Queen to visit Weston

UNION Jacks and cheering crowds are expected to line the streets as two Royal visitors return to Weston next month for the first time in 30 years

UNION Jacks and cheering crowds are expected to line the streets as two Royal visitors return to Weston next month for the first time in 30 years.The Queen will visit the town on July 20 accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip.The Royal couple's itinerary has not been finalised.This will be the first time the Queen has visited the town since the Silver Jubilee in 1977, when she arrived to a red carpet reception at Weston Railway Station, before proceeding to the seafront to be greeted by thousands of people at a party on the Beach Lawns.The Weston & Somerset Mercury reported at the time: "The Queen said: 'It was a wonderful reception.' "In fact it was a reception that, towards the end, was so enthusiastic it was in danger of getting out of hand."Police linked arms to form cordons but they and crash barriers disappeared among the crowds as the Queen and the Duke walked among displays by young people on the Beach Lawns."During their visit the Royal couple spent time talking to individuals and organisations including the scouts, guides, brownies and members of St John Ambulance.

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