The Queen attends an evening performance of Beating Retreat on Horse Guards, London SW1, hosted by the Royal Regiment of Artillery. The Duke of Edinburgh, Founder and Chairman, chairs a meeting and gives a lunch for the Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association at Buckingham Palace, and attends a dinner at St James's Palace; and, as President, chairs the National Playing Fields Association Annual General Meeting at St James's Palace. The Prince of Wales, President, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, visits the new Wetland Centre, London SW13; and attends a gala performance of Gianni Schicchi in support of the World Monuments Fund's Central Italy Earthquake Appeal at the Italian Ambassador's Residence, London W1. The Princess Royal, Chancellor, London University, visits HMS Puncher, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire; as President, Riding for the Disabled Association, attends the Newbury Group 25th birthday celebrations at Wyldcourt Stud, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, Berkshire. Princess Alexandra visits the South of England Agricultural Show at Ardingly, Haywards Health, West Sussex.
Changing of the Guard
The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Coldstream Guards.