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Statue of Queen Mother unveiled in Poundbury

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed to Poundbury this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were in Dorset today.

They travelled with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to Poundbury, which is just outside Dorchester.

Hundreds gathered for the Queen's visit to Poundbury Credit: ITV Meridian

The Prince of Wales has helped design the experimental new town, which features a mix of shops, cottages, town houses and businesses.

The Queen also unveiled a 9 foot statue of the Queen Mother in the village square.

Poundbury will have 5000 residents when it's finished by 2025.

A statue of the Queen Mother was unveiled in the Square Credit: ITV Meridian

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Prince Charles at 'model village' Poundbury 20 years on

The Prince of Wales is visiting Dorset today to take part in a special reception for people involved in the creation of the Poundbury Project twenty years ago.

Poundbury is an urban extension of Dorchester in Dorset. The creation of Poundbury centred around Prince Charles' beliefs and ideas on town - planning coupled with a long period of public consultation.

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