April 2001

The Duke of Kent, President, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this evening left Vancouver Airport, Canada, for the United Kingdom.

The Duke of Gloucester, Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, this morning attended the Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Alexandria and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of the Imjin River in Gloucester Cathedral and afterwards attended a Reception and Lunch at Gloucester Rugby Football Club, Kingsholm, Gloucester. His Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (Mr. Henry Elwes). The Duchess of Gloucester this morning visited the Birmingham Settlement, Summer Lane, Birmingham, and was received by Mrs. Michael Worley (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands). Her Royal Highness, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, this afternoon attended the Davis Cup Tie between Great Britain and Portugal at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel-in-Chief, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, this morning attended the Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Alexandria and the Fiftieth Anniversray of the Battle of the Imjin River in Gloucester Cathedral and afterwards attended a Reception and Lunch at Gloucester Rugby Football Club, Kingsholm, Gloucester. His Royal Highness was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (Mr. Henry Elwes). The Duke of Edinburgh, President and Life Member, Windsor Park Equestrian Club, this evening attended the Thirtieth Anniversary Reception at Windsor Castle. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Right Reverend David Conner (Dean of Windsor and Register of the Order of the Garter) at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the Right Reverend John Taylor (formerly Prelate of the Order of the Garter) which was held in Winchester Cathedral this afternoon.

The Duke of Kent, President, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this morning attended a Dedication Ceremony for the Canadian Lifeboat Institution boat WHITE ROSE OF YORKSHIRE at HMCS DISCOVERY Naval Shore Base, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His Royal Highness this evening attended a Gala Dinner for the Canadian Lifeboat Institution at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver.

The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President, the Lawn Tennis Association, today attended the Davis Cup Tie between Great Britain and Portugal at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, and was received by Colonel Anthony George (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).

The Princess Royal, Patron, Sense - the National Deafblind and Rubella Association, this morning opened two houses in Kirkinch Road, Finglassie, Glenrothes, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Fife (Mrs. Margaret Dean). Her Royal Highness, Patron, Sense - the National Deafblind and Rubella Association, afterwards visited the Group Home at Orchard Court, Low Road, Auchtermuchty, Fife. The Princess Royal, President, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, this afternoon visited Angus Carers Centre, High Street, Arbroath, and was received by Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Houstoun (Deputy Lieutenant of Angus). Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief, Royal Corps of Signals, and Commandant-in-Chief, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps), was represented by Major General Stephen Carr-Smith at the Memorial Service for Major General Charles Page (former Colonel Commandant, Royal Corps of Signals, and more recently Colonel Commandant, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps) which was held in All Saints' Church, Church Gate, Fulham, London SW6, today.

The Earl of Wessex, accompanied by The Countess of Wessex, this morning opened the new Disability Initiative Resource Centre in Camberley and was received by Mr. Gordon Lee-Steere (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey).

By command of The Queen, Sir Anthony Figgis (Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps) called upon His Excellency Señor Santiago Oñate at 48 Belgrave Square, London SW1, this afternoon in order to bid farewell to His Excellency upon relinquishing his appointment as Ambassador from the United Mexican States to the Court of St. James's. The Duke of Edinburgh, Master and Elder Brother, the Corporation of Trinity House, was represented by Rear Admiral Sir Paul Greening at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Vice Admiral Sir Roderick Macdonald (Younger Brother, the Corporation of Trinity House) which was held in All Hallows-by-the-Tower, Byward Street, London EC3, this afternoon. The Prince of Wales was represented by Admiral Sir Jock Slater.

Princess Alexandra, accompanied by the Rt. Hon. Sir Angus Ogilvy, today attended a Service of Thanksgiving in St. John's Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1, to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the re-opening of St. John's as the Festival of Britain Church. Her Royal Highness subsequently opened the Waterloo Garden of Remembrance at St. John's Church.

The Duke of Kent, President, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, this morning visited the Canadian Lifeboat Institution Berth, Steveston Wharf, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His Royal Highness this evening attended a Fund-raising Dinner for the Canadian Lifeboat Institution at the Vancouver Club.

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