Diary: 7-13 June

Monday 7: Tennis, Stella Artois Grass Court Championships begin, Queen's Club, London W14.

Tuesday 8: Beating Retreat and Massed Bands Display, Horse Guards Parade, London SW1 (also on Wednesday and Thursday). Opera North Spring Season begins, New Theatre, Humberside.

Wednesday 9: Grosvenor House Antiques Fair begins, London W1.

Thursday 10: The Duke of Edinburgh's Birthday: gun salutes, Hyde Park, London W2, and Tower of London, London EC3. Founder's Day Parade, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3. South of England Agricultural Show begins, Ardingly, West Sussex.

Friday 11: Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts begins, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Lichfield Jazz Festival, Lichfield, Staffordshire. International Ceramics Fair begins, Park Lane Hotel, London W1.

Saturday 12: The Queen's Official Birthday. Birthday Parade and Trooping of the Colour, Horse Guards Parade, London SW1: gun salutes, Green Park, London SW1, and Tower of London, London EC3. Yachting, Round the Island Race, Isle of Wight.

Sunday 13: Second Sunday after Pentecost.