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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.

HM The Queen leaving the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449435)
HM The Queen leaving the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449435)
HM The Queen unveiled a plaque whilst visiting the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449487)
HM The Queen unveiled a plaque whilst visiting the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449487)
Users of the Dersingham Village Centre with the plaque that was unveiled by HM The Queen.. (13449485)
Users of the Dersingham Village Centre with the plaque that was unveiled by HM The Queen.. (13449485)

Although the event was a private visit, many wellwishers were waiting outside the building to greet the Queen both as she arrived and left.

Pupils from Dersingham Primary School waved Union flags as HM The Queen arrived at the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449429)
Pupils from Dersingham Primary School waved Union flags as HM The Queen arrived at the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449429)
Well wishers wave as HM The Queen leaves the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449483)
Well wishers wave as HM The Queen leaves the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449483)

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.

Well wishers wave as HM The Queen leaves the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449484)
Well wishers wave as HM The Queen leaves the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449484)
Police officers outside the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449432)
Police officers outside the Dersingham Village Centre.. (13449432)


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