Queen visits National Theatre

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited the National Theatre today as part of celebrations for its birthday.

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The Queen helps National Theatre celebrate birthday

The Queen has been helping the National Theatre celebrate its 50th anniversary. The theatre opened its doors in 1963 with the Hollywood star Sir Laurence Olivier as its first director and over the decades has staged 800 productions.

The Queen inspects a prop from the theatre production 'Warhorse' Credit: PA Wire
The Queen Elizabeth meets Lady Olivier, widow of Laurence Olivier Credit: PA Wire
The Queen watches a performance of a song from the musical 'Guys and Dolls' Credit: PA Wire
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