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19 May: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh disembarked from HMY Britannia this morning at Grimsby and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Humberside (Mr Anthony Bethell) and Captain Jeremy Elwes (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Humberside).

Her Majesty visited the BOC Special Gas Facility, Stallingborough, and was received by the Mayor of the Borough of Cleethorpes (Councillor Kelwyn Bradley).

The Queen toured the facility, escorted by the Chairman and Chief Executive, BOC Group (Mr Patrick Rich), and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty afterwards opened a new wing at Scunthorpe General Hospital and was received by the Mayor of the Borough of Scunthorpe (Councillor Mrs Christine Pearson) and the Chairman, Scunthorpe and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust (Mr John Mason).

The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque and toured the hospital, escorted by Mrs Candy Morris (Chief Executive, Scunthorpe and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust).

The Queen, with the Duke of Edinburgh, visited Normanby Hall and honoured the Chairman, Humberside County Council (Councillor George Hobson), with her presence at Luncheon.

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Rita Pearlman Youth Centre, Hull, and were received by the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull (Councillor Dennis Barber) who surrendered to The Queen the Sword of the City which Her Majesty returned to him.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh then toured the centre, escorted by Mrs Pam Brookes (Hull Area Co-Ordinator) and Mrs Paula Yates (Hull Area Co-ordinator, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme).

Her Majesty later opened the British Red Cross Centre, Hull, and was received by the President Humberside Branch, British Red Cross (Sir Ian MacDonald of Sleat Bt).

The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque and toured the centre, escorted by Mr David Whincup (Director).

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness this evening gave a Reception on board HMY Britannia.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, this morning visited the Grimsby Youth Service Centre.

His Royal Highness afterwards visited the Pasta Company, Barton-upon-Humber, and was received by the Mayor of the Borough of Glanford (Councillor Kenneth Sills).

The Duke of Edinburgh later visited Humberside Police Youth and Community Centre.

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


19 May: The Prince Edward this evening attended the 1993 British Sports Ball, the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1.

Lieutenant-Colonel Sean O'Dwyer was in attendance.


19 May: The Prince of Wales today visited West Yorkshire and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (Mr John Lyles).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Headway National Head Injuries Association, this morning visited Headway, Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, Turning Point, this afternoon visited the Wakefield drugs project, the Lodge, Stanley Royd Hospital.

Her Royal Highness, Patron, Turning Point, afterwards visited New Hall Prison, Dial Wood, Flockton, Wakefield.

The Princess of Wales, Patron, Relate, later visited Leeds Relate, 38 Call Lane, Leeds.

The Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Mr Patrick Jephson were in attendance.

19 May: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Colonel-in-Chief Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, today visited the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Woolwich.

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


19 May: The Duchess of Kent, this afternoon visited the Newbury Arts Workshop, Northcroft Lane, Newbury, and later visited the Newbury District Museum, The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire, and was met on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire (Mr John Henderson).

Her Royal Highness, Patron, this evening attended a concert as part of the Newbury Spring Festival at Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire.

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.


19 May: Princess Alexandra, Vice-President of the British Red Cross Society, this afternoon presented the General Service Medal Northern Ireland to St John and Red Cross Service Welfare Officers at St John's Gate, Clerkenwell, London EC1.

Her Royal Highness, accompanied by the Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy, this evening attended a reception and concert in aid of the Community Centre in Israel Project at Salters' Hall, Fore Street, London EC2.

The Lady Nicholas Gordon Lennox was in attendance.

Lord High Commissioner

19 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 Lady Macfarlane, this morning attended the General Assembly before going on to visit the Free Church Assembly at St Columba's Church, The Lawnmarket, Edinburgh.

Among the guests for luncheon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse were:

The Duke of Atholl; Lord Charteris of Amisfield and Lady Charteris; Lady Elizabeth Longman; Professor Struther Arnott; The Rev Peter Graham; Mr and Mrs Alex Hay; Mr Marmaduke Hussey; Mr and Mrs Joe Logan; Mr and Mrs Ian McCarter; The Very Rev Dr William McDonald and Mrs William McDonald.

In the afternoon their Graces visited Edinburgh Castle.

Among the guests for dinner at the Palace were:

Viscount and Viscountess Thurso; The Hon Sir Steven Runciman; The Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow and Mrs Robert Innes; Mr and Mrs Roger Billcliffe; Professor Michael and Mrs Bond; Mr and Mrs Timothy Clifford; Mr and Mrs Alexander Goudie; Mr Ian Gow; Mr and Mrs Andrew Little; Mr and Mrs Michael McCrum; The Rev Gordon and Mrs McGillivray; Dr and Mrs Alan Rutherford.


The Prince of Wales, President, British Sub-Aqua Club, attends the 40th Anniversary Dinner at Guildhall, London EC2. The Princess of Wales attends a Dinner in aid of the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, visits the Samaritan Youth Project at Haberdasher Askes School, London SE14; and later, as Patron, attends a reception given by the Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood Trust in conjunction with Thorn EMI at Woods Mews, London SW1. Princess Alexandra, Patron, attends the Annual Lunch of BEN (Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund) at the Savoy Hotel, London WC2; and later, as Patron, attends a performance of Macbeth by English National Opera at the London Coliseum, London WC2. Prince Michael of Kent, Guest of Honour, accompanied by Princess Michael, attends the Wellington Foundation May Ball at the Dorchester Hotel, London SW1.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Irish Guards.