The Queen receives Mr Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa at the start of his State Visit. The Prince of Wales hosts the launch of "Roots of the Future", a publication and exhibition portraying ethnic diversity in the making of Britain, at St James's Palace, London SW1. The Princess Royal, Patron, BT Global Challenge, names a yacht taking part in "The World's Toughest Yacht Race" at St. Katharine's Dock, London E1. Princess Margaret attends the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. Princess Alexandra, Chancellor, Lancaster University, presides at ceremonies for the conferment of Degrees and Honorary Degrees at Lancaster University and opens the Centenary Building of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster.
Changing of the Guard
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, 4pm.