Arsenal Football Club is honoured to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will be officially opening the Club's new Emirates Stadium on Thursday October 26 2006.

The Duke of Edinburgh will join The Queen at the event which will be a truly momentous day in the Club's history and an extremely special moment for all involved in the Emirates Stadium project.

Arsenal Chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, enthused: "We are absolutely delighted that Her Majesty is to officially open Emirates Stadium. It is a true honour and we are immensely looking forward to welcoming Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh to our new stadium next month. In 1932, the West Stand at Highbury was officially opened by the HRH The Prince of Wales, so we are again extremely honoured to have Royalty mark the start of the next chapter in the history of Arsenal Football Club."

Further details of the event will be announced on Arsenal.com in the near future.

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