North West Royal visit

The Queen and Prince Philip will continue their tour of the North West today, visiting Liverpool and Chester. They will take a boat trip around Liverpool's docks, as well as going to Chester Zoo.

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The Queen unveils plaque at Chester Zoo

The Queen unveiling plaque

The Queen has made her first visit to Chester Zoo. She was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh as part of their visit to the North West.

The Queen, who was wearing a coral dress and coat by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan, arrived to cheers from hundreds of well-wishers.

After waving to the crowd, the Queen unveiled a plaque at the new £2m entrance and gateway of the zoo - named the Diamond Jubilee Quarter - before meeting dignitaries. She was greeted by various dance groups and members of the public who all applauded as she walked through the new gates.

Some well wishers arrived at 6:30am to catch a glimpse

The Queen and the Duke were then taken on a monorail tour of the zoo. They then split up as the Queen was taken to see the rhino paddock while the Duke was taken to see the elephants.

Royal monorail

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