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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

7 May: Professor Sir Norman Blacklock was received by The Queen when Her Majesty conferred upon him the honour of Knighthood and invested him with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, this afternoon from a State Visit to Hungary and were received at the Airport by the Earl of Airlie KT (Lord Chamberlain) and Mr Michael Roberts (Managing Director, Heathrow Airport).

The following were in attendance:

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (the Right Hon Douglas Hurd) and the Hon Mrs Douglas Hurd, the Lady Farnham, the Right Hon Sir Robert Fellowes, Major-General Sir Simon Cooper, Mr Robin Janvrin, Mr Charles Anson, Professor Sir Norman Blacklock, Major James Patrick, Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis, Deputy Assistant Commissioner David Meynell and Mrs John Sawers.

7 May: The Prince Edward, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, today gave a Luncheon at Buckingham Palace.

7 May: The Princess Royal, President, Animal Health Trust, this morning opened the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Melton Mowbray, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Leicestershire (Mr Timothy Brooks).

Her Royal Highness, President, British Knitting and Clothing Export Council, this afternoon visited Nylon Hosiery Company Limited, 46 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley.

Mrs William Nunneley was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

7 May: The Prince of Wales was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Miller at the Funeral of Major Charles Humfrey which was held in St Andrew's Church, Ouston, Leicestershire, today.

KENSINGTON PALACE

7 May: The Princess of Wales, Patron, British Red Cross Youth, this morning attended the launch of the International Red Cross World Disaster Report, British Red Cross National Headquarters, 9 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

7 May: The Duke of Kent, Patron, the London Philharmonic, today received Mr Elliott Bernerd, Chairman.

The Duchess of Kent this morning opened the Ronald MacDonald House at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Eton Road, Liverpool and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Merseyside (Mr Henry Cotton).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited the League of Welldoers, Limekiln Lane, Liverpool and later visited the Hillsborough Heart Ward, Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust, Rice Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

Prince Edward, Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, today visits the 'Challenge '93' held at Normanby Hall, Scunthorpe, Humberside; later, as Patron, attends a concert given by the London Mozart Players at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey; and tomorrow, as Chairman, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, attends the Wine Magazine and National Wine Week Festival at Chelsea Harbour, London SW10. The Princess Royal, Patron, Royal Lymington Yacht Club, opens the club's new waterfront, Lymington, Hampshire; and tomorrow, as Colonel-in-Chief, the King's Royal Hussars, reviews the Combined Cavalry 'Old Comrades' Parade in Hyde Park and lays a wreath at the Cavalry Memorial; and attends the first Regimental Association Luncheon at the Inter-Continental Hotel, London W1. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, tomorrow attends a Concert in aid of the Jacqueline du Pre Memorial Fund at Hull University, Humberside. Princess Michael of Kent tomorrow presents the Mitsubishi Motors Trophy at the Badminton Horse Trials, Badminton, Avon.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: 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. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.

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