The Queen comes to Hereford: Interesting facts about the visit

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be in Hereford this morning for the Diamond Jubilee Tour
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be in Hereford this morning for the Diamond Jubilee Tour Photo: PA

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will be in Hereford this morning, before heading to Worcester this afternoon, for the first of two days in the West Midlands for her Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Here's some interesting facts about the visit.

Hereford Station

  • The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will arrive by an old steam locomotive, called Princess Elizabeth

Hereford Cathedral

  • Each day, three acts of worship take place at the Cathedral
  • The Cathedral has been part of Hereford's community for well over 1200 years
  • Today‚Äôs building contains some architectural examples of the Norman times up to the present day
  • The Royal party will will view the Cathedral master plans and meet people involved with the project as well as representatives of the Cathedral community
  • The Queen will unveil a plaque and sign a visitor's book at the Cathedral's West End pavement

King George V Playing Fields

  • The open playing fields run along the River Wye
  • It is situated in the centre of Hereford City
  • It is close to the historic Castle Green
  • At Herefordshire's "Diamond Day" event taking place on the fields, 20,000 people are expected
  • According to the council it is set to be the biggest event in Hereford this year