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Royal Engagements

The Queen holds an Investiture at Buckingham Palace. The Duke of Edinburgh visits sludge recycling generators in Beckton, Essex, and Crossness, Belvedere Road, London SE2; and, as President of the British Sports Trust, visits Lewisham College, London SE8. The Princess Royal visits Aldenham School, Elstree, Hertfordshire, to mark its 400th anniversary; as President, Save the Children Fund, attends a reception for key donors at the Reading Room, High Commission for the Republic of South Africa, South Africa House, London WC2; as Patron, the British School of Osteopathy, attends the Annual Graduation and Degree Conferment at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1; and attends the Racing Welfare Charities' Dinner at the Dorchester Hotel, London W1. The Princess Margaret visits the Marshall of Cambridge Group of Companies at Cambridge Airport; and opens the new building at Soham Village College, Soham, Cambridgeshire. The Duke of Gloucester attends a reception and private view of "Picasso: painter and sculptor in clay", to mark the 30th anniversary of Afasic (Association for all Speech Impaired Children), at the Royal Academy of Arts, London W1. The Duke of Kent visits Firmin & Sons, New Town Row, Birmingham, a recent monthly winner and finalist in the Midlands Business Awards competition; visits the Institute of Public Health, Birmingham University, Edgbaston; and, as Patron, Endeavour Training, attends a concert and supper at Ardencote Manor Hotel and Country Club, Claverdon, Warwickshire.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; No 7 Company Coldstream Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Welsh Guards.