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Royal visit to the East Midlands

The Queen is visiting Nottingham, Corby, Hitchin, Stevenage and Hatfield House on 13 and 14 June as part of a Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK

The Queen is visiting the East Midlands on 13 and 14 June as part of a Diamond Jubilee tour of the United Kingdom. Her Majesty will be joined by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 13 June for the engagements in Nottingham.

Wednesday 13th June 2012

The Queen will arrive at Nottingham Station, where she will meet The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge.

The Royal Party will then proceed to Market Square, where they will undertake a short walkabout. On entering Nottingham Council House, they will make a balcony appearance and then attend a reception for invited guests in the Ballroom.

The Royal Party afterwards travel to Vernon Park to mark a Fields in Trust project for the Diamond Jubilee. They will view some sporting activities in the fields. As Patron of the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge – a project supported by The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry – The Duke of Cambridge will make some remarks. The Queen will unveil a plaque to name the playing field as one of the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Fields. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will remain at Vernon Park after The Queen has departed, to view more activities and meet people involved in the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge.

Her Majesty will then travel to Burghley House, which is hosting a “Diamond Jubilee Picnic.” She will sign the visitors’ book, plant a tree and meet local representatives. After lunch, she will be driven slowly through Stamford town centre.

The final visit of the day for The Queen is a visit to Corby, where she will tour the Olympic swimming pool (watching a high diving display) and “The Cube” which houses the council offices, library and a theatre.

Thursday 14th June 2012

The Queen will arrive at Hitchin Market Square, where they will meet shopkeepers and view a presentation by local schoolchildren.

Her Majesty will then open the new Diamond Jubilee Maternity Unit at Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

The Queen will both visit Hatfield House, where a “Diamond Jubilee tree” will be planted in Hatfield Park, followed by a drinks reception and lunch at Hatfield House.

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