THE QUEEN enjoyed afternoon tea in Richmond Park during the latest leg of her Diamond Jubilee Tour this week.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip visited the park, in Hounslow's neighbouring borough of Richmond, on Tuesday afternoon (May 15).
Crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the Queen, who is celebrating her 60th year since succeeding her father King George VI as monarch, and enjoy exhibitions and live music as part of the one-day 'Wild London' festival.
Her Majesty was treated to afternoon tea in Holly Lodge Gardens, where she unveiled a plaque for a new holly tree, and met young and adult riders from the charity Riding for the Disabled.
There was also an encounter with a dog, but fortunately not a repeat of the infamous ‘Fenton’ incident for the which the park gained noteriety.
She also watched legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough dig the first spade of earth for a Jubilee Pond being created in her honour.
The pond, located between Sheen Cross and the Royal Ballet School, is being jointly funded by conservation charity Healthy Planet and the Friends of Richmond Park, which has launched a public appeal for donations.