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Monday 23rd July 2012 | 15:46
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh host a reception for heads of state and government attending the Olympic opening ceremony at Buckingham Palace. (16:45)
Prime minister David Cameron meets representatives from the Chinese business community as part of China Business Day at Downing Street.
Cameron also meets Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Downing Street.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, business secretary Vince Cable, heritage minister John Penrose, trade minister Lord Green, universities minister David Willetts and energy secretary Ed Davey speak at a UKTI event on business in China at the British Business Embassy. (10:00)
Hunt also attends the ringing of Big Ben, as part of a nationwide bell ringing, to mark the start of the London 2012 Olympics. (08:12)
Foreign secretary William Hague meets UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon to promote the Olympic Truce. (15:30)
Former energy secretary Chris Huhne and economist Vicky Pryce are charged with perverting the course of justice.
Labour leader Ed Miliband meets Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. (10:00)
Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond opens Scotland's showcase venue in central London, which will host formal events, receptions and ministerial meetings. (13:40)
Irish taoiseach Enda Kenny meets US presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Irish embassy. (15:15)
First lady Michelle Obama hosts 'Let's Move' event, attended by American military children, American and British students, the US track and field team, David Beckham, Carl Lewis and Manchester United legends. (11:30)
Mrs Obama also meets Team USA at a Olympic breakfast at the University of East London. (09:00)
President of Cote d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara speaks at Chatham House about stability and economic prosperity in West Africa.
PCS union members working for the DVLA and Department for Transport walkout in protest at the threatened closure of 39 offices as a part of government cuts. (14:00)