LiveQueen visits St Ives and St Michael's Mount: LIVE

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  • The Queen is visiting St Ives and St Michael's Mount today, with Her Majesty stopping off at the town's RNLI lifeboat station and Tate St Ives before travelling to lunch on the iconic island. See all the news and pictures below.

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The Queen and Prince Phillip have spent the day in Cornwall meeting wellwishers and visiting St Ives' RNLI station, the Tate St Ives and lunching on St Michael's Mount.

The streets were thronging with people of all ages as Cornwall turned out to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty as she arrived at St Erth to take the branch line into St Ives.

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Pictures: Emily Sephton

 

The Queen spent time meeting the crowds on a harbourside walk, picking up more than one posey of flowers from Cornish schoolchildren, after speaking to RNLI volunteers and signing the visitors book at the lifeboat station.

 

 

 

The royal visit then moved onto Tate St Ives to meet local dignitaries.

As would be expected, security was tight, but discrete.

 

 

The royal visitors then travelled to St Michael's Mount by the amphibious boat,the St Michael, with a choir from Marazion singing God Save the Queen in Latin on her arrival.

 


 

 

The royal couple then sat down to lunch with the St Aubyn family including Lord and Lady St Levan. She also made a lasting impression in the island, by leaving her footprints behind in fresh concrete.

 

 

And that about wraps it up for today's visit. Her Majesty has returned to Marazion ready for her departure.

 

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High level security at the Tate for the Queen's visit? According to this onlooker.

 

 

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The Queen at Marazion a few minutes ago, receiving posies from Marazion school children

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12:21pm Fri 17 May 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says

I hope she has a lovely time, she certainly appears to have good weather so far. It is nice to have a positive boost for those areas she is visiting and for Cornwall.

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Her Majesty has arrived at Tate St Ives to a sunny warm welcome

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West Cornwall MP Andrew George is joining today's celebrations when the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, visits St Ives and St Michael’s Mount in Marazion.

 

The Royal couple's visit will include a tour of the RNLI Lifeboat Station and the Tate St Ives gallery.

Mr George will join the dignitaries greeting Her Majesty’s arrival at St Ives Railway Station. 
 

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Today's train journey from St Erth to St Ives is believed to be the first time the Queen has travelled on a branch line train.

 

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The royal train has arrived. Reporters at the scene saying the Queen will disembark at 10.14, meet the duke, who is arriving by car, and change trains.

Pupils from St Erth Primary are at the station to give Her Majesty a warm welcome.

The turnout at St Ives station is 'magnificent', according to reporters at the scene.

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12:21pm Fri 17 May 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I hope she has a lovely time, she certainly appears to have good weather so far. It is nice to have a positive boost for those areas she is visiting and for Cornwall.
I hope she has a lovely time, she certainly appears to have good weather so far. It is nice to have a positive boost for those areas she is visiting and for Cornwall. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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4:17pm Fri 17 May 13

guest01 says...

We pay for her existence to have a good time, so she better enjoy it or just smile even if she doesn't.
We pay for her existence to have a good time, so she better enjoy it or just smile even if she doesn't. guest01
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