The Queen has met England and Australia's cricketers before the start of the second Ashes test.
England captain Alastair Cook introduced the Queen to his players who hold a 1-0 lead going into the eagerly anticipated second test.
England and Australia's cricketers were all smiles as they met the Queen before going head-to-head in another eagerly anticipated Ashes Test match in London.
The monarch walked out on to the famous pitch at Lord's cricket ground to meet the batsmen and bowlers who were lined up ahead of the day's play.
The Queen will visit Lords cricket ground today ahead of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia.
The monarch will be presented to the players before play gets underway at 11.15am.
Sports stars, both past and present, are due to attend a charity ball tonight in memory of cricketer Tom Maynard.
The 23-year old died on a railway line after running from police in Wimbledon in June 2012.
Appeals by two Pakistani cricketers to have their bans overturned following a spot-fixing scandal have been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Former Captain Salman Butt and bowler Mohammad Asif were banned for 10 and seven years respectively following an International Cricket Council Tribunal in 2011.
Both were linked to a plot to bowl deliberate no-balls in the Lord's Test against England in 2010.
The court ruled that the sanction imposed on Mr Butt was proportionate and did not find any mitigating circumstances.
Mr Asif, who challenged his ban on procedural grounds, did not advance any evidence to exculpate him from the scandal, the court found.
The family of Tom Maynard has said "the results of the inquest do not define our son" after it revealed the county cricketer to be a regular cocaine user and up to four times over the drink driving limit at the time of his death.
A statement issued by the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) on behalf of the Maynard family said: "The fact that so very many people thought the world of him is what defines him as a person."
”The only people who would judge Tom on the findings of the inquest are people who didn’t know him," it added. "He made choices that night that tragically cost him his life but his devastated family and friends will love and miss him unconditionally, always."
The PCA said it was "saddened by the information which has come to light from the inquest" and said it was supporting "his family, friends and teammates at this difficult time."
The body also reiterated a "commitment to assisting players via its Personal Development and Welfare programme."
Richard Morgan tweeting from the inquest of Tom Maynard has said:
"Rory Hamilton-Brown, captain of Surrey, also says he wasn't aware of any drugs misuse by Tom Maynard."