Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip paid a March 29 day visit to north London. The visit was part of their ongoing Jubilee Tour of the United Kingdom, and they were met by cheering and flag-waving crowds in Waltham Cross, Redbridge, and Harrow, three communities in North London.
It was Redbridge first, where Queen Elizabeth went walkabout in Valentine Park and Mansion. Numerous dignitaries, including the wild-haired mayor of London, Boris Johnson, came along for the day. The Queen took a brief tour of the gardens, then joined Prince Philip in a big tent where she met design students and saw their work. (Story continues below.)
Then it was on to Waltham Forest, and lunch at the Town Hall. In the afternoon the Royals visited Krishna Avanti School in Harrow, where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip saw a performance from Indian students and joined in a multicultural session of the “community zone” which seeks to get different ethnic communities talking to one another.
The Queen is undertaking a series of tours of the United Kingdom between March and July to meet as many people as possible during her Diamond Jubilee year. Last week they were in Manchester, and the Queen, Prince Philip and Duchess of Cambridge also visited Lincoln on the first tour.
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