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15 July: The Honourable Henry Jackman (Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario) was received in audience by The Queen.

Miss Trinity Jackman was also received by Her Majesty.

Sir John Moreton was received by The Queen upon the relinquishment of his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod and handed back his Badge of Office.

Sir John Margetson was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Gentleman Usher of the Blue Rod and handed back his Badge of Office.

His Excellency Mr Karel Duda was received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic to the Court of St James's.

Mrs Dudova was also received by Her Majesty.

The Queen held a Council at 12.40pm.

There were present:

The Right Hon Antony Newton MP (Lord President); the Lord Fraser of Carmyllie (Minister of State, Scottish Office); the Right Hon John Patten MP (Secretary of State for Education); the Right Hon Sir Nicholas Lyell MP (Attorney General).

Mr Alan Beith MP, the Hon Francis Maude and Sir Paul Kennedy were sworn in as Members of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

Mr Geoffrey de Deney was in attendance as Clerk of the Council.

The Lord Camoys was received by The Queen upon his appointment as Lord-in-Waiting to Her Majesty.

The Queen gave an Afternoon Party in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Princess Royal and The Duchess of Gloucester were present.

Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms and The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty.

The Bands of The Blues and Royals and The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment played selections of music during the afternoon.

By command of The Queen, the Lord Camoys, Lord-in-Waiting, called upon The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane W1, and on behalf of The Queen welcomed Their Majesties on their arrival in this country.

15 July: The Princess Royal, Master, the Worshipful Company of Loriners, this morning attended a Court Meeting and Luncheon at Innholders' Hall, College Street, London EC4.

Her Royal Highness this evening attended the Royal Tournament at Earl's Court, London SW5.

Mrs Richard Carew Pole was in attendance.


15 July: The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, this afternoon Took the Salute at a performance of the Royal Tournament at Earl's Court.

The Hon Mrs Whitehead was in attendance.


15 July: The Duke of Kent, Chairman of the United Kingdom Trustees, today joined The Duke of Edinburgh's Commonwealth Study Kent Tour and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Kent, Mr Robin Leigh- Pemberton. His Royal Highness later visited the Eurotunnel Site, Folkestone before going on to visit the St John's Road Site, HM Customs and Excise, Dover, Kent.

Captain the Honourable Tom Coke was in attendance.


15 July: Princess Alexandra, Patron, this evening attended a Reception given by BEN (Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund) at Forbes House, Halkin Street, London SW1.

Mrs Peter Afia was in attendance.



The Queen visits Greater Manchester. The Prince of Wales, President, Business in the Community, attends an Employees in the Community Action Training Day Conference at the Allied Dunbar Training Centre, Wanborough, Wiltshire. The Princess of Wales, Patron, the London Symphony Chorus, attends the First Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, takes the Salute at the afternoon performance of the Royal Tournament at Earl's Court, London SW5. The Duchess of Gloucester attends the final concert and present the prizes at the City of London Carl Flesch International Violin Competition, at Barbican Hall, London EC2. Princess Alexandra visits the Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Cumbria; and visits James Cropper Plc, Burneside Mills, Kendal, Cumbria.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts The Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts The Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.

Bands playing in

the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Eltham Concert Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.