Luncheons

Prime Minister

The and Mrs John Major were hosts at a luncheon held yesterday at 10 Downing Street in honour of His Excellency the President of Portugal and Senhora Soares. The other guests were:

Dr Jose Manuel Durao Barroso and Senhora Durao Barroso; The Ambassador of Portugal; Professor Adriano Moreira; Dr Jorge Sampaio; Senhor Antonio Maria Pereira; General Carlos Azeredo and Senhora Azeredo; Ambassador Joao Diogo Nuhnjes Barata; Ambassador Antonia Syder Santiago and Senhora Syder Santiago; Commander Rogerio Vieira Fontes; The Hon Douglas Hurd MP and Mrs Hurd; Mr Kenneth Clarke MP and Mrs Clarke; Mr Tristan Garel-Jones MP and Mrs Garel-Jones; Mr Robert Key MP and Mrs Key; Viscount and Viscountess Montgomery of Alamein; The Bishop of Blackburn; Lord Camoys; Lady Elton; Sir David Steel MP and Mrs Steel; Dr Jack Cunningham MP; Sir Christopher Prout; Mr Andrew MacKay MP and Mrs MacKay; Mr James Pawsey MP and Mrs Pawsey; Mr Bruce George MP; Dr David Ingram and Mrs Ingram; Dr TF Earle and Mrs Earle; Mr and Mrs Richard Lambert; Mr and Mrs Robert Phillis; Mr and Mrs Michael Jackaman; Mr and Mrs Julian Salmond; Ms Paula Rego; Mr and Mrs Stanley Duncan; Major James Patrick; Sir Rodric and Lady Braithwaite; Mr and Mrs Hugh Arbuthnott; Mr and Mrs Stephen Wall; Mr and Mrs Roderic Lyne.

Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce

The Lord Mayor of London, Sir Francis McWilliams, accompanied by Mr Roger Cork, was the guest of honour and speaker at a luncheon of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce held yesterday at Stationers' Hall, London EC4.

Lloyd's Register

The Chairman of Lloyd's Register, Mr Patrick O'Ferrall, held a luncheon yesterday at Lloyd's Register headquarters, Fenchurch Street, London EC3. The guest of honour was Mr Robin Leigh- Pemberton, Governor of the Bank of England.

Army Board

The Prince of Wales attended a luncheon held yesterday by the Executive Committee of the Army Board at the Officers' Mess, the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, London NW8. Among those present were:

General Sir Peter Inge; Mr Moray Stewart; General Sir David Ramsbotham; General Sir John Learmont; Lt- Gen Sir Jeremy Blacker; General Sir John Wilsey; General Sir Charles Guthrie; Maj-Gen Mike Walker.

HMS Victory

The Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command, Admiral Sir John Kerr, and Lady Kerr hosted a luncheon on board his flagship HMS Victory in Portsmouth to mark the succession of the Commodore Royal Naval Reserve.

Receptions

HM Government

Mr Ian Lang MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, last night hosted a reception in the King's Dining Room, Edinburgh Castle, to mark the visit to Scotland by the Western European Union Assembly Defence Committee.

Dinners

Corporation of London

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were present at a banquet held yesterday evening at Guildhall, London EC4, by the Lord Mayor, Sir Francis McWilliams, and the Corporation of London, to mark the visit by The President of the Portuguese Republic and Senhora Soares to the City of London. Among those present were:

Senhor Jose Manuel Durao Barroso and Senhora Durao Barroso; The Ambassador of Portugal; Professor Adriano Moreira; Dr Jorge Sampaio; Senhor Antonio Maria Pereira; General Carlos Azeredo and Senhora Azeredo; Ambassador Joao Diogo Nuhnjes Barata; Ambassador Antonia Syder Santiago and Senhora Syder Santiago; The High Commisioner for Antigua and Barbuda; The Ambassador of the People's Repbulic of China and Mrs Ma Jichun; The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco and Mrs Haddaoui; The Ambassador of Italy and Countess Attolico; The High Commissioner for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Mrs Abubakar Alhaji; The High Commissioner for Malaysia and Datin Jamayiah; The Master of the Horse and Lady Somerleyton; The Marquess and Marchioness of Douro; The Lord-Lieutenant for Greater London and Lady Bramall; Lord and Lady Camoys; Lord and Lady Ashburton; Lord and Lady Avebury; Lord and Lady Elton; Lord and Lady Mais; Lord and Lady Cledwyn of Penrhos; Lord and Lady Williams of Elvel; Baroness Mallalieu and Mr Cassel: Lord and Lady Finsberg; The President of the Board of Trade and Mrs Heseltine; The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Mrs Gummer; Sir Edward Heath; Sir John and Lady Wheeler; The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Mrs Garel- Jones; The Lord Chief Justice of England and Lady Taylor of Gosforth; The Master of the Rolls and Lady Bingham; The President of the Family Divison and Lady Brown; The Vice-Chancellor of the Chancery Division and Lady Nichols; The Minister of State for Energy and Mrs Eggar.

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