Queen pays visit to new Dersingham village centre
The Queen may be missing the christening of her latest great-grandchild this weekend, but she has been back in her beloved West Norfolk today.
The 93-year-old monarch met community leaders in Dersingham this afternoon as she toured its new village centre.
The £1 million community hub has been up and running since last autumn and the Queen unveiled a plaque to celebrate its opening.
Although the event was a private visit, many wellwishers were waiting outside the building to greet the Queen both as she arrived and left.
She is understood to be spending the weekend at Sandringham with the Duke of Edinburgh, amid controversy over the scheduling of the christening of her newest great-grandson.
The Queen will be absent when Archie, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is christened in Windsor tomorrow.
And national media reports today have suggested some senior Buckingham Palace officials were critical of the couple over its scheduling.