A CROWD of more than 200 people are waiting in Harrow to see the Queen.
Harrow Observer reporters at the scene Ian Proctor and Hannah Bewley have described the excitement this afternoon as local people await their special guests.
The Queen and Prince Philip are coming to town today for the first time in almost eight years.
It is the first day of the London diamond jubilee tour.
Hannah said: "There are some very well dressed guests turning up with their invites... The 9th Kenton scout group have arrived and all can't wait to see the Queen. They also enjoying missing maths!"
Ian added: "Dignitaries including council leader Bill Stephenson and council chief executive Michael Lockwood have just arrived, all wearing the Diamond Jubilee brooches... The guests are streaming in now, and a long queue is forming at the entrance to the school. There's more than 200 well wishers lining the streets. Overheard copper saying things are being delayed by the surge of guests turning up all at once."
The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Krishna-Avanti Primary School, and have a packed schedule of things to see and do during their visit.
The Harrow Observer is following every step of the day through a live blog.
A screen will be set up outside the school so people can watch the action.
Although the Queen is not arriving until approximately 2.45pm, lots of Observer readers have headed to the live blog to share their thoughts and pictures.
'Carrie' said on our blog... 'My son is attending with his teacher as invited guests from Pinner Park school. He was luckily chosen to represent the school and I'm sure it will be a great experience for a six year old their thoughts.'
Claire Palmer said: "There are morris dancers creating a wonderful party atmosphere."
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