Princess Royal's Cumbria visit in pictures
The Princess Royal will officially open Cumbria Fire and Rescue Services headquarters in Penrith.
The Princess Royal has officially opened the new Northside Bridge after it was destroyed in the 2009 floods.
It is well known that the Queen is an animal lover, and particularly enjoys horse racing.
However, did you know Her Majesty is also a pigeon fancier?
Well she has the racing world in Cumbria all a flutter after donating a baby pigeon to a charity trying to raise £10,000 towards a memorial to commemorate animals killed at war.
Samantha Parker reports:
The Queen has donated a baby pigeon to a charity hoping to raise £10,000 to build a monument in memory of animals who died in both world wars.
The bird comes from her collection of racing pigeons from the lofts at Sandringham.
The Animals in War Memorial Monument fund will sell the pigeon alongside others in September and think the royal fledgling could raise up to £500.
– Stephen Glencross, Carlisle
"The pigeon fraternity loves the queen, she's a good fancier herself and she has won a lot of honours and for her to give us a pigeon up in Cumbria it is just fantastic for us, we are thoroughly grateful.
"We want the monument in Bitts Park beside the castle because of the historic part of it all and young people will see the monument and for what it is for, and what it is about and it will be an education for young people."
So far the group have raise £1,000 toward the memorial which will depict a soldier releasing a pigeon alongside a horse and dog.
– Bill Southward
"Pigeons in the war effort were very, very important to the war effort. Hundreds of thousands were killed in both world wars.
"They saved many many lives and the pigeons received 32 Dickens medal, horses, dogs and cats also received it and that's why the monument is about animals in war."
Just six days after the Duchess of Cambridge was in Cumbria the county is enjoying another royal visit.
The Prince of Wales is visiting the south and east of Cumbria.
Tim Backshall reports:
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has been pouring himself a pint of beer at one of the market stalls in Kirkby Lonsdale.
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is visiting Cumbria today.
Prince Charles will be visiting the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale where he will tour the market and local shops, before meeting stall holders, shopkeepers and locals.
He will also pay a visit to St Mary's Church in the town, which dates back to the 12th century.
A couple from Dumfries and Galloway are celebrating a huge milestone today - they have been married for 70 years.
94-year-old David Callander and his 91-year-old wife Helen, met whilst dancing seven decades ago, and they still step out together every week.
Jenny Longden has this report:
A couple from Lockerbie are celebrating a huge milestone today - 70 years of marriage.
Helen and David Callander have reached their platinum wedding anniversary.
The couple, who still go dancing every Saturday, say it is their active lifestyles that keeps their marriage fresh:
Helen and David Callender, from Lockerbie, have received a letter of congratulations from the Queen after reaching their 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple were presented with the card from HM Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries, Mrs Jean Tulloch, on behalf of the Queen.
A couple from Lockerbie who are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary, are being presented with a royal message of congratulations.
94-year-old David Callander and his 91-year-old wife Helen, will be presented with the message from HM Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries, Mrs Jean Tulloch, on behalf of her Majesty the Queen.
David, who was a farm worker, and Helen, who worked in munitions, met at a dance and have been dancing ever since.