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Prince Harry has arrived in Suffolk

Prince Harry arrives in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

Prince Harry has arrived in Suffolk where he's visiting Inspire Suffolk and the Suffolk Show.

He arrived in a polo shirt and trainers at Inspire Suffolk, where he's meeting young people taking part in football and rugby coaching sessions, and people undertaking The Prince's Trust Team Programme.

Prince Harry in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia

Later he will move on to the Suffolk Show, where he will visit the Farm Discovery Zone, meet Suffolk Young Farmers, view cattle, and watch a parade of Royal British Legion Standards.

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The Queen and Prince Philip help mark school's 450th anniversary

The Duke of Edinburgh meets Felsted School headmaster Dr Mike Walker.

The Queen and Prince Philip have spent the afternoon at a school in Essex helping to celebrate its 450th anniversary.

It follows this morning's trip to Chelmsford Cathedral where they marked the diocese's centenary and met volunteers.

A boarding house at Felsted School, near Dunmow, was seriously damaged by a fire in 2012.

Today, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially re-opened a new building as well as meeting staff and pupils.

The Queen meets staff at Felsted School. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
Pupils await the arrival of the Queen and Prince Philip at Felsted School in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
Pupils line up to see the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Essex school to welcome the Queen for lunch

Staff at Felsted School have spent the weekend preparing for the visit Credit: ITV News Anglia

An Essex school will be serving lunch to the Queen today as she visits to mark the 450th anniversary celebrations of the opening of Felsted School.

Prince Philip will join the Queen as they enjoy a school dinner, of sorts, prepared by staff there.

Staff have spent the weekend making preparations for the royal visit, including ironing table cloths.

Both students and staff will be at the lunch. Afterwards, the Queen will meet staff and students and see a display showing the history of the school.

The Queen will also open the schools new boarding house, which replaces the one that was destroyed in a fire in July 2012.

Royal visit to newly rebuilt school

The school has to be rebuilt after the 2012 fire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Chefs at a school in Essex, rebuilt following a fire in 2012, are hard at work preparing a special menu for the Queen and Prince Philip.

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh are visiting Felsted School to celebrate its 450th anniversary and the completion of a new boarding house.

The aftermath of the fire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will have lunch in the Common Room Dining Room before meeting students and staff.

The school choir will also sing a specially-composed anthem, to mark the anniversary.

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Queen to visit Chelmsford

The region's newest city is to get a Royal visit next month. The Queen will be come to Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

It will be the first time the Queen has been to Chelmsford since it became a city.

The Queen will be accompanied by Prince Philip for the visit. Credit: PA

Buckingham Palace have yet to confirm details of her trip, but it is expected Her Majesty will visit Chelmsford Cathedral as part of it's centenary celebrations. Prince Philip will also be part of the Royal party.

Prince Charles and Camilla meet pupils taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall meet pupils taking part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival. Credit: PA Images

Charles and Camilla toured High House Production Park where students from South Essex College are taught a range of subjects.

They watched teenagers learning how to light a music performance - featuring a drummer, keyboard player and violinist - and make sure the sound levels were right.

Later they joined a Technical Theatre class where students were researching films and looking at the film career of Peter Sellers.

Megan Carey, 16, chatted to the Prince - a life-long fan of radio comedy show the Goons which featured Sellers - and said afterwards: "He seemed quite interested in what we were doing. He said to me 'you need to watch all of his films'."

Charles is patron of the Royal Opera House and in its cavernous production workshop he saw huge backdrops for productions and painted panels that will create the effect of a wood panelled room for a performance of Falstaff being staged in Amsterdam later in the year.

Alex Beard, chief executive of the Royal Opera House, said: "The prince was hugely impressed, this is probably the best production facilities available to any opera house in the world - in terms of its scale, facilities and available natural light."

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