The Queen In Worcester


Thousands expected to line High Street on July 11th.

The Queen will open Worcester’s new £60-million library when the Diamond Jubilee tour comes to Worcester later this year.

She and Prince Philip will visit the city on July 11th, the same day as they will be in Hereford.

One of the main engagements will be officially opening The Hive, the big gold library just off The Butts.

That will be followed by a reception at Worcester Guildhall with people who have made a contribution to their community.

The best place to see the royal couple will then be on High Street, where thousands of people are expected to attempt to get a glimpse.

Finally, there will be a service at Worcester Cathedral to celebrate the jubilee.

Trish Haines, Worcestershire County Council’s Chief Executive said: “The royal opening of the Hive is a major milestone in this joint project to create a shared public and university library and history centre.

“The building, which is the first of its kind on Europe, is an iconic centre for the county and we are delighted the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be marking our special event during their Diamond Jubilee year”.

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