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10 August: The Princess Royal, Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy, this morning attended a Passing Out Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony at HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire.

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.


Prince Edward, Patron, attends a concert given by the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland at Symphony Hall, International Convention Centre, Birmingham.

Buckingham Palace

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

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

St James's Park, Thames Wind Orchestra, 12.30pm- 2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Regent's Park (Queen Mary's Rose Garden), Festive Flutes, 12.30pm-2pm.