Tuesday 02 March 1999
The Duke of Edinburgh visits the British Equestrian Trade Association International Fair, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham; and, as First Honorary Liveryman, attends the Worshipful Company of Engineers Election Court Meeting and Dinner at the City of London Club, London EC2. The Princess Royal, President, the Rural Housing Trust, attends a conference at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire; officially opens Arburg Limited's new United Kingdom Headquarters at Tachbrook Park Drive, Warwick; and, as President, the British Horse Society, opens the BHS Rescue Centre, Stonecroft Equestrian Centre Ltd, Oxhill, Warwickshire. Princess Alexandra attends a Gala Dinner, to mark the 30th Anniversary of her Patronage of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at St James's Palace.
Changing of the Guard
The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.
tv Jenny Lee may have left, but Miranda Hart and the rest of the midwives deliver the goods
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 3 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
Christmas Day TV guide 2014: What to watch from Strictly Come Dancing to the story of Frozen
Best underrated Christmas movies: From Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping
Felicity Jones on being Stephen Hawking's wife in The Theory of Everything: 'I didn't want her to be a saint'
Game of Thrones season five: First preview clip shows a beardy Tyrion, a moody Cersei and a distressed Arya
The Interview finally gets US release after Sony hack and terror threats – but reviews of North Korea satire are mixed
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food