The Queen and Prince Philip visit Essex

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are in Essex today visiting Chelmsford Cathedral and Felsted School.

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Essex school to welcome the Queen for lunch

Staff at Felsted School have spent the weekend preparing for the visit Credit: ITV News Anglia

An Essex school will be serving lunch to the Queen today as she visits to mark the 450th anniversary celebrations of the opening of Felsted School.

Prince Philip will join the Queen as they enjoy a school dinner, of sorts, prepared by staff there.

Staff have spent the weekend making preparations for the royal visit, including ironing table cloths.

Both students and staff will be at the lunch. Afterwards, the Queen will meet staff and students and see a display showing the history of the school.

The Queen will also open the schools new boarding house, which replaces the one that was destroyed in a fire in July 2012.

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