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Thousands line the streets to welcome the Queen

Thousands of people lined the streets of Kendal to see the Queen on her visit to the town with the Princess Royal.

They walked around the historic Market Place and met civic officials, cadets, members of the Duke of Lancaster's regiment and the Royal British Legion, before touring a Made in Cumbria stall, where she was presented with local foodstuffs including Kendal Mint Cake.

Among the crowds were visitors from China, Italy and the United States.

The Queen has now left Kendal and is touring the James Cropper paper mill at Burneside.

Later she will take a boat ride on Windermere.


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The Queen and the Princess Royal to visit Cumbria

Her Majesty in Dumfries Credit: ITV

The Queen and the Princess Royal are visiting Cumbria today. It is their second visit to the region this month. They'll start the day in Kendal before a boat trip on Lake Windermere. They'll go onto visit the Brockhole Estate where they'll meet National Park Rangers.

On arrival in Kendal town centre, Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness will meet civic officials, cadets, members of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment and members of the Royal British Legion. The Royal Party will then view a selection of produce 'Made in Cumbria' and visit a paper-making mill.


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Queen to be given replica Coronation bouquet

The Queen will be given a replica of the Coronation bouquet today in celebration of the 60th anniversary of her becoming the monarch.

Lottie Longman of Longman's Florists with a replica of the Coronation bouquet which is to be presented to the Queen. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The granddaughter of the late Martin Longman, of Longman's florists, who made the original bouquet for the monarch in 1953, has crafted a copy of the elaborate ensemble of blooms.

Lottie Longman used photos and an oil painting of the flowers to help recreate the exact bouquet and spent six months sourcing the flowers from across the UK.

The Queen with the bouquet in 1953. Credit: PA Wire

Ms Longman said: "You have to wire every single flower individually. It's the old fashioned way of making bouquets. It's very clever. It has a little bump of moss and you put the wired flowers through and bind them with ribbon."

The monarch carried the teardrop shaped display of all white flowers on her journey to Westminster Abbey.

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Queen visits military's leading rehabilitation centre

The Queen makes her first visit to Headley Court in Surrey. Credit: ITV Meridian

The Queen toured the military's leading rehabilitation centre for injured servicemen and women to learn about their long road back to health.

She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the pair watched as amputee soldiers walked along obstacle courses on artificial legs or got to grips with manoeuvring wheelchairs.

The Queen was making her first visit to Headley Court in Surrey where Britain's battle casualties are sent for intensive rehab once their lives are out of danger.

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