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The University of Southampton welcomes a Royal visitor

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HRH Princess Royal has visited the University of Southampton to officially open the Boldrewood Innovation Campus. The campus is the UK’s largest University and business collaboration.

Princess Anne unveiled a plaque and viewed the research facilities. The University says the campus will be a world-leading hub for innovation, business and education. It unites the University of Southampton and Lloyd’s Register, who have been collaborating on research projects for over 40 years.

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The campus is home to the University’s Faculty of Engineering and the Environment and Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and also Lloyd’s Register’s Global Technology Centre. It will include an anechoic wind chamber, advanced fluid dynamics experimental facilities, and a 140-metre towing tank that will allow detailed research on new maritime technologies.

The University says the new campus aims to stimulate innovation, create new business and bring jobs and opportunities to the local economy and establish Southampton and the wider South Coast as a magnet for investment from the UK and around the world.


Queen of Denmark unveils new statue in Canterbury

The Queen of Denmark has unveiled a bronze statue in recognition of the Royal East Kent Regiment. Queen Margrethe was the guest of honour at the ceremony in the grounds of Canterburry Cathedral. The sculpture is a lasting tribute to The Buffs, which was one of the oldest regiments of the British Army. British and Danish veterans were among those taking part in today's event.

Queen's longest reign: a report from Windsor Castle

The Queen has made her mark in history by becoming Britain's longest ever serving monarch.

She's beaten the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, having served an incredible 63 years, seven months and three days.

Richard Slee reports from WIndsor Castle.

Stately home loses title as Elizabeth beats Victoria

Osborne House on the Isle of Wight has always attracted visitors with its claim to be the favourite home of Britain's longest serving monarch.

But now that Queen Elizabeth has beaten Queen Victoria's 63 years, seven months and two days on the throne, the stately home needs a new advertising line. Kerry Swain tells the story.


Queen's 'super-fan' celebrates longest reign

Today's historic occasion has gone down well with Julia McCarthy-Fox from Horsham - because she is a Royal Super-Fan!

Julia's travelled the length of the UK, from her home in Horsham - following the Queen for the last 30 years, and taking an incredible 200,000 photographs.

With the story - Andy Dickenson.

A toast to the Queen from the ancient capital of England

A toast to the Queen in the Great Hall Credit: HCC

Hampshire County Council’s Cabinet and Chief Officers gathered in the Great Hall in the ancient capital of England to raise a glass to Queen Elizabeth II.

Councillor Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council, led the toast underneath the six foot diameter bronze of the Queen, commissioned for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2013.

It was unveiled by the Queen’s youngest son, the Earl of Wessex.

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