Queen gets warm welcome for traditional visit

The Queen wore a cerise coat as she joined about 35 members of the WI at West Newton village hall.The branch uses the same pink floral china for every meeting. Members take it in turns to chat with the Queen but never reveal what she talks about, saying only that they hold "normal conversations".

"I have done this for a few years now so I'm not nervous. The Queen always makes everyone feel as relaxed as possible.

"She is very committed to the WI and has been doing this for 43 years now. I think she enjoys it because it is an afternoon when she can relax."

– Yvonne Browne, Vice-President of the Sandringham branch