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Official street party Ambassador wants Jubilee street parties to capture spirit of nation

Barbara Windsor and Lewisham scouts at Buckingham Palace today

Barbara Windsor hosted the perfect British tea party in preparation for the Diamond Jubilee weekend.

She enjoyed sandwiches, scones and cupcakes with 60 scouts in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to encourage other people in the UK to have lunch with their neighbours, friends and family on June 3rd.

Barbara arrived with a large trifle for the youngsters from the Lewisham North Scout Groups and she also shared her tips for successful street party celebrations.

She said: "All we ask is for people to have lunch with their neighbours on June 3rd, that's not too much to ask is it?

The street parties were a big success when we did them at the royal wedding and they weren't just in London, they really captured the spirit of the whole nation. We feel very honoured that the Queen has chosen the Big Lunch to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee."

Barbara was asked to be London's official street party ambassador by London Mayor Boris Johnson two years ago after they appeared in a scene together in EastEnders.

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Babs Promotes Jubilee Lunch

Actress Barbara Windsor will be joined by 60 scouts at Buckingham Palace later to promote the Big Jubilee Lunch.

The event - which takes place on Sunday 3rd June - will form part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

People across the UK are being encouraged to have lunch with their family, friends and neighbours - whether they hold a formal street party or opt for something more casual.

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