Queen visits the Island

Crowds turn out to see the Queen
Crowds turn out to see the Queen Photo: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Her Majesty the Queen finishes her Diamond Jubilee tour of the country today with visits to the Isle of Wight and the New Forest Show.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will start this final day of the regional Diamond Jubilee tour onboard the ship Leander.

Crowds turn out to see the Queen
Crowds turn out to see the Queen Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The Royal party will arrive in Cowes through a 'Parade of Sail' and a 21 Gun Salute fired from the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Royal party will alight at Trinity Landing and will walk along the seafront stopping to unveil a new plaque to mark their visit.

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

They will view a short performance from local school children. The party will continue on foot to the RNLI Lifeboat Station which The Queen will formally open. The Queen will launch the new RNLI Lifeboat.

The Royal party will then travel by launch to Cowes Yacht Haven, where they will view presentations from marine groups before departing the Isle of Wight by helicopter

Crowds pack every available space in Cowes to see the Queen
Crowds pack every available space in Cowes to see the Queen Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire