THE QUEEN is inside a Harrow school, receiving a warm welcome from local schoolchildren.
Her majesty arrived with Prince Philip earlier this afternoon to crowds of cheering people waving flags and smiling.
She has just viewed the 60 Faces exhibition, and has met Martin Verden, chairman of Harrow Heritage Trust.
Asif Iqbal MBE, President of Harrow Asian Deaf Club, said: The Queens Diamond Jubilee celebration is a fantastic event not to be missed. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to celebrate our great pride, affection and a fitting tribute to Her Majesty The Queen for her fantastic contribution to British Life."
The Queen is wearing an aquamarine coat and hat, one visitor to our blog said she took her breath away.
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.
The Harrow Observer is following every step of the day through a live blog.
Lex, Jane and Alison, who are following the blog, said: "We are at work in Harrow and gutted to be missing it!"
'Michael' said: "At home sick from work. Hoping my daughter who is stewarding at the school is lucky enough to meet Her Majesty."
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