Queen visits Woolwich Barracks

The Queen has visited Woolwich Barracks and paid tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby, who was killed in last week's attack.

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Queen meets Lee Rigby's colleagues in private

The Queen has held private meetings with officers and soldiers associated with the murdered soldier Lee Rigby during her visit to Woolwich Barracks.

She met military personnel from Woolwich Station where Drummer Rigby lived and others he worked with in his regiment's outreach team.

The Queen's journey to the barracks in south-east London did not take her past the hundreds of floral tributes left at the railings.

Queen meets King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery troops

The Queen has been meeting members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Woolwich Barracks.

Queen Elizabeth II watches chargers at Woolwich Barracks Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Her visit included watching a demonstration at the Charger Lines before meeting staff at the riding school and veterinary clinic.

The Queen meets members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery - a mounted, ceremonial unit Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery take part in many Royal ceremonial displays, including gun salutes on royal birthdays.

The Queen watched chargers and a Gun Team display Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

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Queen to visit ceremonial military unit in Woolwich

The Queen will visit the ceremonial military unit in Woolwich today, which is responsible for firing gun salutes in her honour.

Queen Elizabeth II will visit the ceremonial military unit in Woolwich. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The monarch will tour the base of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in south east London.

The visit to Woolwich comes just over a week after Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, was killed as he left the Royal Artillery Barracks where he was based.

Hundreds of flowers have been tied to the military base's railings as a mark of condolence by well-wishers.

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