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HM YACHT BRITANNIA

18 May: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning arrived at Sunderland Railway Station and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear (Colonel Sir Ralph Carr- Ellison) and Colonel John Dowdeswell (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness afterwards drove to Sunderland Civic Centre and were received by the Mayor of the City of Sunderland (Councillor William Craddock).

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh viewed a display of the City's new Letters Patent and Her Majesty unveiled the City's New Coat of Arms.

The Queen later visited Homeworthy Furniture Limited and was received by the Managing Director (Mr Hartley Moyes).

Her Majesty afterwards visited the Aim High Centre, Hylton Red House Comprehensive School, and was received by the Chairman, Community North (Sunderland) (Mr Gordon Robinson).

The Queen viewed displays of City Challenge activities, escorted by Mr Martin Orrick (Chief Executive, Community North) and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty subsequently visited St Peter's Church, St Peter's Way, and was received by the Reverend Gareth Lloyd (Priest in Charge).

The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, then visited the site of the new campus of the University of Sunderland, was received by Dr Anne Wright (Vice- Chancellor, University of Sunderland), the Chairman of the Governors (Mr Kenneth Douglas) and the Chairman, Tyne and Wear Development Corporation (Sir Paul Nicholson) and unveiled a commemorative sculpture.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness then arrived at Corporation Quay and emarked in HMY Britannia.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh disembarked from HMY Britannia this afternoon at Hartlepool and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Cleveland (the Lord Gisborough), Mr James Southall (Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Cleveland), the Mayor of Hartlepool (Councillor Victor Burton) and the Chairman, Teesside Development Corporation (Mr Ronald Norman).

Her Majesty with His Royal Highness, visited Hartlepool Marina and unveiled a commemorative ship's bell.

The Queen afterwards opened Hartlepool Maritime Heritage Centre and was received by Mr Duncan Hall (Chief Executive, Teesside Development Corporation).

Her Majesty subsequently visited Bramley Court Sheltered Housing Committee, Hartlepool Borough Council (Councillor Michael Lennon) and Honorary Alderman Stanley Bramley and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later visited University College, Stockton-on-Tees, and were received by the Mayor (Councillor James Vaughan).

Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque, bestowed Foundation Fellowships and toured some laboratories, escorted by the Principal (Professor Robert Parfitt).

The Queen afterwards visited Pallister Park, Middlesbrough, and was received by the Mayor (Councillor Irene Berryman).

Her Majesty toured play areas, escorted by Mr John Foster (Chief Executive, Middlesbrough Borough Council) and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this evening gave a Dinner and Reception on board HMY Britannia at Hartlepool.

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning opened Sunderland Central Fire Station.

His Royal Highness later visited Doxford International Park and met representatives of youth and voluntary organisations.

The Duke of Edinburgh this afternoon visited HMS Trincomalee and was received by the Chairman, HMS Trincomalee Trust (Captain David Smith RN).

His Royal Highness later visited the Tees Barrage and viewed an exhibition of the barrage and Teesdale Development.

The Duchess of Grafton, Sir Kenneth Scott, Mr John Haslam, Major James Patrick and Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis were in attendance.

The Queen was represented by the Earl of Airlie KT (Lord Chamberlain) at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn (Extra Equerry and formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

The Duke of Edinburgh was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Johnston (formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office).

The Lady Susan Hussey has succeeded the Lady Elton as Lady-in-Waiting to The Queen.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

18 May: The Duke and Duchess of York were represented by Mr Geoffrey Crawford at the Funeral of Lieutenant- Colonel Sir Eric Penn (Extra Equerry and formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

18 May: The Prince Edward, Chairman, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Special Projects Group, this evening held a meeting at Buckingham Palace.

His Royal Highness was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn (Extra Equerry and formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

18 May: The Princess Royal was represented by Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Gibbs at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn (Extra Equerry and formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

CLARENCE HOUSE

18 May: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was represented by Major Sir Ralph Anstruther Bt at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn, Extra Equerry and formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

18 May: The Prince and Princess of Wales were represented by the Earl of Carnarvon at the Funeral of Lieutenant- Colonel Sir Eric Penn, Extra Equerry and formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

KENSINGTON PALACE

18 May: The Princess of Wales this morning attended the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation's marketing presentation 'The Emerging Vision', the Mermaid Theatre, London EC4.

Captain Edward Musto RM was in attendance.

18 May: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, accompanied by The Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, was present at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn, Extra Equerry and formerly Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

18 May: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were represented by Major Nicholas Barne at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn (Extra Equerry and Formally Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office) which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, this morning.

YORK HOUSE

18 May: The Duchess of Kent, Patron, this morning visited the Christie Hospital, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Greater Manchester (Colonel John Timmins).

Her Royal Highness, President, this afternoon visited the Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Road, Manchester.

Mrs Peter Troughton was in attendance.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent were represented by Lieutenant-Commander Sir Richard Buckley at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London this morning.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

18 May: Princess Alexandra and the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy were present at the Funeral of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Penn which was held in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London SW1 this morning.

Lord High Commissioner

18 May: His Grace the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, The Right Hon Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, accompanied by Her Grace Lady Macfarlane, this morning attended the General Assembly before going on to visit the City Chambers, Glasgow, and Glasgow University.

In the afternoon Their Graces visited the Southern General Hospital and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

Among the guests for dinner in the Picture Gallery of the Palace of Holyroodhouse were:

The Moderator and Dr Anne Weatherhead; The Duke of Atholl; Lord and Lady Charteris of Amisfield; Lady Elizabeth Longman; The Hon Hamish and Mrs Macfarlane; Sir Fitzroy and Lady Maclean; The Lord Lyon King of Arms and Lady Innes of Edingight; Sir Russell and Lady Hillhouse; Sir Nicholas and Lady Fairbairn; Sir Michael and Lady Hirst; The Solicitor General for Scotland and Mrs Thomas Dawson; The Dean of the Thistle and Dr Maureen Macmillan; Air Vice-Marshal Allan Blackley and Mrs Allan Blackley; Maj-Gen Michael and Mrs Scott; Professor Struther and Mrs Arnott; Dr John and Mrs Cunningham; Dr Robin and Mrs Drysdale; Professor AAM and Mrs Duncan; Mr and Mrs Robin Easton; Mr and Mrs Norman Edgar; Mr and Mrs Robert Gordon; Mr and Mrs Glenn Gordon; Mr and Mrs James Gordon; Dr Chris and Mrs Greig; Mr and Mrs James Hamilton; Mr and Mrs Alex Hay; Mr Marmaduke Hussey and Lady Susan Hussey; Mr and Mrs Endell Laird; Mr and Mrs Colin Liddell; Mr and Mrs Anthony Maclaurin; Mr and Mrs Donald Macleod; Mr and Mrs John McClelland; Mr and Mrs Colin Ross; Mr and Mrs Leslie Sharp; Mr and Mrs S. Smythe; Mr and Mrs Jack Syme; Mr and Mrs Graham Thompson; Mr and Mrs CW Turner; Lt-Col Donald and Mrs Wickes.

In the evening musical entertainment was provided by pupils from Glasgow High School.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Princess of Wales, Patron, Headway National Head Injuries Association, visits Headway at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, West Yorkshire; as Patron, Turning Point, visits the Wakefield drugs project at the Lodge, Stanley Royd Hospital; as Patron, Turning Point, visits New Hall Prison at Dial Wood, Flockton; and as Patron, Relate, visits Leeds Relate, Leeds, Yorkshire. Prince Edward attends the 1993 British Sports Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London W1. Princess Margaret, Colonel-in-Chief, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, visits the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, London SE18. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, attends a concert as part of the 15th International Newbury Spring Festival, Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire. Princess Alexandra, Vice- President of the British Red Cross, presents the General Service Medal Northern Ireland to St John and Red Cross Service Hospital Welfare officers at Clerkenwell, London EC1; and later attends a Reception in aid of the Community Centre in Israel Project at Salters' Hall, London EC2.

Changing of the Guard

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

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