The Queen maintained a pre-planned event in the Midlands today as she visited tenant farmers on the Duchy of Lancaster estate in Staffordshire.
First, she prioritised a trip to Manchester, offering comfort to those caught up in the terror attack on Monday and paying tribute to the work of the emergency services.
Robert Townsend caught up with some of those who met her today in Staffordshire today:
The Queen was seen wiping her eye during a service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, yesterday.
It was in tribute to soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment killed while serving in Afghanistan.
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Communities in Leicestershire which want to organise street parties for the Queen's 90th birthday this year will be able to apply to close their roads for free.
Applying for a temporary traffic orders usually cost in the region of £400.
Leicestershire County Council are offering the free road closure applications for celebration events between 21 April - the date of the Queen’s birthday - and mid-July.
Communities will, however, have to ensure signs are put up indicating closure.
The council are urging groups planning to hold a street party to get in touch as soon as possible.
Children at a school in Leamington Spa joined in today's celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
Pupils at St. Anthony's Catholic Primary School stood in the shape 63 E. R. to commemorate the Queen's 63 years on the throne.
They also spent the day making crowns, singing the National Anthem and enjoying tea on the school field.
A cakemaker from Leicestershire has created a bespoke cake to mark the occasion of the Queen becoming Britain's longest reigning monarch.
The creation from Fiona Cairns was unveiled on ITV's Good Morning Britain this morning.
Fiona has produced cakes in celebration of royal events before. She was the creator of the wedding cake for Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
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Firms from across the Midlands are at Buckingham Palace as part of a festival to celebrate 60 years since the Queen's coronation.
All companies involved have been awarded the Royal Warrant, meaning they sell to the Royal family and have done so for the past five years. David Wood reports.
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The Queen will celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation today at an event which showcases leading British companies.
Midlands firm Jaguar Land Rover will take part in the festival, which will feature more than 200 brands which have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Households of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales.
The four-day festival, displaying the best of British "innovation, excellence and industry" will be held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.
Around 60,000 visitors are expected to attend.