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.
Businesses from the East and West Midlands are to take part in a four-day festival at Buckingham Palace from today.Read the full story ›
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.
Midlands car firm Jaguar Land Rover is helping the Queen celebrate 60 years on the throne.
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.
A train used by the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee tour in the Midlands last year, now needs £50,000 to pay for repairs.
The Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society, who look after the train in Tyseley, West Midlands, is requesting donations to pay for the work.
It's thought the 'Princess Royal Class No 6201' is the Queen's favourite train.
The Woodland Trust has been planting trees across a 60 acre plot in Rugby today as part of its Diamond Wood project set up to commemorate the Queen's jubilee.
Britain is one of the worst countries in Europe for woodland coverage, says Dominic Sweeting, jubilee event officer at the Woodland Trust.
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.
As part of a national woodland project, hundreds of trees have been planted in Rugby to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.Read the full story ›
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".
Geoffrey Hopkinson from Walton-on-the-Hill near Stafford has become the first person to receive a Queen's Birthday Honour for Beekeeping.
The 84-year-old said he first developed a love of beekeeping in 1948 when he helped his cousin move some bees while on leave from the Army.