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The Queen in the West Country: We want your pictures

The Queen visiting Plymouth in March 2015. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

63 years, 217 days: The Queen reaches that milestone on September 9th, becoming the UK's longest reigning monarch - and we'll be commemorating her life on the throne.

Over the years there have been many memorable visits to the West - including this one to Plymouth earlier this year.

What are your West Country memories of the Queen over the last six decades? We'd love to feature your pictures and video.

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Day 2 of royal visit to Cornwall

The royal couple in Padstow yesterday. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are spending a second day in the county today.

They're focusing on the tourism industry and local communities during this year's visit - stopping in Padstow in North Cornwall yesterday, meeting RNLI volunteers and visiting a restaurant run by celebrity chef Rick Stein. Today the royal couple will be on the Isles of Scilly, stopping by a local island fair on St Mary's.


Royal visit for Exeter Flower Festival

The Duchess of Cornwall has been in Exeter today, visiting a Flower Festival at the city's cathedral. More than 300 flower arrangers have created thousands of displays celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Duchess met dignitaries and local school children on her whistle-stop tour, as Kathy Wardle reports.

Royal thanks for air ambulance team

The Duchess of Cornwall has met two patients who credit the air ambulance service in Cornwall with saving their lives.

Camilla, a patron of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, was also given the opportunity to look inside the bright red and yellow helicopter responsible for emergency rescues.

Dressed in a yellow jacket displaying the charity's pin badge, a white skirt and beige heeled shoes, the Duchess was also celebrating the charity's 25th anniversary.

She officially opened the new headquarters of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust based at Newquay by unveiling a plaque.


Final day of Prince Charles and Camilla's visit

The Duchess of Cornwall during a visit to Heartlands in Truro Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

It's the final day of the final day of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall's royal visit to Cornwall.

Today, Camilla will officially open Cornwall Air Ambulance's new HQ at Newquay airport.

The Duchess has been patron of the charity, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, since last year. Today she will meet the charity's fundraising team, tour the crew quarters, and meet a patient whose life was saved by the paramedic team.

Later Charles and Camilla travel to Lostwithiel to see how the town is planning to deal with a repeat of devastating floods which crippled parts of the town two years ago.

Royal opening for Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust HQ

The Duchess of Cornwall will officially open the new Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust headquarters at Newquay Airport today. The building is the first air ambulance charity headquarters in the UK to house both operational crew and fundraising staff on one site.

Cornwall Air Ambulance Credit: ITV West Country

The Duchess is a patron of the charity and the opening will celebrate the its 25th anniversary. During the visit, The Duchess will tour the air ambulance crew quarters and receive a demonstration of specialist equipment currently under trial.

Redruth's royal visit

Prince Charles and Camilla started a three-day visit of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly today.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall opened Heartlands in Pool near Redruth.

The 35 million pound community-led project, unveiled in April, has transformed a derelict tin mine in one of the poorest parts of the county.

Watch Steve Hardy's full report on the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall's visit to Heartlands here:

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