Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit the West Midlands on Wednesday 11 July and Thursday 12 July 2012, as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour of the United Kingdom.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will arrive at Hereford Station on a steam train. The Royal Party will then proceed to Hereford Cathedral, which they will visit to mark the redesign of the Cathedral close. They will view the Cathedral master plans and meet people involved with the project as well as representatives of the Cathedral community. The Queen will unveil a plaque and sign a visitor’s book at the Cathedral’s West End pavement.
The Queen and The Duke will then proceed to King George V Playing Fields in Hereford for Herefordshire’s “Diamond Day” event and after viewing a parade, will move through different Marquees meeting local people.
The Royal Party will then travel to The Hive in Worcester. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester will be present, as Chancellor of the University of Worcester. They will tour the building, after which the Vice Chancellor will say a few words, followed by the unveiling of the plaque for the official opening of the building and the signing of the Visitors’ Book.
After this, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will arrive at Worcester Guildhall, where they will attend a reception. On leaving the Guildhall after lunch, they will undertake a walkabout.
The final engagement of the day will see the Royal couple visit Worcester Cathedral, where they will view a performance to celebrate the area and The Queen will unveil a plaque.
Thursday 12 July 2012
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will start the day in Victoria Square in Birmingham, where they will undertake a walkabout, and receive a gift from the city. The Royal Party will then visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to officially open the new building.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will then attend the Shropshire Diamond Jubilee Pageant at RAF Cosford. After a reception and a lunch, they will take a slow drive around the RAF Museum and Airfield, and then view the pageant.