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30 November: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Prince Edward and The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, this evening attended a Special Performance of Cyrano de Bergerac in aid of the Combined Theatrical Charities Appeals Council to mark the 40th Anniversary of Her Majesty's Accession, at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London SW1.

Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses were received by the Chairman of the Appeals Council (Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Johnston) and the President of the Theatre Royal (Miss Enid Chanelle).

The Lady Farnham, the Hon Mrs Wills, Mr Robin Janvrin, Mr Charles Anson and Major James Patrick were in attendance.


30 November: The Prince of Wales today visited Sheffield and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire (Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Neill).

His Royal Highness visited Thornton Precision Forgings at Lowther Road.

The Prince of Wales later visited Barworth Flockton at Ecclesfield.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.


30 November: The Duke of Kent this morning visited Joint European Tourus Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Oxfordshire (Sir Ashley Ponsonby Bt).

His Royal Highness this afternoon opened the new Civic Offices of the Vale of White Horse District Council, Abingdon.

Captain the Hon Tom Coke was in attendance.


The Queen holds an Investiture. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, attends receptions for Young People having achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at St James's Palace, London SW1. The Prince of Wales, Patron, Atlantic Salmon Trust, attends the Council of Management Meeting at Fishmongers' Hall, London EC4; as President, Royal College of General Practitioners, attends a reception for the Commission on Primary Care at the college, Prince's Gate, London SW7; and as President, The Prince's Youth Business Trust and The Prince's Trust, gives a dinner for supporters of the Trusts at Kensington Palace, London W8. Prince Edward attends the 1992 Radio Times Comedy and Drama Awards Presentation and Luncheon at the Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1. The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, visits Britannia Airways, Luton Airport, Bedfordshire; as President, Riding for the Disabled Association, opens the Riding Complex, Willington, Bedford; as President, Save the Children Fund, attends the British Printing Communications Corporation Luncheon, at BPCC Printing Works, Dunstable, Bedfordshire; as President, National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs, attends the Royal Smithfield Show, London SW5; and as Master, the Worshipful Company of Loriners, attends the Livery Dinner at Carpenters' Hall, London EC2. Princess Margaret attends a Luncheon and visits an exhibition to mark World Aids Day, mounted jointly with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, at London Lighthouse, London W11. The Duchess of Gloucester attends a Gala Performance given by Clonter Opera For All at the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London SW7. The Duke of Kent, Patron of the Tree Council, attends the President's Dinner at the Cavalry and Guards Club, London W1. The Duchess of Kent, Patron of the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust, attends a reception at the Honourable Artillery Company, London EC1, to meet members of the trust. Princess Alexandra attends the opening of the Samsung Gallery of Korean Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7.

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 Irish Guards.