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Kate and William to join pageant

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to join the Queen on her royal barge during the River Thames pageant celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. Details of the event were released today.

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Queen visits Chester Zoo on Jubilee tour

Queen Elizabeth II in the new Rhino Paddock during her visit to Chester Zoo Credit: Paul Grover/Daily Telegragh/PA Wire

The Queen came face-to-face with a rhinoceros today as her Diamond Jubilee tour continued. The encounter came as the monarch was making her first visit to Chester Zoo in Cheshire. The two rhinos were resting on some hay, as they greeted the Queen.

She was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh as part of their visit to the North West, which began in Lancashire on Wednesday.

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