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Royal Engagements

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham; and later visit Reserves Training and Mobilisation Centre, Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Nottingham. The Queen, Patron, the Stroke Association, visits Beeston Ward (the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward), Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, to mark the centenary of the Association; and, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, opens the Jubilee Campus, Nottingham University, Wollaton Road, Nottingham. The Duke of Edinburgh visits Nottingham Forest Resource Study Support Centre, Nottingham Forest Football Club, the City Ground, Nottingham. The Prince of Wales presents the Community Policeman of the Year Award at St James's Palace, London SW1. The Princess Royal, Patron, the National Coaching Foundation, attends the Coaching Hall of Fame Second Annual Induction Ceremony at the Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1; and, as President, the Missions to Seamen, will attend the Missions to Seamen Carol Concert, Guildhall, London EC2. Princess Alexandra attends a Celebration of Christmas Concert in aid of the New Bridge (a charity creating links between the offender and the community) at St George's Church, Hanover Square, London W1.

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Letter: Conspiracy theory

Sir: Mohamed Al Fayed believes that the Duke of Edinburgh "masterminded" the death of his son and Diana, Princes of Wales (report, 23 November). At last, conclusive evidence that Mr Fayed is one canteen of cutlery short of a Harrod's kitchen department. The Duke of Edinburgh? Mastermind?

Equestrianism: Harry Llewellyn mourned

THE OLYMPIC gold medal winner Sir Harry Llewellyn has died aged 88, his family confirmed last night. The baronet died at his home near Abergavenny, Gwent, after a long illness.

Olympic Games: Fun before the Games

Dave Hadfield reports from Sydney on the rows besetting the build- up

Parliament: House of Lords - Snowdon accepts Blair's offer to be made a life peer

THE EARL OF Snowdon headed a list of 10 hereditary peers who were awarded life peerages by Tony Blair last night. They will keep their seats in the House of Lords after it is reformed.

Who's in and who's out at `lunch of the century'

THE HYPE, inevitably, has been overwhelming. We are told it is one of the most spectacular, glittering and select social occasions of all time. The great and the good of Britain will be sitting down today to celebrate the millennium and each other.

Obituary: Len Lowe

ALTHOUGH LEN Lowe will always be recalled by variety lovers as one half of that once highly popular double act, Len and Bill Lowe, he had a lone solo career either side of that particular high point in hilarity. The talented brothers were in fact but two-thirds of a trio, the other brother going under the double stage names of Chester Ladd and, latterly, Don Smoothey. All three were soloists in laughter and were, at one time or another, partners in doubled-up acts of traditional crosstalk comedy.

Letter: Royal crossed wires

Sir: I am sure Prince Philip intended to say "cowboy" and not "Indian" ("Duke of Edinburgh forced to apologise for racist remark", 11 August). He got his wires crossed, that's all. For goodness sake, he is 78.

Duke of Edinburgh forced to apologise for racist remark

THE DUKE of Edinburgh hurriedly apologised yesterday for a racist remark that suggested Indians were shoddy workers.

Yet another race slur trips off the Duke's tongue

THE DUKE of Edinburgh hurriedly apologised yesterday for a racist remark he made about Indians that suggested they were shoddy workers.

Letter: Royal trees

Sir: Placing Windsor Great Park under the Habitats Directive issued by Brussels ("Wildlife sites to be made inviolate", 21 June) is disturbing: it encourages other park owners to degrade habitat as quickly as possible before they too are listed; it will make landowners less welcoming to scientific research; it will give yet more power to planners in offices.

Obituary: Antony Craxton

ANTONY CRAXTON was the first producer of royal television broadcasts and was responsible for some of the most memorable ones, such as the wedding of Princess Alexandra in April 1963, when he arranged for the commentator, Richard Dimbleby, to be seated in a soundproof box immediately behind him in the television control room in Westminster Abbey. This production won Craxton an award from the Guild of Television Producers and Directors, now known as Bafta. The technique he developed is still used.

Obituary: Charles Reading

THE MANY-FACETED Charles Reading was a successful actor, designer, writer and director, but will be best remembered for being an important part of a truly golden era of show business - that decade following the Second World War when the London Palladium headlined the cream of America's entertainers.

Letter: Charles's GM stand

Sir: Anne McElvoy says the Prince of Wales receives a generous allowance from the Civil List. He doesn't.
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