Presenter: Nick Hancock
Presenter Nick Hancock takes a look at 60 years of royal visits to the West Midlands in The Queen and I.
In this photograph Nick is pictured on the Queen's current Diamond Jubilee tour to the region.
In Pictures: The Queen visits Birmingham
The Queen visits Birmingham on her Diamond Jubilee tour to the West Midlands.BBC News: In Pictures: The Queen visits Birmingham
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Queen visits Hereford and Worcester
The Queen has visited Herefordshire and Worcestershire as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.BBC News: Queen visits Hereford and Worcester
Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen arrived in Hereford by steam train and visited the city's cathedral.
After attending a Diamond Day event at King George V playing fields, the royal party was then driven to Worcester.
The Queen officially opened The Hive library and history centre, before visiting the Guildhall and cathedral.
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The Queen in Birmingham
Taxi driver Terence Curley is pictured being introduced to the Queen in Birmingham following the bomb attacks in 1974.
He recalls meeting the Queen and describes what it meant to him and the city.
Meeting the Queen - Margaret Adams
Margaret Adams, the young WPC who helped the victims in the Birmingham bombings in 1974, is pictured being introduced to the Queen.
She remembers meeting the Queen and describes what the visit meant to her and fellow emergency workers.
Photo c/o Trinity Mirror
50 Stories for 50 Years: Lunch with the Queen
Anne McDowell remembers being invited to lunch with the Queen when Coventry Cathedral was consecrated in May 1962.BBC Coventry & Warks: 50 Stories for 50 Years: Lunch with the Queen
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Mechanic fixed 1977 royal car
A Wolverhampton Rolls Royce mechanic recalls the moment he helped fix the Queen's car during her Silver Jubilee visit to the West Midlands in 1977.BBC News: Mechanic fixes 1977 royal car
Fred Budd said he was asked by a colleague to help the Queen who had broken down in Walsall.
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- Nick Hancock
- Ben Laidlow
- Executive Producer
- Rachel Bowering