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Crowds gathered to see the royal party.

People from all backgrounds gathered to see The Queen and Prince Philip.
The Queen honours Leicester

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Leicester on Thursday as part of her Jubilee tour. BBC Leicester has a picture gallery of her visit

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Picture by Dipak Joshi of Roots - Roots is a joint initiative between the BBC and East Midlands Arts.

The Queen's Visit in audio:

Audio icon Walkabout in Humberstone Gate
Audio icon Visit to Sikh Guru Nanak Gurdhwara in Holy Bones
Audio icon Opening of Leicester Cathedral's Visitor Centre
Audio icon Royal party at the National Space Centre

This is The Queen’s first visit to Leicester for nine years. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived by rail at London Road and travelled from the station into Granby Street and Gallowtree Gate to the Sporting Statue.

At the statue, The Queen presented Sportaid awards to 13-year-old Nafalyia Francis - who is a hurdler, and 15-year-old Jamie Oughton, a canoeist.

The royal party walked along Humberstone Gate and took in street performers, displays and stalls.

The Queen then proceeded by car to the Sikh Guru Nanak Gurdhwara in Holy Bones, with Prince Philip splitting from the party to open the Leicester Cathedral Visitors Centre

In the afternoon, the royal party attended a function at the National Space Centre before continuing to Pride Park in Derby, where The Queen's Jubilee Tour continued.

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Picture by Dipak Joshi of Roots - Roots is a joint initiative between the BBC and East Midlands Arts.

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