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20 September: The Princess Royal, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Corps of Signals, this morning visited 255 Signal Squadron, 16th Signal Regiment, on exercise in Germany.

Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in- Chief, Royal Corps of Signals, this afternoon visited 4 Armoured Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron at Quebec Barracks, Osnabruck.

Mrs Charles Ritchie was in attendance.


20 September: The Princess of Wales, Vice-President, British Red Cross Society, this evening arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from Switzerland.

Mr Patrick Jephson was in attendance.

20 September: The Duchess of Gloucester this morning visited Kenninghall (Multiple Sclerosis Care Hotel), 13 Shakespeare Road, Worthing, and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for West Sussex (Major-General Sir Philip Ward).

Afterwards Her Royal Highness opened the refurbished Sussex Oncology Centre, the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex (Admiral Sir Lindsay Bryson).

The Duchess of Gloucester, President, Royal London Society for the Blind, this afternoon opened the new science laboratory at Dorton House School, Sevenoaks and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Kent (the Right Hon the Lord Kingsdown KG).

Later Her Royal Highness opened Winged Fellowship's new guest wing at Crabhill House, King Cross Lane, South Nutfield, and was received on arrival by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Surrey (Mr Richard Thornton).

Mrs Euan McCorquodale was in attendance.


20 September: The Duke of Kent, Trustee, this morning attended a Trustees' Meeting, the Science Museum, London SW7.


20 September: Princess Alexandra this afternoon visited the London Oratory Flower Festival at the Brompton Oratory, London SW7.

The Lady Mary Mumford was in attendance.


The Princess Royal, President, British Olympic Association, attends the National Olympic Committee Meeting and Annual General Meeting at the Cafe Royal, London W1. Princess Margaret unveils the Bicentennial Statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on Orange Square, London SW1, and then attends a reception given by the Appeal Committee, Ebury Street, London SW1. Princess Alexandra, Patron, Anchor Housing Association, opens Bentley Court, Meanwood, Leeds; and as Patron, Alzheimer's Disease Society, attends a civic reception to mark World Alzheimer's Day and the International Alzheimer's Disease Conference in the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Buckingham Palace

The State Apartments at Buckingham Palace open between 9.30am and 4.30pm. The Queen's Gallery opens between 10am and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm. The Royal Mews opens between 12pm and 4pm, and last admission is at 3.30pm.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; F Company Scots Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.