Hundreds gathered in the warm summer sunshine at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire today to welcome some special guests.
Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were visiting the stately home as part of a tour of the region and were greeted warmly by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. And the Queen had something very special to say about a traditional local delicacy. Martin Fisher reports.
Coins worth around £7,000 which have lain in a fountain at Chatsworth House for up to eight years are being cleaned and sorted to raise money for Macmillan cancer support.
More than 90,000 people are expected at the Chatsworth Country Fair over the next three days. TV chef Mary Berry and Lord Coe are among those attending.
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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire will open a special exhibition on Saturday 27th July to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austin's classic Pride and Prejudice.
The stately home is widely regarded as Austen's inspiration for Pemberley, the home of Mr Darcy. Chatsworth was also used as a setting for the movie starring Keira Knightley.
Rubens, da Vinci, Raphael, and Titian will be amongst twelve artists whose work will be exhibited at Chatsworth from the beginning of July.
They are part of the Devonshire Collection but have not been exhibited at Chatsworth for over 100 years.
The drawing above shows Leda, wife of the King of Sparta, with the god Jupiter who has taken the form of a swan to seduce her.
The recent refurbishment of the house has allowed the exhibition to take place, because there is now a specially built room with the correct lighting to display the works.
Local people are concerned about plans for wind turbines near the Chatsworth Estate.
Residents of a village on Chatsworth Estate are embroiled in a row with the Duke Of Devonshire over plans to turn three cottages into hotel rooms. People feel the conversion could kill their community. But the Duke says it would bring jobs and money to Beeley.