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The Queen opens the new Library Building of the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth. The Duke of Edinburgh, Honorary Fellow, visits the Chartered Institute of Building, Englemere, Kings Ride, Ascot, Berkshire. The Prince of Wales, on behalf of the Queen, holds an Investiture at Buckingham Palace; and, as Patron, Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, launches the new Millennium Seed Bank Appeal at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey. The Princess Royal, Patron, the Basic Skills Agency, attends the Developoment Support in Action at County Hall, Chester; as Patron, visits the Home Farm Trust's House, Laurelston, Silverne Drive, Whitby, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire; as Patron, National Autistic Society, opens Wirral Autistic Society's new premises at 121 Raeburn Avenue, Bromborough, Merseyside, and visit their premises at 134 Allport Road, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside. The Duchess of Kent presents Churchill Medallions on behalf of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust at Guildhall, London EC2.

Changing of the Guard

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