April 2001

The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, this evening attended the Annual "Eve of Investiture" Business Meeting and Dinner in Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn, London EC2.

The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, this morning visited the Papworth Trust Headquarters at Papworth Everard and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire (Mr. James Crowden). Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Pendrill Court, Papworth Everard, to meet representatives of the Varrier-Jones Foundation and opened the new Public Library.

The Princess Royal this morning visited Grand Bay Secondary School, Grand Bay, the Commonwealth of Dominica. Her Royal Highness afterwards planted a commemorative tree in the Botanical Gardens, Roseau. The Princess Royal later opened the Kitchen and Feeding Programme at the Grotto Home for the Homeless, Roseau. Her Royal Highness subsequently visited the Disaster Co-ordination Office, Roseau. The Princess Royal today attended a Lunch at the Fort Young Hotel, Roseau, given by the Hon. Pierre Charles MP (Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica). Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Carbet (Cultural Centre), Carib Reservation. The Princess Royal this evening attended The Queen's Birthday Party at State House, Roseau, given by the British High Commissioner for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (His Excellency Mr. Gordon Baker).

The Duke of York this morning departed K16 Seoul Military Airport for the United Kingdom. Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (His Excellency Mr. Charles Humfrey) was present and bade farewell to His Royal Highness. The Duke of York this afternoon arrived at Heathrow Airport, London, from the Republic of Korea. Miss Charlotte Manley and Captain Richard Dilworth were in attendance.

The Prince of Wales, Colonel in Chief, Army Air Corps, was represented by Colonel Nigel Thursby at the Funeral of Captain Andrew Crous which was held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rosebank, Johannesburg this afternoon.

The Lady Elton has succeeded the Lady Susan Hussey as Lady in Waiting to The Queen.

The Duke of Kent this morning attended The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2001 Celebration of Winners Reception at the Department of Trade and Industry, Victoria Street, London SW1.

The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, the Japan Society, this evening attended the Annual Dinner at Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2, to mark the One Hundred and Tenth Anniversary of the Society's Foundation.

The Princess Royal this morning visited CUPROFOR (Centre for the Use and Promotion of Forest Products), San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Her Royal Highness later visited St. Joseph's Hospice, San Pedro Sula. The Princess Royal, President, Save the Children Fund, afterwards visited a Save the Children Fund Community Project in San Pedro Sula. Her Royal Highness subsequently departed Honduras for the Commonwealth of Dominica and was received this afternoon on arrival at Melville Hall Airport by the British High Commissioner for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (His Excellency Mr. Gordon Baker).

The Duke of York today undertook the following engagements in Seoul, the Republic of Korea. His Royal Highness this morning visited the Kayang Bridge. The Duke of York afterwards visited the World Cup Stadium. His Royal Highness this afternoon attended a Lunch at the Residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (His Excellency Mr. Charles Humfrey). The Duke of York later visited Chun-Sa-Won School. Afterwards His Royal Highness was received by The President of the Republic of Korea at the Blue House.

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