Royal Engagements

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The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, opens the Financial Services Authority building at Canary Wharf, London E14; visits Merrill Lynch, London EC2, to meet staff working in foreign exchange, gilts and UK mergers and acquisitions; visits Electra, London WC2; is greeted in the City of London by the Lord Mayor, Lord Levene of Portsoken, at Bankers Trust, London EC2; attends a lunch given by The Financial Times at 1 Southwark Bridge, London SE1; visits the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2, and meets the Governor and the Monetary Policy Committee; and gives a reception at Buckingham Palace to recognise the contribution of the financial services industry in the City of London. The Duke of Edinburgh visits Lloyds TSB Bank, London EC2; and visits the Stock Exchange, London EC2. The Duke of York visits the South Sea Islands of Tonga and Samoa. Prince Edward attends a reception at Buckingham Palace; and attends the Royal Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London SE1. The Princess Royal, President, Riding for the Disabled Association, attends their National Conference and Annual General Meeting at the Tyne Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne; and, as Chancellor, London University, attends the Foundation Day Celebrations at Senate House, London WC1. The Duke of Gloucester, President, the Britain-Nepal Society, attends the Annual General Meeting followed by Dinner at the Royal Nepalese Embassy, London W8. The Duke of Kent visits Cardiff International Airport; visits Barry College Maintenance Apprentice School, Barry, South Glamorgan; visits HTV Wales, Cardiff; and attends a reception at Buckingham Palace. Princess Alexandra, Patron, Hornsey Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy, visits the Conductive Education Centre, London N10.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; Nijmegen Company Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.