ITV News Central Correspondent Peter Bearne spoke to pupils at Sneinton's St Stephen's Church of England Primary School in Nottingham about what the Queen meant to them
At age 19, when her Majesty was still a young princess, she first visited the city of Nottingham as an ambassador of youth in April, 1946.
Just three years later in 1949, she made her visit to Nottingham as the Queen.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh visited during the city’s quincentenary celebrations.
The couple returned to the city in 1955 for the Royal Show at Wollaton Park.
In 1977, Her Majesty officially opened the Queen's Medical Centre. On the same day she visited Nottingham University Park Campus, met by flag-waving crowds who eagerly awaited her.
The Queen later returned in 1999 to open the initial phase of the university’s Jubilee campus.
Queen Elizabeth II met Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean in 2002 outside the new Nottingham Ice centre, when she and the Duke of Edinburgh visited as part of her Golden jubilee tour this evening.
Her last visit to the city was in 2012, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied her to watch a children's sports event while visiting Vernon Park during a Diamond Jubilee visit to Nottingham on June 13.