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Queens gift on display at Windsor Castle

Video. Windsor Castle has much to entice tourists inside its stone walls but outside in the grounds, there is a new attraction. Six willow arches have been constructed as a gift to the Queen, one for each decade she has been on the throne.

The coronation arches are now on display on the long walk at Windsor Great Park and has taken two months to complete. They were officially opened at the weekend. Divya Kohli reports.


The Queen's former car fetches £45,000 at auction

The Queen owned the Daimler car between 2001 and 2004 Credit: Brooklands auctioneers

A Daimler saloon car that used to belong to the Queen has sold at auction for £45,360 in Surrey. The guide price listed in the brochure was £25,000 - £30,000.

Her Majesty the Queen used the vehicle to travel between Windsor castle and Buckingham Palace.

The auctioneers said the Queen's former car would grace any collection Credit: Brooklands auctioneers

One of the Queen's cars is up for auction

The Queen's former Daimler parked outside Windsor Castle Credit: Brooklands auctioneers

A car that used to belong to Her Majesty the Queen is up for auction in Surrey. The Daimler saloon car was delivered to Buckingham Palace in 2001. The Queen used the vehicle to travel between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, as well as when attending her other engagements.

The car was transferred to The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust by the Royal household in 2004, and has a mileage of 15,252. The guide price at Brooklands auctioneers is £25,000 - £30,000.

The Queen behind the wheel of the Daimler saloon car Credit: Brooklands auctioneers

The car was last seen in public at the Cartier Royal Jubilee display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex in 2012.

The description of the car in the guide listing ends: '... this represents a rare opportunity to purchase a unique, important and totally useable, one careful lady owner vehicle which would surely grace any collection.'

First big gathering of ships since D-Day

Video. Sixty years ago thousands of people thronged the shores of the Solent to watch the Queen review her fleet as part of celebrations for her Coronation.

It was the first big gathering of naval ships since D-Day and probably the last time Britain was able to display the might of its navy in such a grand way.

Richard Jones has been speaking to those who took part and to those who watched from afar.

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Recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours List

The achievements of dozens of people from the South have been recognised by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list. Mel Bloor has been finding out more about the good works of some of those who have been selected for the honours.

The report features:


Volunteer who helped thousands of Air Cadets awarded a BEM

Roy Pidgeon from Kings Somborne in Hampshire has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The 80-year-old, was given recognition for his services to the Air Training Corps (ATC). He will retire from the ATC in July after 67 years of service. He told us about his work.

Mr Pidgeon joined the Air Training Corps in 1946 as a Cadet and has remained an active member ever since in a variety of roles.

As an officer he has been involved in staff development by mentoring them offering guidance and advice as necessary. He also helped cadets to develop their leadership skills through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

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