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30 October: The Queen, Air Commodore-in-Chief, this morning presented a New Colour to the Royal Air Force Regiment at Royal Air Force Catterick.

Her Majesty was received at Royal Air Force Leeming by the Commandant General, Royal Air Force Regiment at Royal Air Force Regiment (Air Vice-Marshal David Hawkings) and Group Captain Philip Roser (Station Commander).

The Queen drove to Royal Air Force Catterick, and was received by Group Captain Steven Brereton Martin (Commandant) and, having been received with a Royal Salute, inspected the Parade.

After the presentation, Her Majesty was graciously pleased to address the Regiment and the Commandant General replied.

The Queen was entertained to Lunch in the Officers' Mess and subsequently met representatives of the Regiment's personnel, families and Regimental Associations.

The Duchess of Grafton, Sir Kenneth Scott and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Cambridge Station today and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire (Mr James Crowden).

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited the Isaac Newton Institute and School of Veterinary Medicine.

The Duke of Edinburgh later visited St Mary Magdalene Church, Madingley, and planted a tree.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

By Command of The Queen, the Baroness Trumpington, Baroness- in-Waiting, was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon upon the Arrival of The King of Norway, and welcomed His Majesty on behalf of Her Majesty.

30 October: The Prince Edward, President, the Commonwealth Games Federation, today launched the 'Royal Ladies' Collector Coin Programme at Australia House, Strand, London WC2.

Mrs Richard Warburton was in attendance.


30 October: The Prince of Wales today visited Avonmouth and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Avon (Sir John Wills Bt).

His Royal Highness, President, The Prince's Trust and The Prince's Youth Business Trust, met volunteers and grant recipients at the Seafarers' International Centre, Avonmouth.

The Prince of Wales subsequently opened the Wessex Water Combi Bio-Drier at Kingsweston Lane, Avonmouth.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, President, Cornwall Crafts Association, this afternoon received members of the Association.

30 October: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, President, the Girl Guides Association, this afternoon visited Bristol and opened the Bitton Guide and Brownie Headquarters, Cherry Gardens, Bitton.

Her Royal Highness was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for the County of Avon (Sir John Wills Bt).

The Lady Juliet Townsend was in attendance.

30 October: The Duke of Gloucester this morning visited Llancafach Fawr Manor, Nelson, Mid-Glamorgan.

Afterwards The Duke of Gloucester opened the Mid-Glamorgan Centre for Art and Design Technology, Pontypridd.

In the afternoon The Duke of Gloucester opened the Maesteg Valley Railway.

His Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Mid-Glamorgan (Mr Murray McLaggan).

In the evening The Duke of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief, the Gloucestershire Regiment, was present at the Annual Dinner of the Officers of the Regiment, Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, London W1.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.


30 October: The Duke of Kent arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning from Los Angeles.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, this evening from Vienna.

Mrs Julian Tomkins was in attendance.


30 October: Princess Alexandra, accompanied by the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, today arrived in the Caribbean to undertake visits to Trinidad and Tobago, St Vincent, Barbados, Grenada and St Lucia.


The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Bobath Centre, today attends a Dinner Dance at Hilton Hotel, London W1. The Duke of Gloucester tomorrow attends a Service of Celebration for the Life and Work of Gp Capt Lord Cheshire in Lincoln Cathedral. The Duke of Kent tomorrow attends a Performance of Verdi's Requiem by the Royal Choral Society, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. Prince Michael of Kent, President of the Royal Automobile Club, tomorrow drives a vintage car in the London/Brighton run.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards.