The Royal tour continues

The Queen arrives at Chester Zoo in coral Photo:

The Queen is visiting Chester Zoo as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour to celebrate 60 years on the throne accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh.

They will unveil a plaque at the new entrance of the Cheshire zoo - named the Diamond Jubilee Quarter - and then take a tour by monorail._**

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Diamond Jubilee Quarter** **- will be a public space where people can meet without going into the zoo.

Thezoo’s Director General Dr Mark Pilgrim said:

"To have Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh join us on this most special ofdays and in Her Majesty’s special year is fantastic and a wonderful testamentto what we are achieving through our passionate and dedicated staff. We are very much looking forward to thiswonderful celebration."

The Queen will also meet some of the zoo’s 12,000 junior members and education presenters during a tour of the black rhino exhibit.

Diamond Jubilee Quarter Credit: Chester Zoo

They will then move on to Warrington, Cheshire, to officially open Orford Jubilee Park. The £30 million park and leisure centre is the only Olympic legacy project outside London.

In the afternoon, the Queen and Duke will visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum, where they will board a yellow Duckmarine boat and be taken on a short tour around Albert Dock before returning to the Merseyside Maritime Museum for lunch.