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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

11 December: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh this morning arrived at Glasgow Central Station and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow (Mr Robert Innes, the Right Hon the Lord Provost). Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness, this morning opened the new Spinal Injuries Unit at the Southern General Hospital and was received by the Chairman, Greater Glasgow Health Board (Sir Thomas Thomson).

Following a tour of the unit, escorted by Mr Peter Edmond (Director), The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Later The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Ferguson's Shipyard and were received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Renfrewshire (Major David Makgill Crichton Maitland), the Chairman, Ferguson Shipbuilders Limited (Sir Ross Belch) and the Chairman, Northern Lighthouse Board (Sheriff Principal Robert Hay).

Her Majesty launched the MV Pharos, lightship of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh subsequently arrived at Edinburgh Waverley Station and were received by Her Majesty's Lord- Lieutenant for the City of Edinburgh (Mr Norman Irons, the Right Hon the Lord Provost).

Her Majesty this afternoon opened the extended City Art Centre, Market Street, and was received by Councillor Steve Cardownie (Convener, Recreation Committee, Edinburgh District Council).

Having toured the Centre, The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

The Secretary of State for Scotland (the Right Hon Ian Lang MP), The Lady Farnham, Sir Kenneth Scott and Lieutenant-Colonel Blair Stewart-Wilson were in attendance.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave a dinner on board HM Yacht Britannia in the Port of Leith for the Heads of State and Government attending the Edinburgh European Council.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Princess Royal and The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon were present.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Member of the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy, this afternoon visited the Academy's Diploma Collection Exhibition.

His Royal Highness, Chancellor, the University of Edinburgh, subsequently attended a Reception at the Royal Museum of Scotland.

Mr Brian McGrath was in attendance.

10 December: By Command of The Queen, Mr Kenneth Borthwick (Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh) was present at Royal Air Force Turnhouse this evening upon the Arrival of The President of the French Republic and welcomed His Excellency on behalf of Her Majesty.

11 December: The Princess Royal, President, Council for National Academic Awards, this morning attended the Academic Awards Ceremony, Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for West Lothian (the Earl of Morton).

Her Royal Highness this afternoon opened the Devon Leisure Park Specialist Equestrian Centre, Clackmannan, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Clackmannan (the Earl of Mar and Kellie).

Mrs Timothy Holderness- Roddam was in attendance.

CLARENCE HOUSE

11 December: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Colonel-in-Chief, The King's Regiment, today honoured the Colonel, Major-General Peter Davies, and Officers of the 1st Battalion on The Queen's Guard with her presence at luncheon at St James's Palace.

Dame Frances Campbell-Preston and Sir Alastair Aird were in attendance.

KENSINGTON PALACE

11 December: The Prince of Wales, Patron, Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts, this morning attended the 1992 ABSA Arthur Andersen Awards for Business and the Arts at the Royal National Theatre, London SE1.

Mr Hugh Merrill was in attendance.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Dundee and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for the City of Dundee (Councillor Thomas McDonald, the Lord Provost).

The Prince of Wales later attended the 'Roads, Bridges and Traffic in the Countryside' Conference, jointly sponsored by the Scottish Office and the County Surveyors Society Scotland, at Caird Hall.

Commander Richard Aylard RN was in attendance.

YORK HOUSE

11 December: The Duke of Kent, Patron, the British Computer Society, this morning presented medals and trophies at the Society's 1992 Awards Day, at the Waldorf Hotel, London WC2.

Captain the Hon Tom Coke was in attendance.

The Duchess of Kent this morning took the Salute at the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey.

Mrs Fiona Henderson was in attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

The Prince of Wales, President, The Prince's Trust, tomorrow attends a Gala Performance of An Evening with Dylan Thomas in aid of the trust, at Lyndhurst Hall, London NW3. Princess Michael of Kent tomorrow attends a Gala Concert by the Philharmonia at the Royal Albert Hall, London SW7, in aid of the Philharmonia Trust.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.

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