Warhol's portraits at Windsor

Andy Warhol has had four of his celebrated portraits of Elizabeth II acquired by the Royal Collection - to go on show at Windsor Castle.

Crowds turn out to see the Queen

Queen visits the Island

The Queen is visiting the Isle of Wight on her final Jubilee tour. Hundreds of people have turned out to see the royal party.

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Royalty will be in Windsor later to unveil new statue

The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William will be in Windsor later today to unveil a new statue.

The statue, which is on the roundabout at the Albert & Kings Road junction near Windsor Castle, is of a pair of the Queens Windsor Grey horses.

The horses pulled the carriage at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

Windsor residents raised £200,000 for the statue to be installed on the roundabout.

The statue t is also in honour of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty's coronation.


Principal of MidKent college recognised at Buckingham Palace

Kent principal recognised by Her Majesty Credit: ITV Meridian

Sue McLeod, the principal of MidKent college has been recognised by the Queen at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace. It's for the College's innovative work in training soldiers.

"It was an amazing experience and I was so proud to accept the award on behalf of all our fantastic members of staff who have worked tirelessly to transform the delivery of training for the Royal Engineers," said Ms McLeod.

"We were accompanied by five young soldiers who attracted a lot of attention and spoke with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal at length. It was a very special day and is fantastic recognition of the continued efforts to make best use of the unique skills taught at the RSME."

Queen's swan "barbecued"

One of the Queen's swans was apparently "barbecued" and left on a river bank near Windsor Castle, an animal charity has said.

The bird was butchered and stripped of its flesh before its carcass was dumped

close to the water on Baths Island in Berkshire.

Wendy Hermon, 46, of the charity Swan Lifeline which cares for sick and injured birds, said she discovered the "sickening" scene on Sunday afternoon.

"It was just a carcass, it was all burnt. "It was done neatly, presumably to get at the meat."

"We have no idea how it was killed, it could have been shot or beaten."

All wild mute swans in Britain are considered to be the property of the Crown and it is an offence to kill one.

A poignant farewell to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders

There were tears all round in Canterbury today as the Queen said goodbye to the army. She arrived by helicopter at Howe Barracks to inspect the troops.

As Colonel in Chief of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, this was a tour to bid farewell to the Battalion. It's not only leaving Canterbury but also being reduced to a single Company. David Johns has our report.

He spoke to Major Oliver Dobson and Lance Corporal James McCleary from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.


Preparations for Her Majesty

The band warming up Credit: ITV News Meridian

Troops at Howe Barracks in Canterbury are meeting the Queen this lunchtime. The Barracks are currently home to Canterbury's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland. They're leaving the city after ten years.

The Battalion's mascot, a Shetland pony Credit: ITV News Meridian
The Queen's car arrives Credit: ITV News Meridian

Queen visits Howe Barracks in Canterbury

Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel-in-Chief, Grenadier Guards, has her photo taken with Guards after inspecting The Queen's Company
Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel-in-Chief, Grenadier Guards, has her photo taken with Guards after inspecting The Queen's Company Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Her Majesty the Queen will Howe Barracks in Canterbury later to visit the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

The 5th Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland is being reduced in size under a reorganisation plan.

The Queen in her capacity as Colonel in Chief will receive the final parade of 5th Battalion at the barracks.

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