PEOPLE ARE waving flags in the Harrow sunshine as rumour has it the Queen is just minutes away.
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: "Nicole Duffy and her grandmother Kathleen O'Connor have the best seats in the house. Their bedroom windows! Nicole said: "Nothing like this ever happens here."
She added: "The Queen is going to be early, so Ian tells me. That means there's only ten minutes left until she gets here."
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.
Claire Palmer joined in the fun at our blog, she said: "The choir is now in the 'welcome zone' awaiting the Queen. There are hundreds of people there."
One lady said: "My husband is there now...he is also on the "60 Faces of Harrow" book..."
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