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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to visit Cornwall today

The Queen and Prince Phillip will be visting St Ives and St Michael's Mount today Credit: PA

Cornwall is preparing for a Royal visit this morning as The Queen and Prince Philip make their way to the county.

They'll be visiting St Ives and St Michael's Mount, where they will stop and leave permanent footprints in casts at the foot of the medieval castle.

Their trip will also include a tour of the lifeboat station and the Tate gallery.


Full report: Preparations for Queen's visit to Cornwall

Final preparations are being made tonight for the Queen's visit to St.Ives and St.Michael's Mount tomorrow.

Road blocks will be in place and there'll be tight security, but it's hoped locals and holidaymakers alike will turn out to see the Royal party.

It's the first time the Queen has been to St.Ives. Although, as our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports, she nearly made it two years ago:

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It is believed to be the first time the Queen has been in a moving motorhome. The monarch, who smiled as she settled into her seat facing the Duke of Edinburgh, described the van as a "real home from home".

They journeyed just 200 metres from the plant's reception to the factory warehouses.


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