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15 August: Today is the Anniversary of the Birthday of The Princess Royal.


Prince Edward, Trustee, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Foundation, visits Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and as President, the Commonwealth Games Federation, attends the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Buckingham Palace

The State Apartments at Buckingham Palace open 9.30am-4.30pm. The Queen's Gallery opens 10am-5pm, last admission 4.30pm. The Royal Mews opens 12pm- 4pm, last admission 3.30pm.

Windsor Castle

The Precincts and State Apartments at Windsor Castle open 10am-6pm.

Changing of the Guard

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

Bands playing in the Royal Parks

St James's Park, Royal Regiment Wales Territorial Army Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Kensington Gardens, Mood Indigo, 5.30pm-7pm.