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21 October: The Prince Edward, President of the National Youth Music Theatre, this morning attended a Press Conference at the Palace Theatre, London.

Mr Geoffrey Crawford was in attendance.

21 October: The Princess Royal this morning opened Phase II of The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset (the Lord Digby).

Her Royal Highness afterwards opened Springbourne Fire Station, Richmond Park Close, Bournemouth, Dorset.

The Princess Royal subsequently visited the Fortune Centre of Riding therapy, Avon Tyrell, Bransgore.

The Countess of Lichfield was in attendance.

The Princess Royal, President, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, this evening held a Reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the Foundation of the Rural Youth Trust on its Diamond Jubilee Initiative.


21 October: The Princess of Wales today visited Kent and was received by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Kent (the Countess Mountbatten of Burma).

Her Royal Highness this morning opened the Paula Carr Diabetes Care Centre at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford.

The Princess of Wales afterwards opened the Heart of Kent Hospice at Preston Hall, Aylesford.

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, then visited West Kent Relate at Sevenoaks.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

21 October: The Duke of Gloucester, President, the National Association of Boys' Clubs, was present this afternoon at the Annual General Meeting at Saddlers' Hall, Gutter Lane, London EC3.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


21 October: The Duke of Kent this morning opened the CT Scanner Room, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex.

His Royal Highness this afternoon re-opened the Nursing Home at the Licensed Victuallers' National Home, Denham, Buckinghamshire, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire (Commander the Hon John Fremantle RN).

Captain the Hon Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, Grand Master of the Royal United Grand Lodge of England, this evening attended the Deputy Grand Directors of Ceremonies' Club Annual Dinner at 11 Ironmonger Lane, London EC2.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, former Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Catering Corps, today attended Old Comrades Day, Aldershot, Hampshire.

Mrs Peter Wilmot-Sitwell was in attendance.


21 October: Princess Alexandra this morning attended the Britain in Bloom Awards Presentation at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London W2.

The Lady Nicholas Gordon Lennox was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, this afternoon opened the new headquarters of BACUP at 3 Bath Place, Rivington Street, London EC2.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.

Princess Alexandra, Colonel-in- Chief of the King's Own Royal Border Regiment, subsequently received Brigadier James Howard, Regimental Secretary, Lieutenant- Colonel Simon Strickland upon relinquishing command of the 4th Battalion and Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Flanagan on assuming this appointment.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Grenadier mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.