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8 October: Wing Commander David Walker RAF had the honour of being received by The Queen, when Her Majesty invested him with the insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Queen arrived at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.

Mrs Robert de Pass has succeeded the Lady Elton as Lady-in- Waiting to The Queen.

8 October: The Duke of York this evening attended the Care Cartoon Auction at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.

Captain Neil Blair RN was in attendance.

8 October: The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, attended a Council Meeting at Saddlers' Hall, Cheapside, London EC2.

Her Royal Highness this evening delivered the Wooldridge Memorial Lecture at the British Veterinary Association 1992 Congress, International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Harrogate.

The Countess of Lichfield was in attendance.


8 October: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother this afternoon visited Morone Cottage, the Aberdeen Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society's Holiday Cottage in Ballater.

The Lady Elizabeth Basset was in attendance.


8 October: The Princess of Wales, President, the Royal Marsden Hospital, this morning opened the new Clinical Block at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW3.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner hosted by the Baroness Chalker of Wallasey (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) at the Lanesborough Hotel, Lanesborough Place, London SW1.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in atttendance.

8 October: The Duchess of Gloucester was present this evening at the Premiere of the restored production of Orson Welles's Othello in aid of the Shakespeare Globe Trust at Curzon West End, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1.

Mrs Michael Wigley was in attendance.

8 October: The Duke of Gloucester was present at the Douglas Bomford Memorial Lecture at Shuttleworth College, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


Prince Edward visits New Zealand, Western Samoa and the Cook Islands. The Princess Royal, Chancellor, London University, opens the Arthur Levin Building and Dental School Extension, London SE5; and as President, Council for National Academic Awards, attends the Academic Awards Ceremony at Grosvenor House, London W1.

Changing of the Guard

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