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Thousands line the streets to welcome the Queen

Thousands of people lined the streets of Kendal to see the Queen on her visit to the town with the Princess Royal.

They walked around the historic Market Place and met civic officials, cadets, members of the Duke of Lancaster's regiment and the Royal British Legion, before touring a Made in Cumbria stall, where she was presented with local foodstuffs including Kendal Mint Cake.

Among the crowds were visitors from China, Italy and the United States.

The Queen has now left Kendal and is touring the James Cropper paper mill at Burneside.

Later she will take a boat ride on Windermere.

The Queen and the Princess Royal to visit Cumbria

Her Majesty in Dumfries Credit: ITV

The Queen and the Princess Royal are visiting Cumbria today. It is their second visit to the region this month. They'll start the day in Kendal before a boat trip on Lake Windermere. They'll go onto visit the Brockhole Estate where they'll meet National Park Rangers.

On arrival in Kendal town centre, Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness will meet civic officials, cadets, members of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and members of the Royal British Legion. The Royal Party will then view a selection of produce 'Made in Cumbria' and visit a paper-making mill.

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