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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

27 May: The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, accompanied by The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, this morning presented New Standards to the Household Cavalry on Horse Guards Parade.

Her Majesty, with her Royal Highness, drove from Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession escorted by a Travelling Escort of the Household Cavalry under the command of Captain Charles Clee, The Blues and Royals, with the Guidon of the Regiment.

The Queen and The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, were received by Major-General the Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard (Colonel, The Life Guards) and General Sir Desmond Fitzpatrick (Colonel, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).

After the presentation Her Majesty was graciously pleased to address the Parade and Colonel Jeremy Smith-Bingham (Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Household Cavalry) replied.

The Lady Susan Hussey, Mr Robin Janvrin and Lieutenant-Colonel Seymour Gilbart-Denham were in attendance.

The President of the Republic of Ireland and Mr Robinson this afternoon visited the Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh this morning visited the Warship Preservation Trust at Birkenhead and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Merseyside (Mr Henry Cotton).

His Royal Highness, Patron, the Outward Bound Trust, this afternoon attended a Luncheon given by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Outward Bound Association, the Central Hotel, Glasgow, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron and Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, later visited Compaq Computers, Erskine, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for Renfrewshire (Major David Crichton Maitland).

His Royal Highness afterwards visited The Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for Disabled Ex-Service Men and Women, Erskine.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member, this evening attended the One Hundred and Twentieth Anniversary Dinner of the Mudhook Yacht Club, the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, Rhu, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire (Brigadier Donald Hardie).

Brigadier Miles Hunt-Davis was in attendance.

By command of The Queen, the Vicount Goschen (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this morning upon the Departure of The President of the Republic of Uganda and Mrs Museveni and bade farewell to His Excellency and Mrs Museveni on behalf of Her Majesty.

By command of The Queen, the Viscount Goschen (Lord-in-Waiting) was present at Heathrow Airport, London, this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the United Arab Emirates and welcomed His Highness on behalf of Her Majesty.

27 May: The Prince Edward, Patron, the Haddo House Hall Arts Trust, this evening attended the Exhibition and Dinner of the 'Spring Promenade' '93, Haddo House Hall, Aberdeenshire.

27 May: The Princess Royal, President, Animal Health Trust, this morning attended the Council of Management Annual General Meeting followed by Luncheon with Members of the Council, the Kennel Club, 1 Clarges Street, London W1.

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, this afternoon attended the Save the Children Fund Industry and Commerce Group Meeting at Buckingham Palace.

The Princess Royal, Commandant-in- Chief, Women's Transport Service (FANY), this evening attended the inauguration of the new headquarters, A Block, Duke of York's Headquarters, Chelsea, London SW3.

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.

Her Royal Highness, President, Save the Children Fund, later held a Special Gifts Dinner for Save the Children Fund's Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Appeal at Buckingham Palace.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

27 May: The Prince of Wales today visited Kent and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant (the Right Hon Robin Leigh-Pemberton).

His Royal Highness, Duke of Cornwall, this morning visited the Brogdale Horticultural Trust's site to see work being undertaken to maintain and enhance the National Fruit Collections, Brogdale Road, Faversham.

The Prince of Wales, Patron, Royal Society for Nature Conservation, this afternoon visited the Kent Trust for Nature Conservation and opened the trust's new headquarters at Tyland Barn, Maidstone.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

27 May: The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this morning attended the Presentation of the new Standards to the Household Cavalry on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

27 May: The Duke of Kent this morning attended the Presentation of Standards to the Household Cavalry Regiment, Horse Guards, London SW1.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

27 M ay: The Duchess of Kent this evening attended the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association's Reunion Dinner, at the Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1.

Mrs Colin Marsh was in attendance.

THATCHED HOUSE LODGE

27 May: Princess Alexandra paid her farewell visit as Colonel-in-Chief to the 17th/ 21st Lancers and took the Salute at the Regimental Parade at Aliwal Barracks, Tidworth, Hampshire.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.

Royal Engagements

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attends the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic in Liverpool, and they carry out engagements in Merseyside. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Association for All Speech Impaired Children (AFAISC), visits Nuffield Speech and Language Unit, London W5. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Gate Appeal, attends the Installation of the Centrepiece of the Gates, Hyde Park, London W1.

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 Coldstream Guards.

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