Live updates

Advertisement

King and Queen of Spain delight school children during visit to Oxford

The King and Queen of Spain have been on a state visit to the UK for three days and spent their final day of their tour in Oxford.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited the new Weston Library in Broad Street to meet staff and students and gave a speech at the city's Divinity School before the couple were taken on a guided tour of Exeter College in Turl Street.

Our reporter Mary Stanley was there.

Princess Anne at 101 Squadron's 100th anniversary

A special occasion at RAF Brize Norton Credit: Crown Copyright 2017

Today, the Princess Royal was at Brize Norton as the RAF marked 100 years since the formation of 101 squadron, with a special flypast. Since it formed the squadron has flown more bombing raids than any other in the second world war, dropped the first and last bombs on the Falklands, and carried the last troops out of Afghanistan. Penny Silvester has more.

Advertisement

Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital

Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the first day of Royal Ascot yesterday Credit: PA

The Duke of Edinburgh has said he is "disappointed" after being taken to hospital.

Prince Philip had been at Windsor Castle when he was admitted as a "precautionary measure" for treatment of an infection arising from a pre-existing condition, Buckingham Palace have said.

He had been due to accompany the Queen to today's State Opening of Parliament but the Prince of Wales will now do so.

Prince Philip is in good spirits and is disappointed to be missing the State Opening of Parliament and Royal Ascot.

Her Majesty is being kept informed and will attend Royal Ascot as planned this afternoon."

– Buckingham Palace spokesman

South East windmills feature in new stamps

The stamps feature windmills and watermills Credit: Royal Mail

Royal Mail is issuing a new set of special stamps featuring three windmills and three watermills from around the UK.

The set is made up of stamps featuring: Nutley Windmill, East Sussex; New Abbey Corn Mill, Dumfries and Galloway; Ballycopeland Windmill, County Down, Northern Ireland; Cheddleton Flint Mill, Staffordshire; Woodchurch Windmill, near Ashford, Kent and Felin Cochwillan Mill, Gwynedd.

Windmills were first referred to in East and South East England in records dating from the 12th century, and had become widespread throughout Britain by the end of the 13th century.

Load more updates