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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

24 June: The Queen this morning arrived at Tipton Railway Station and was received by Lord Guernsey (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands) and the Mayor of Sandwell (Councillor John Padden).

Her Majesty drove to Tipton City Challenge Office and was received by the Chairman, Tipton City Challenge Board (Mr Colin Cooke).

The Queen met those concerned with the City Challenge project and unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty afterwards opened the new visitors centre at Dudley Castle and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for West Midlands (Mr Robert Taylor) and the Mayor of Dudley (Councillor John Simpson).

The Queen toured the visitors' centre and subsequently unveiled a commemorative plaque and glass screen.

Her Majesty later opened Walsall Probation Centre and was received by the Chairman of the Probation Committee (Mrs Prudence Earle) and the Mayor of Walsall (Councillor Keith Sears).

The Queen toured the centre before unveiling a commemorative plaque.

This afternoon Her Majesty attended a Service to mark the Millenium of St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton, and was received by the Bishop (the Right Reverend Michael Bourke) and the Mayor of Wolverhampton (Councillor Stanley Ledsam).

After the Service The Queen unveiled a commemorative plaque.

Her Majesty subsequently walked to the Civic Centre and viewed the Festival of Education, Art and Design Exhibition.

The Queen afterwards visited Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club and was received by the President (Sir Jack Hayward).

Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the new Football Stadium and honoured the President with her presence at Luncheon in the Hayward Suite.

The Queen later visited Wolverhampton Racecourse and was received by the Chairman of the Racecourse (Mr Ronald Muddle).

Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque officially opening the Dunstall Park Racecourse.

The Hon Mary Morrison, Mr Robin Janvrin and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

24 June: The Princess Royal, President, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, today attended a Welsh fund- raising event and Luncheon at the City Hall, Cardiff, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for South Glamorgan (Captain Norman Lloyd-Edwards RNR).

Her Royal Highness, President, the Missions to Seamen, this afternoon opened Swansea Seafarers' Centre, Roberts Road, King's Dock, Swansea, and was received by Commodore Robert Hastie (Vice Lord- Lieutenant of West Glamorgan).

The Hon Mrs Legge-Bourke was in attendance.

ST JAMES'S PALACE

24 June: The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) today attended the final Regimental Reunion at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey.

Major Patrick Tabor was in

attendance.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

TODAY: The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in- Chief, Gordon Highlanders, attends the 200th Anniversary Parade followed by a luncheon in the Town and County Hall, Aberdeen. The Princess Royal, Honorary President, Scottish Motor Neurone Disease Association, attends the Annual General Meeting of the association at the Exhibition Suite, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow. The Duke of Gloucester, President, Cambridge House and Talbot, attends the open day, London SE5; and as Patron, accompanied by The Duchess of Gloucester, attends a rally, reunion and pageant as part of the Normandy Veterans' Celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of D-Day, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. TOMORROW: The Princess Royal, Master, Worshipful Company of Woolmen, attends the Royal Highland Agricultural Show, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh. The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, Normandy Veterans Association, accompanied by The Duchess of Gloucester, takes the salute at a parade and march past of Normandy Veterans to mark the 50th anniversary of D-Day, Whitehall, London SW1.

The Queen's Gallery

TODAY: The Queen's Gallery opens between 10am and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm. TOMORROW: The Queen's Gallery opens between 2pm and 5pm, and last admission is at 4.30pm.

Changing of the Guard

TODAY: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion Irish Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards. TOMORROW: The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 10am; 1st Battalion The King's Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards.

Windsor Castle

TODAY and TOMORROW: The Precincts and State Apartments at Windsor Castle open between 10am and 6pm.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

TODAY: St James's Park, Life Guards, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm; Regent's Park, Hitchin Brass Band, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm. TOMORROW: St James's Park, Life Guards, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Regent's Park, Hitchin Brass Band, 3pm-4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Hyde Park, Friary Guilford Brass Band, 3pm- 4.30pm, 6pm-7.30pm; Greenwich Park, Aldervalley Brass, 3pm-5pm.

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