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PICTURE GALLERY: The Queen visits Harold Hill

PUBLISHED: 18:00 01 November 2012 | UPDATED: 12:38 02 November 2012

Queen's visit to Harold Hill. Picture: Paul Bennett

Queen's visit to Harold Hill. Picture: Paul Bennett

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The Queen's visit to Harold Hill last week was a special occasion for so many residents.

Pyrgo Priory School children greet Her Majesty. Picture: Paul BennettPyrgo Priory School children greet Her Majesty. Picture: Paul Bennett

Click on the video above to see her as she was leaving lunch at Drapers’ Academy.

Gloria Salter, 69, who grew up in nearby Dagnam Park Drive, said: “It is so wonderful that she’s here, although it’s a bit of a shame about the weather.

“I was nine when the coronation happened and I remember it well. We watched it on a nine-inch screen TV and we went to a party on the green down the road.”

Peter Exley, 54, Leyburn Crescent, who has been to many royal events over the years, said: “I got here at eight-o-clock this morning. I didn’t want what happened at the Jubilee to happen again, I turned up and everyone was about seven feet tall, I couldn’t see anything.”

The Queen greets Drapers' Academy students. Picture: Paul BennettThe Queen greets Drapers' Academy students. Picture: Paul Bennett

Marcus Lllewellyn-Rothschild, of Harold Hill, said: “It’s always a very proud moment when you see Her Majesty. I’ve been to a garden party before but I was really far away, the crowd was about 40-feet deep.”

To view a gallery of pictures from the day click on the icon near the top-right corner of this article.

Pick up tomorrow’s Romford Recorder for more on the Royal Visit.

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