Royal Engagements

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The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales, opens the first session of the new Scottish Parliament; and later holds a reception for members of the parliament. The Duke of York, Patron, presents the YEDA Awards at the Science Museum, London SW7. The Princess Royal opens Harwich Haven Authority's new Vessel Traffic Services and names the new Haven Pilot Launch, Harwich, Essex; and, as Chancellor, London University, visits the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine's new Department of Biology and the Biomedical Sciences Division at Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College Road, London SW7. The Duke of Gloucester opens the Sussex Housing Association for the Aged's Extra Care Home, Crowborough, East Sussex; and opens the Outpatient Department at the Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, SeeAbility, attends a reception to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Royal School for the Blind, followed by a performance by the Royal Ballet School at White Lodge, Richmond Park, Surrey. The Duke of Kent, President, All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, attends the Open Tournament at Wimbledon, London SW19; and, as President, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, attends a reception to mark the retirement of Viscount Ridley from the Commission, at the House of Lords, London SW1.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.