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Jaguar Land Rover celebrates the Queen's coronation

The Queen will celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation today at an event which showcases leading British companies.

The Queen will celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation Credit: Ian Georgeson/PA Wire

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.

Midlands car firm in Coronation Festival

Midlands car firm Jaguar Land Rover is helping the Queen celebrate 60 years on the throne.

Heritage drive copies the Queen's original route Credit: Jaguar Land Rover

The company is one of three main partners for The Coronation Festival which starts at Buckingham Palace today.

The event will pay tribute to companies and products favoured by the Royals.


50,000 trees to be planted in Rugby as part of the 'Diamond Wood' project

The Woodland Trust and Rugby Borough Council have been down at a site in Warwickshire today, planting trees as part of a project set up to commemorate the Queen's jubilee.

Sixty 'Diamond Woods' are being planted around Great Britain, explains Dominic Sweeting – the jubilee events officer for the Midlands.

Brooch made in Birmingham presented to the Queen

The gold, diamond and platinum brooch Credit: ITV Central

A gold, diamond and platinum brooch made with help from the Birmingham Assay Office has been presented to the Queen.

The brooch contains gold from each of the United Kingdom countries and was given to the Queen in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee.

Chief Executive of The Birmingham Assay Office, Michael Allchin said:

"The brooch represents the best of our industry; superb traditional craftsmanship combined with innovative technology, imagination and flair and most of all a generous spirit of co-operation which has created a wonderful piece of which we can all be proud".

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