Teenager Malala Yousafzai burst into a fit of giggles when she met the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.
A man has broken into Buckingham Palace sparking a major security alert - he was was arrested inside the Queen's home earlier this week.
Last Monday's break-in at Buckingham Palace is the latest in a series of security scares involving the Royal Family.
London's own cycling star Bradley Wiggins will receive his knighthood today.
The Olympic gold medallist and Tour de France winner will be honoured for services to cycling in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace this morning.
Prince Charles is to launch a campaign to boost the numbers of young volunteers in a bid to curb gang violence.
The Prince of Wales told the The Mail on Sunday that street murders can occur because young people lack structured activities.
Charles will join the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition at Buckingham Palace this week along with 50 young people to launch a pledge campaign called #iwill.
Charles said that currently only 29 per cent of young people volunteer regularly, but wants 50 per cent of youngsters aged 10-20 to volunteer by 2020.
– Ceylan Hassan, a university graduate
They [the police] started shouting move back, move back, but we had nowhere to go. The police started pushing us, screaming 'move back, move back'.
There was a fire on the right hand side of the [Victoria] monument and people started throwing things.
- Scotland yard says eleven people were arrested nine for public order offences and two for criminal damage
- Officers in riot gear controlled the crowd, which was part of a pre-arranged Anonymous Million Mask March
- Several similar events were carried out in cities in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand in opposition to austerity cuts, corruption and an increase in state surveillance
Hundreds of masked Anonymous protesters descended on Buckingham Palace and Parliament Square as part of a worldwide march against austerity cuts. A fire was started just yards from the gates of the palace as protesters threw glass bottles during clashes with police last night.
Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square and the Victoria Memorial near the palace were damaged during the demonstrations. Fireworks were also reportedly thrown towards Buckingham Palace.
A man was arrested today after trying to enter Buckingham Palace while in possession of a knife, Scotland Yard said.
The 44 year old was held at around 11.30am when he attempted to get through the north centre gate and was stopped by police. Officers searched him and he was found to have a knife.
He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon and is in custody.
Buckingham Palace said that the Queen was not in the building when the man tried to get in, but would make no further comment.
Prince William watched the first 20 minutes of the match today. There was also friendly banter between some of the supporters and the referee Howard Webb, with one spectator shouting at the official, who has a shaved head:
"Get the hair out of your eyes, ref."
At half-time, Polytechnic were leading 1-0.