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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

9 December: The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, attended a Dinner at the Hamilton Suite, Park Lane, London W1.

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

9 December: The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, this morning visited Alec Berman and Son, Ferry Lane Industrial Estate, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17, and was received by the Mayor of Walthamstow (Councillor Mrs Denise Lieuberg).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense, the National Deaf-Blind and Rubella Association, afterwards visited the Association's shop at 585 Leabridge Road, Leyton, London E10, and Castleton House Residential Unit, 70 Castleton Road, London E17 and was received by the Chairperson (Mrs Jessica Hills).

The Princess Royal, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, subsequently visited Drake's, 15 Garrett Street, London EC1, and was received by the Mayor of Islington (Councillor Mrs Edna Griffiths).

Her Royal Highness, Chancellor, University of London, this afternoon opened the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1, and was received by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Sir Peter Newsam).

The Countess of Lichfield was in attendance.

The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, this evening attended the 1992 Festival of the Trees at Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1, and was received by the Director-General of the Fund (Mr Nicholas Hinton).

Miss Victoria Legge-Bourke was in attendance.

9 December: The Prince Edward, Chairman of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening held a meeting of the Pegasus Project.

CLARENCE HOUSE

9 December: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was present this evening at a Musical Evening given at St James's Palace in aid of the Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association.

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston and Sir Martin Gilliat were in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

9 December: The Prince of Wales today visited Holyhead and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Gwynedd (Mr Meuric Rees).

His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, this morning attended a Conference on Opportunities in Holyhead at the Ucheldre Centre, Old Convent Site.

The Prince of Wales, Patron, Abbeyfield Society, later visited the Abbeyfield/SSAFA House.

His Royal Highness, Chairman, the Prince of Wales's Committee, this afternoon presented the Prince of Wales Awards at the Holyhead Leisure Centre.

Finally, The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Youth Business Trust, presented the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Bursary Award at the Holyhead Leisure Centre.

Lieutenant-Commander Robert Fraser RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Reception to mark the Sixtieth Anniversary of the BBC World Service at Guildhall, London EC2.

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales today visited Newcastle and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear (Colonel Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Turning Point, this morning visited the Whitley Bay Substance Misuse Project at Marine Avenue.

The Princess of Wales subsequently visited Woodlawn School, West Monkseaton.

Her Royal Highness later visited Interconnection Systems Limited, Eldon Street, South Shields.

9 December: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was present this evening at a Soiree d'Or held, in aid of the Royal College of Music, in the Britten Theatre at the College.

The Countess Alexander of Tunis was in attendance.

9 December: The Duke of Gloucester this morning presented the 1992 Annual Awards for Planning Achievement for the Royal Planning Institute at Glaziers Hall, London SE1.

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester was present this evening at a Dinner given by the Anglo-Finnish Society and the Finnish-British Trade Guild to mark the Seventy-Fifth Anniverary of Finland's Independence.

Miss Suzanne Marland was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

9 December: The Duchess of Kent, President, today attended the Congregation of Awards Ceremony at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester (Colonel John Timmins).

Her Royal Highness this evening attended a peformance of Cendrillon at the College.

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.

The Duke of Kent, President, the Business and Technology Education Council, this evening attended a Dinner at the Dorchester Hotel, London W1, in honour of the Chairman, Mr TGP Rogers.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

9 December: Princess Alexandra today visited Lancashire and was received by Captain Michael Fitzherbert-Brockholes (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Lancashire).

Her Royal Highness opened Waddel Hall, the new hall of residence at St Martin's College, an associated college of Lancaster University.

Subsequently Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, presided at ceremonies for the conferment of Higher and Honorary Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas at Lancaster University.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

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