Now when a group of villagers at Thornham in Norfolk decided they needed a VIP to open their new hall they got their heads together to think of someone suitable.
Working on the principal that 'you don't win the raffle if you don't buy a ticket' they wrote to the Queen to see if she would agree to do it.
To their delight Her Majesty said yes and hundreds of people were on hand as she performed the opening ceremony today.
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Truckfest is back in Peterborough. The two day event sees thousands of people flocking to the East of England Showground.
It will be dry overnight with sunny spells tomorrow before rain and strong winds later in the evening
Anglia Weather: Mostly dry and occasionally sunny