Queen visits for lunch on historic day for Mitcham

The Queen meeting people at St Mark's Academy

The Queen arriving

First published in Wimbledon by , Chief Reporter

4.50pm:

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4pm:

Hundreds of children miss out on Queen's arrival in Mitcham


1.50pm:

Thousands line the streets for Queen's visit


1.35pm:

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1pm:

From @WimbledonNews: "I am reliably informed the Queen is wearing a Stewart Pavin baby blue wool crepe with a white lavender and baby blue boule tweed coat!"

12.41pm:


The Queen is meeting people at St Mark's Academy in Mitcham.

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12.30pm:

The Queen has arrived...

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Her Majesty the Queen is visiting Mitcham today on what promises to be a historic day for the town.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to host the South London lunch as part of this year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

They are visiting St Mark's Academy in Acacia Road to host the British-themed lunch, in the presence of the all 13 mayors of south London's boroughs, including Merton's Gilli Lewis-Lavender.

Residents wishing to greet the Queen should line the streets of Cedars Avenue and Tamworth Lane in Mitcham between 11.30 to 12pm and 1.30 to 2pm.

Follow Lauren, who will be covering the Royal visit with regular updates on our Diamond Jubilee news page.

You can also follow her on our Twitter feed: @WimbledonNews and send your photos to newsdesk@wimbledonguardian.co.uk, or tweet us comments and pictures using #queenvisit

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12:45pm Tue 15 May 12

Polly1974 says...

Being a resident and asked to line Cedars Avenue and Tamworth lane it was very upsetting to see how many children were left in tears when the royal car did not enter Cedars Avenue at all, several schools were lining the route.
Being a resident and asked to line Cedars Avenue and Tamworth lane it was very upsetting to see how many children were left in tears when the royal car did not enter Cedars Avenue at all, several schools were lining the route. Polly1974
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12:45pm Tue 15 May 12

stephandr says...

Just a real shame that loads of school children including ours waiting for the queen and at last minute changed route, wasting our time, and not alone all the kids from the local schools, that especially made there own flags for the royal visit, a real let down at most.
Just a real shame that loads of school children including ours waiting for the queen and at last minute changed route, wasting our time, and not alone all the kids from the local schools, that especially made there own flags for the royal visit, a real let down at most. stephandr
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