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Queen to visit Chelmsford

The region's newest city is to get a Royal visit next month. The Queen will be come to Chelmsford on Tuesday, May 6.

It will be the first time the Queen has been to Chelmsford since it became a city.

The Queen will be accompanied by Prince Philip for the visit. Credit: PA

Buckingham Palace have yet to confirm details of her trip, but it is expected Her Majesty will visit Chelmsford Cathedral as part of it's centenary celebrations. Prince Philip will also be part of the Royal party.


Queen to bestow honour on University of Bedfordshire

Her Majesty the Queen Credit: PA

The University of Bedfordshire is due to be honoured by the Queen later today.

The institution, which has campuses in Luton, Bedford and Milton Keynes, is to receive the Queen's anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at Buckingham Palace.

The award will be presented to Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell. The award is for the University's research into helping shape child protection policy.

The Queen opens village hall

The Queen at the opening of Thornham Village Hall Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now when a group of villagers at Thornham in Norfolk decided they needed a VIP to open their new hall they got their heads together to think of someone suitable.

Working on the principal that 'you don't win the raffle if you don't buy a ticket' they wrote to the Queen to see if she would agree to do it.

To their delight Her Majesty said yes and hundreds of people were on hand as she performed the opening ceremony today.

Queen gets ready for annual visit to the WI

The Queen will pay her annual visit to West Newton WI today Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Queen pays her annual visit to the Women's Institute this afternoon. Every year during her Christmas holiday at Sandringham she meets members of the nearby West Newton branch of the WI.

As well as Her Majesty, the event always has a surprise guest speaker who's identity is never revealed until just before the meeting starts.

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