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The Queen in Blackburn

The Queen's visit to Blackburn

All the excitement of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's visit to Blackburn and the Ribble Valley...

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Blackburn on the Royal train, The Royal Messenger, where they were greeted by children from local schools before the Queen unveiled a plaque at the new £45m Mall shopping development in the town centre.

This is the Queen's first visit since 1987 and hundreds of people lined Church Street in Blackburn for a glimpse of the Royal couple before they left to visit Whitewell.

* Did you manage to get pictures of the Queen's visit? Send them in and we'll include them in our picture gallery...

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amanda townsend
thank you to the queen for coming to blackburn i also like thousands of others saw her get out of the car, i took some lovely photos then went into town, this is the point i would like to thank the queen for enabling me to shop in every shop without queing! for being able to go into mcdonalds without being squashed! to go to the toilets in the market without haveing to stand on one leg waiting, yes it was brillant of her to come to blackburn, it made my shopping day far less stress full.! for that i am gratefull.

Pete Campbell
The Queen coming to Blackburn today, reminded me of 1953 when we waved our little Union Jacks at The Queen and Duke as they sailed past us kids from Moss Street in her gleaming Rolls Royce on her way to Mullards, D,you know that was 53 years ago, and only seems like Yesterday,Holey ///

Lesley Stanley
the queen looked lovely when she visited blackburn,i spoke to her briefly,welcomed her to Blackburn,and she said it was a lovely sunny day for it.the queen,looked lovely in the green outfit she wore,what a lovely person she is.when i arrived in Blackburn at 8.30am,it was not busy at all,i thought it would be crowded there,and it wasn't until about 9.3oam,that the crowds arrived.i will never forget that day,it was lovely to see the queen

lyndsay livesey
i was very nice to see the queen in blackburn the day stayed fine and i said good morning to the queen i was delighted to see her and to speak to her it brought a tear to my eye what an event

KEVIN TAYLOR
The Queen. God Bless Her

Simon Walsh
She looked lovely and smiled all the time

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