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Royal engagements

The Prince of Wales visits St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and views an exhibition of designs for the Millennium tower. Prince Edward launches the "Festival UK 98" in Tokyo and attends events associated with the festival. The Princess Royal, President of Patrons, Crime Concern, launches Camberwell's Community Safety Strategy, London SE5; as President, the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, opens the Tower Hamlets Carers Centre, London E1; and, as President, Save the Children Fund, attends a reception for National Curry Day at the Stakis London St Ermin's Hotel, London SW1. Princess Margaret, President, the Guide Association, gives a reception at Kensington Palace for Queen's Guides. The Duke of Kent, Patron, the Tree Council, visits the National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall, Lichfield; visits Longford Court Sheltered Housing Scheme, Cannock; and visits the Staffordshire Agricultural College, Rodbaston, Staffordshire. Princess Alexandra opens the new Veterinary Centre of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals at 171 Malmesbury Road, London E3; and opens the exhibition "Princes, Poets and Paladins: Islamic and Indian paintings from the collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan" at the British Museum, London WC1.

Changing of the Guard

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