ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS

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The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain-General, takes the Salute at Beat Retreat by the Royal Marines on Horse Guards, London SW1; The Queen and Prince Edward attend. The Queen Mother visits the British Home and Hospital for Incurables, London SW16. The Princess Royal, Patron, Victim Support, attends a meeting of the Advisory Board at Church House, London SW1; and as President, British Olympic Association, attends a Gala Dinner at the Guildhall, Portsmouth. Princess Margaret, President, attends a performance by the Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. The Duchess of Gloucester, Patron, the Iris Fund, visits the Eye Research Department and Diabetic Department, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee; visits the Eye Research Department, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; and as Patron, Scottish Opera, attends a performance of La Traviata at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. The Duke of Kent, Grand Master, United Grand Lodge of England, opens Burwood House, London WC2; and as Honorary President, Royal Geographical Society, attends a dinner to mark the retirement of the Director, Dr John Hemming, at the Royal Geographical Society, London SW7. The Duchess of Kent, Patron, Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust, attends a reception on the set of the television show London's Burning, at Long Lane, London SE1. Princess Alexandra opens the new Boat House and names the Atlantic 75 Lifeboat of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at Penarth, South Glamorgan; as Patron of the Starlight Foundation, visits the Starlight Express Room, Llandough Hospital, Penarth; and as Patron, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, visits the Cystic Fibrosis Adult Centre, Llandough Hospital. Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of "First Gear" attends a dinner given by Youth Clubs UK at the Royal Automobile Club, London SW1.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am; Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards mounts the Queen's Guard, at Buckingham Palace, 11.30am, band provided by the Scots Guards.

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