Queen Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Queen Elizabeth II the Duke of Kent (left) and the Duke of Edinburgh (right) with members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, during the opening of the organisation's new lifeboat crew training centre in Poole, Dorset. While at the RNLI Lifeboat College, the Queen was given a demonstration of a lifeboat self-righting mechanism. The display, in the college's 25-metre wave tank, involved a four-man crew escaping after a lifeboat capsizes, and then setting off the inflatable device, which turned the boat upright again.
Upper Lodge Water Gardens opening
Actors in 18th century period costumes walk around the newly restored Upper Lodge Water Gardens in Bushy Park, south west London, which was funded by The Royal Parks, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Crown Estate, The Royal Parks Foundation, and other supporters, and was officially opened today by Princess Alexandra.
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