The Queen visits Hertfordshire

The Queen
The Queen smiles on her visit to Hitchin. Photo: Peter Wilkinson

It was Hertfordshire's turn to pay host to the Queen today for her Diamond Jubilee tour, and what a welcome the county gave her. Screaming schoolgirls, a sight normally reserved for pop stars, joined the crowds who'd gathered from the early hours, to get their glimpse of the Queen. Some even saw her armed with a shovel.

Children greet the Queen
Children greet the Queen in Hitchin Market Place. Credit: Peter Wilkinson
The Queen in Hitchin
Children in Hitchin hand the Queen flowers. Credit: Peter Wilkinson
Crowds in Hitchin
People in Hitchin dressed in Victorian costume to greet the Queen. Credit: Peter Wilkinson