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10 December: Major-General Lewis MacKenzie (Commander Land Forces Central Area, Canadian Forces) was received by The Queen this morning.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Coutts and Company, 440 Strand, London WC2, and honoured the Chairman (Sir David Money-Coutts) with their presence at Luncheon.

Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, later visited the new Charing Cross Police Station and was received by Colonel Alan Niekirk, representing Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, and the Commissioner, Metropolitan Police (Sir Peter Imbert).

The Queen, having opened the new Station and unveiled a commemorative plaque, toured the building escorted by Chief Superintendent Malcolm Eidmans (Officer in Charge).

The Lady Farnham, Mr Robin Janvrin and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, this evening attended a Reception in support of the Cambridge Foundation at St James's Palace.

10 December: The Princess Royal, Patron, ALBSU, the Basic Skills Unit, this morning held a Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

Her Royal Highness, President, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, afterwards attended the Annual General Meeting of the Trust at 81 Newgate Lane, London EC1.

The Princess Royal, Chancellor, University of London, this afternoon opened the new School of Radiography, Charterhouse College, Rutland Place, Charterhouse Square, London EC1, and was received by the Vice-Chairman of the North East Thames Regional Health Authority (the Baroness Gardner of Parkes).

Her Royal Highness, President, the Missions to Seamen, this evening attended a Carol Concert at Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC4, and was received by the Clerk of the Merchant Taylors (Captain Derek Wallis RN).

Mrs Andrew Feilden was in attendance.


10 December: The Prince of Wales, Honorary Air Commodore, this morning received Group Captain Dennis Willison RAF, upon relinquishing command of Royal Air Force Brawdy, at St James's Palace.

His Royal Highness, Colonel-in- Chief, Army Air Corps, subsequently received Colonel Christopher Pickup upon relinquishing the appointment of Chief of Staff Headquarters Army Air Corps, and Colonel William McMahon upon assuming the appointment, at St James's Palace.

The Prince of Wales, Patron, Chindits Old Comrades Association, later received the Chairman of Trustees (Lieutenant-Colonel OJ Wingate, Honourable Artillery Company) at St James's Palace.

His Royal Highness, President, Business in the Community, this afternoon attended presentations by business leaders who have taken part in 'Seeing is Believing' visits at a Reception at St James's Palace.

The Prince of Wales subsequently opened the Thames Water Millharbour Laboratory, Docklands, London E14.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, Headway National Head Injuries Association, this morning attended a Lunch given by the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London W1.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Miller at the Memorial Serice for Dr Tom Connors which was held in St Peter's Church, Welby Lane, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, this afternoon.

10 December: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this evening attended a Concert in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, as part of the Eve-of-Council Celebrations for the Meeting of European Heads of Government.

Her Royal Highness was received by the Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Norman Irons, The Right Hon The Lord Provost).

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon subsequently attended a Reception given by the Secretary of State for Scotland at the National Gallery.

The Lady Glenconner and Major The Lord Napier and Ettrick were in attendance.


10 December: The Duke of Kent, Vice Chairman, the British Overseas Trade Board, this morning visited British Aerospace, Wartona and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Lancashire (Mr Simon Towneley) and later visited Karrimore International Limited, Accrington.

His Royal Highness, as Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, this evening attended a Dinner at the Preston Masonic Hall, Lancashire.

Commander Roger Walker RN was in attendance.


The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, opens the new Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow; opens the extended City Art Centre, Market Street, Edinburgh; launches the MV Pharos, lightship of the Northern Lighthouse Board, at Ferguson's Shipyard, Port Glasgow; and gives a dinner for Heads of State and Government attending the Edinburgh European Council on board HMY Britannia in the Port of Leith; The Prince and The Princess of Wales, The Princess Royal and Princess Margaret also attend. The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member of the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy, views the academy's Diploma Collection Exhibition in Edinburgh; and as Chancellor, Edinburgh University, attends a Reception at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. The Prince of Wales, Patron, Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts, attends the 1992 ABSA Arthur Andersen Awards for Business and the Arts at the Royal National Theatre, London SE1; and attends the Roads, Bridges and Traffic in the Countryside' Conference, jointly sponsored by the Scottish Office and County Surveyors Society, Scotland, at Caird Hall, Dundee. The Princess Royal, President, Council for National Academic Awards, attends the Academic Awards Ceremony at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, near Edinburgh; and opens the Devon Leisure Park Equestrian Centre, Clackmannan. The Duke of Kent, Patron of the British Computer Society, attends the Society's Award 1992 at the Waldorf Hotel, London WC2.

Changing of the Guard

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