Royal engagements

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The Queen visits Leicester. The Prince of Wales, on behalf of the Queen, holds an investiture; as President, Business in the Community, attends a meeting of the Urban Villages Forum in K Warehouse, Royal Docks, Dockyard, London E16; and attends a fund-raising inauguration of the Friends of Gdansk Theatre at St James's Palace. The Princess of Wales presents the ABSA Awards for business and the arts at the Royal National Theatre, London SE1. The Princess Royal, Patron, Citizens' Advice Bureau, visits the Wandsworth CAB Service, London SW18; as President of Patrons, Crime Concern, addresses a national conference, 'Women's Safety - Everybody's Business', organised by Crime Concern and sponsored by Cellnet at the Bafta Centre, London W1; as Patron, Victim Support, chairs the 8th Meeting of the Victim Support Advisory Board, Church House, London SW1; and as President, the Missions to Seamen, attends a Carol Concert at Guildhall, London EC2. The Duke of Kent, Vice-Chairman, British Overseas Trade Board, visits the Roxboro Group Limited, Newmarket, Suffolk; visits Pauls Malt, Bury St Edmunds; visits Otley College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Otley, Suffolk; and as President, Royal Choral Society, attends a Classic FM Charitable Trust Music to the Ear Concert, followed by dinner at St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4. The Duchess of Kent, President, presides at the Congregation of Awards Ceremony, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Prince Michael of Kent, President, Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation, visits the Royal Naval School for Girls, Haslemere, Surrey. Princess Michael of Kent attends the Jermyn Street Association's Festive Charity Party in aid of the Variety Club of Great Britain's Children's Christmas Toy Appeal at the Forte Crest St James's, London SW1.

Buckingham Palace

The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace opens between 10am and 5pm.

Changing of the Guard

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

Windsor Castle

The Precincts at Windsor Castle open 10am-4pm, the State Apartments 10.30am-3pm.