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.
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