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April 2001

The Duke of Kent, Patron, the Tree Council, this morning launched a new three year programme of the annual Walk in the Woods campaign at Kew Gardens, Surrey.

The Duke of Gloucester, Commissioner, English Heritage, today attended a Meeting at Fortress House, London W1.

The Princess Royal this morning visited the Dominican Banana Marketing Corporation, Roseau, the Commonwealth of Dominica. Her Royal Highness later opened St. Peter's Multi Purpose Complex, Bioche. The Princess Royal afterwards visited Cabrits National Park, Portsmouth. Her Royal Highness this afternoon visited Londonderry Banana Farm, Londonderry. The Princess Royal afterwards departed the Commonwealth of Dominica for Bermuda and was received on arrival this evening at Bermuda International Airport by the Governor of Bermuda (His Excellency Mr. Thorold Masefield). Her Royal Highness later attended a Reception given by the Mayor of St. George's at Somers Garden, St. George's.

The Prince of Wales this morning departed from Royal Air Force Lyneham for an official visit to Canada. His Excellency Mr. Jeremy Kinsman, High Commissioner of Canada, was present and took leave of His Royal Highness. The Prince of Wales this afternoon arrived in Ottawa and was received by the Honourable Sheila Copps PC, MP, the Minister of Canadian Heritage. His Royal Highness was later greeted by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, PC, QC, MP, Prime Minister of Canada at the National War Memorial and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Prince of Wales, Patron, Abbeyfield, later visited Abbeyfield House. Later His Royal Highness attended a reception given by the Government of Canada for volunteers at Government House. This evening The Prince of Wales attended a reception and dinner hosted by the Governor General in honour of the Caring Canadian Award recipients at Government House.

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.