Queen ensures a warm reception with an electric fire

As temperatures plunge The Queen made sure she kept the welcome warm at Buckingham Palace by keeping on her electric fire. She was greeting the High Commissioner of Australia Mr Mike Rann and his wife Sasha.

The Queen with the High Commissioner of Australia. In the background an electric fire. Credit: Press Association
A very warm reception. The basic electric bar heater placed in the extravagant fireplace Credit: Press Association