; visits Thomas Edward Mitton House, Newport Pagnell; and visits Olney to open a Pre-school Playgroup Centre.

Changing of the Guard

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