Royal Engagements

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The Queen holds an investiture at Buckingham Palace; and, as Patron, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attends a service in Holy Trinity Church, London SW1, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Duke's Presidency of the National Playing Fields Association. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, Outward Bound Trust and Gold Card Holder, Variety Club of Great Britain, attends a reception at Buckingham Palace. The Duke of York, Commodore, Royal Thames Yacht Club, attends the Laying Up Dinner at the club, London SW1. The Princess Royal, Patron, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, visits Hillingdon Citizens Advice Bureau, Uxbridge, Middlesex; attends the Jewish Care Gala Luncheon at the Millennium Conference Centre, London SW7; as President, Royal Yachting Association, attends the Annual General Meeting and Commodores' Reception at the Commonwealth Institute, London W8; and, as Patron, National Autistic Society, attends a reception and dinner at St James's Palace. Princess Margaret, President, attends the opening performance of the Royal Ballet's season at the new Sadler's Wells Theatre, London EC1. The Duke of Gloucester opens the New Horizons Appeal's new facility in Kettering, Northamptonshire; opens Havelock Junior School's new extension, Desborough; visits the offices of the Evening Telegraph, Kettering; opens the Harry Whittaker Centre, Irthlingborough; and visits a development project in Rushden, Northamptonshire. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, Royal Army Educational Corps Association, attends a lunch at the Army and Navy Club, London SW1. The Duke of Kent attends a concert at the Wigmore Hall, London W1.

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 Welsh Guards.

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