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24 October: The Duke of York this evening attended the Trafalgar Dinner at St George's Hall, Liverpool, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Merseyside (Mr Henry Cotton).

Captain Rupert Maitland- Titterton was in attendance.

24 October: The Prince Edward this evening attended the Annual Dinner of the Royal Tennis Court at Hampton Court Palace.

25 October: The Prince Edward, President of the National Youth Music Theatre, this evening attended a gala performance of The Ragged Child at the Palace Theatre, London, in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.


24 October: Dame Frances Campbell-Preston has succeeded Miss Jane Walker-Okeover was Lady- in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


25 October: The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Scottish Opera, this evening attended the Thirtieth Anniversary Concert at Theatre Royal, Glasgow, and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Miss Suzanne Marland was in attendance.



The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attends an Entertainment organised by the Royal Anniversary Trust, to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of her Accession, at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5; The Prince and The Princess of Wales, Princess Margaret, The Duke and The Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra also attend. Princess Margaret visits the Northern Police Convalescent Home in Harrogate. The Duchess of Kent attends the Women of the Year Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2.

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 Grenadier Guards.