Royal Engagements

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The Prince of Wales, President, Royal College of Music, attends a concert at the college, in honour of the retiring chairman, Mr Leopold de Rothschild; and attends the Memorial Service of the late Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, at Westminster Abbey, London SW1. The Princess Royal visits the West End Health Rescource Centre, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne; visits the Galleries of Justice Museum of Law at the Shire Hall, Nottingham; opens Greggs plc, Balliol Business Park, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne; opens the police horse facilities at Kirkley Hall College, Ponteland, Northumberland; and, as Past President, the Chartered Institute of Transport, attends a Northern Section meeting at Tees and Hartlepool Port Authority, Tees Dock, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. The Duke of Gloucester opens the restored Old Market Hall, Church Hill, Coleshill, Warwickshire; and opens the extension to the Mary Anne Evans Day Hospice, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The Duke of Kent, President, the Engineering Council, attends a meeting of the Senate and the Annual General Meeting at the council's headquarters, Maltravers Street, London WC2. Princess Alexandra, Deputy President of the British Red Cross Society, opens the new Training and Conference Centre, St George's, Telford, Shropshire; visits the Shropshire Farm Institute, Walford, Shropshire; and visits the Shropshire and Mid-Wales Hospice, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Welsh Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Grenadier Guards.