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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

5 May: The Queen was represented by the Reverend Professor Owen Chadwick OM at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lord Zuckerman OM which was held at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood Road, London NW8, today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Mr Brian McGrath.

5 May: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this afternoon attended the launch of the Football Initiative between The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and the Football Association at St James's Palace.

His Royal Highness this evening attended a Dinner to meet the Western Samoa Rugby Sevens Team, the Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street, London W1.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.

5 May: The Princess Royal this afternoon attended the Annual Luncheon of the Lighting Industry Federation, the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London SW1.

Her Royal Highness, Under Warden, the Worshipful Company of Woolmen, this evening attended the Court Meeting and Livery Dinner, Painters' Hall, Little Trinity Lane, London EC4, and was installed as Upper Warden.

The Countess of Lichfield was in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

5 May: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was entertained at luncheon today by the President and Members of the Special Forces Club.

The Hon Mrs Rhodes and Sir Martin Gilliat were in attendance.

Her Majesty was represented by Major Sir Ralph Anstruther Bt at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lord Zuckerman OM which was held in the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood Road, London NW8, today.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

5 May: The Prince of Wales, Chairman, Prince of Wales' Committee, this morning launched an environmental awareness project at Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Taf, North Road, Whitland, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dyfed (Mr David Mansel Lewis).

Commander Robert Fraser RN was in attendance.

His Royal Highness, Patron, Macmillan Nurse Appeal, this evening attended a concert, the Nimbus Foundation, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Hereford and Worcester (Mr Thomas Dunne).

Miss Belinda Harley was in attendance.

The Prince of Wales was represented by the Lord Brabourne at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood Road, London NW8, today.

KENSINGTON PALACE

5 May: The Princess of Wales, Patron, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, this morning attended the launch of the Report of a King's Fund Working Party on the statutory regulation and registration of chiropractic, the King's Fund Centre, 126 Albert Street, London NW1.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

5 May: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon this afternoon presided at the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Scottish Children's League which was held at the City Chambers, Glasgow.

Her Royal Highness was received on arrival by the Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow, The Right Hon The Lord Provost Robert Innes.

The Hon Mrs Whitehead was in attendance.

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was represented by The Lady Glenconner at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lord Zuckerman OM which was held at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood Road, London NW8 today.

5 May: The Duke of Gloucester, President, East Midlands Tourist Board, today visited tourist sites in Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

His Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Leicestershire (Mr Timothy Brooks) and Derbyshire (Colonel Peter Hilton).

Major Nicholas Barne was in attendance.

The Duchess of Gloucester, Chief Patron, Women Caring Trust, was present this evening at a Reception to mark the Trust's 21st Anniversary at the House of Lords, London SW1.

The Lord Camoys was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

5 May: The Duke of Kent this morning visited the Lady Haig's Poppy Factory, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Honourable the Lord Provost).

His Royal Highness, Colonel, Scots Guards, this afternoon visited the 2nd Battalion, Dreghorn Barracks, Colinton Road, Edinburgh.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent, this morning opened the new Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock, Salisbury, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Wiltshire (Field Marshal Sir Roland Gibbs) and as Patron visited the Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund Unit within Salisbury District Hospital, Wiltshire.

Mrs David Napier was in attendance.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by the Earl and Countess of St Andrews at a Thanksgiving Service for the Life of the Lord Zuckerman OM which was held at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood Road, London NW8, today.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

4 May: Princess Alexandra today visited Northern Ireland and was received by Mr Jeremy Hanley MP (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) and Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for County Down (Colonel William Brownlow).

Her Royal Highness opened new sheltered accommodation for Fold Housing Association at Loughview Fold, Holywood, and, subsequently, as Patron of Cystic Fibrosis Trust, attended a Reception for members for the Northern Ireland Branch at Hillsborough Castle, County Down.

Finally Princess Alexandra, Colonel- in-Chief, visited the 1st Battalion of The King's Own Royal Border Regiment at Ebrington Barracks, Londonderry.

The Lady Mary Mumford and Rear- Admiral Sir John Garnier were in attendance.

5 May: Princess Alexandra this afternoon received Dame Josephine Barnes, President of the National Birthday Trust Fund, and the Hon Mrs Susan Baring, Chairman, upon relinquishing these appointments on the amalgamation of the Fund with Birthright.

Her Royal Highness and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy this evening attended a charity Gala Evening to mark the 75th Anniversary of the British Antique Dealers' Association, and in aid of the Macmillan Nurse Appeal, at the Duke of York's Headquarters, Chelsea, London SW3.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.

Princess Alexandra was represented by Major Sir Peter Clarke at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Lord Zuckerman OM which was held in the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood, London NW8, today.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Queen Mother attends the Re-Hallowing of the Shrine at St Albans Abbey. The Prince of Wales, Patron, National Gallery Trust, attends a Dinner to mark the re-opening of the Central Hall at the National Gallery, London WC2. The Princess of Wales visits a local Drugs Prevention Team Project, Wallace Lawler Centre, Newtown, Aston, Birmingham; opens Victoria Square, Birmingham City Centre; as Patron, the Foundation for Conductive Education, attends a lunch to celebrate the charity's fifth anniversary at the Metropole Hotel, near Birmingham; and later opens the Jewish Welfare Board's Old People's Home, Stirchley, Birmingham. The Princess Royal, President of Patrons, Crime Concern, attends the Lessons in Crime Prevention Conference on the role of Secondary Schools in Tackling Crime by and against young people, Hilton Hotel, London W1; as Patron, the Cranfield Trust, attends a Conference on Management Problems of Small-Medium Sized Charities, IBM Marketing Centre, London SE1; and later, as Chancellor, London University, attends the University of London Union's Honorary Life Membership and Laurels Ceremony, London WC1. Princess Margaret attends the Royal Caledonian Ball at Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1. The Duke of Kent, Honorary Air Vice-Marshal, visits RAF Leuchars, St Andrews, Fife; and later attends the Inaugural Watson-Watt Lecture and Dinner at the Royal Aeronautical Society, London W1. The Duchess of Kent attends the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops Annual Floral Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, London SW1. The Duke of Gloucester presents the Sand and Gravel Association's Restoration Awards at a Luncheon at the RAF Club, London W1. The Duchess of Gloucester opens the Design Technology Block at Warwick Park School, London SE15. Princess Alexandra, President, attends the Annual General Court of the Royal Humane Society at Haberdashers' Hall, London EC3; and later, as President, attends a Concert in aid of the Royal Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen at the Royal Hospital, London SW3.

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 Welsh Guards.

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