The Queen visited Bromley town centre yesterday as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour, but although she received a typically warm welcome from her loyal subjects, the really big events happen next month.
A special one-off 4 page newspaper was produced by the London Borough of Bromley for Her Majesty's visit yesterday which explained among other things the best place to stand in order to see the Royal couple. The paper also gave details of road closures and such.
Details of the visit can be found here.
Today, the Queen and Prince Philip were in Burnley, Lancashire, where they received a similar reception. Burnley is over 240 miles from Bromley, but the Queen is no stranger to travel; she has kept up this itinerary with only the odd break or two a year for a staggering 60 years. Although the celebrations so far have been impressive, next month will see the biggest celebration of all.
On June 2, the Queen will be at Epsom for the 233rd running of this most prestigious of races, the Derby. Horse racing may be the sport of kings but like her mother, the Queen is passionate about both the sport and horses.
The following day, Sunday, June 3, will see the Queen and Prince Philip sailing up the Thames in a spectacular pageant, and a good time will be had by all. Well, almost all!