Queen in Hereford & Worcester


Her Majesty visits Herefordshire for Diamond Day and opens the Hive in Worcester.

Wednesday was a big day for Herefordshire & Worcestershire as Her Majesty Queen & HRH the Duke of Edinburgh visit as part of the  Diamond Jubilee tour.

They arrived in Hereford by steam train & were driven through the city to Hereford Cathedral where the Queen opened the newly refurbished Cathedral Close. We’ve got some lovely pictures – click here

Then it was on to the King George V Playing Fields for Herefordshire’s Diamond Day celebrations.

They met members of the Wye Trow project (the Wye Trow was a trading boat once common on the river Wye, a replica was built for the Thames Pageant during the Jubilee celebrations.) And Herefordshire’s 100-1 Grand National winner (2011) Mon Mome was part of the celebrations too!


In Worcester, the Queen & Duke of Edinburgh officially opened The Hive, the city’s brand new Library and History Centre. The £60m landmark project is is Europe’s first fully integrated and jointly run university and local authority library.

They had lunch at The Guildhall followed by a walkabout on the High St where they were greeted by cheering crowds:


The Royal visit ended with a service of celebration at Worcester Cathedral.

On Thursday morning the Queen will be in Birmingham where she will open the new building at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital before heading to RAF Cosford for Shropshire’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant


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