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Queen visits Lancaster: royal fans await her majesty's arrival

Ava and Poppy wait patiently for the Queen Credit: Victoria Grimes/Granada

Royal fans are gathering to welcome the Queen to Lancaster.

The Queen, who also holds the title of Duke of Lancaster, will arrive at Lancaster station by Royal Train before heading for Lancaster Castle for a ceremonial visit.

Young royal fans at Lancaster station waiting for Her Majesty to arrive Credit: Victoria Grimes/Granada

There she will be entertained by a performance of Shakespeare and meet invited guests.

Security is high for the Queen's visit Credit: Victoria Grimes/Granada

She will then have lunch at Myerscough College in Billsborrow.

Crowds are gathering at Lancaster station waiting to welcome the Queen Credit: Victoria Grimes

The visit marks 750 years since the creation of the Duchy of Lancaster inheritance.

Entertainer Joe Longthorne to collect MBE

Joe Longthorne was made an MBE for his charity work Credit: Phil Noble/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Joe Longthorne will collect his MBE from the Queen today.

The entertainer, who lives in Blackpool, was given the award in the Birthday Honours list for his charity work.

Much of that work was done while Joe was seriously ill with cancer.

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