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The Queen and Prince Philip arrive in St. Ives

The Queen meets members of St.Ives' lifeboat crew. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
The Queen and Prince Philip receive a photograph from 9-year-old William Perkin during a visit to the RNLI station in St Ives. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
The Queen greets members of the public following a visit to the RNLI station in St Ives. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

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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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Duke of Edinburgh in Plymouth

The University of Plymouth says its new marine centre heralds a 'new dawn' for renewable energy in the region. It was officially opened today by the Duke of Edinburgh, who also received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his career in the Royal Navy.

A giant wave tank and ship simulator are part of the 19 million pound complex. It's designed to become a centre of excellence for coastal erosion research and offshore renewable energy. Our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson was there.

Duke of Edinburgh opens £19m university building

The Duke of Edinburgh has unveiled a new building today at Plymouth University.

The £19 million Marine building will house the country's most sophisticated wave tank testing facility and state-of-the-art ship simulator.

The Duke was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Science in recognition of his naval career.

Our Plymouth correspondent Jonathan Gibson was there:

Duke of Edinburgh to open University building

The Duke of Edinburgh will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Plymouth University. Credit: ITV Westcountry

The Duke of Edinburgh will unveil a new building at Plymouth's University later today.

The £19 million Marine building will house the country's most sophisticated wave tank testing facility and state-of-the-art ship simulator.

The Duke will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Science in recognition of his naval career.

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