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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

5 October: The Princess Royal today visited Edinburgh and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Royal Highness visited Napier University, 219 Colinton Road.

The Princess Royal also visited the Douglas House Children's Trust at 2 Lauder Road.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Scottish Nuclear Limited Torness Power Station and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for East Lothian (Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple).

The Princess Royal, Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, this evening hosted a Reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to mark the Diamond Jubilee Year for Occupational Therapy.

Her Royal Highness, Fellow, Royal Scottish Geographical Society, afterwards attended the Society's Annual Dinner, 10 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh.

Mrs David Bowes Lyon was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

5 October: The Princess of Wales this morning attended the launch of the Joint Council for Anglo Caribbean Churches' Drug and Alcoholic Abuse Project at Railton Road Methodist Church, 141 Railton Road, London SE24.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

5 October: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, National Listening Library, this afternoon attended the Annual General Meeting at Draper's Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2.

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

5 October: The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board, this morning visited MEM Co Ltd, Tyseley, Birmingham, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the County of West Midlands (The Earl of Aylesford) and later visited the British Footwear Fair at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

This afternoon His Royal Highness opened a new factory extension at JE Heath Ltd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Staffordshire (Sir Arthur Bryan).

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, Patron, today visited the Christie Hospital, Manchester, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Greater Manchester (Colonel John Timmins).

This afternoon Her Royal Highness opened a new extension at the National Library for the Blind, Stockport.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.

ROYAL

ENGAGEMENTS

The Princess of Wales visits the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, London EC3, to unveil a portrait commissioned for HMS Cornwall. The Princess Royal opens the International Public Works Conference and Exhibition at the National Conference Centre, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire; as President, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, attends a Reception at the YFC Centre, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, to meet NFYFC staff; as President, British Knitting & Clothing Export Council, visits J. & J. Cash Ltd, Torrington Avenue, Coventry; and later, as Patron, College of Occupational Therapists, attends a Multidisciplinary Conference - Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities, at the Royal Court Hotel, Keresley, Coventry. The Duchess of Gloucester visits the Tower Hill Enterprise Centre, Kirkby, Knowsley; visits Grange Court, Sheltered Housing Scheme, Liverpool; and later visits the newly refurbished Plantation Junior and Infant School, Knowsley.

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 Scots Guards.

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