Wiltshire

Diamond Jubilee: Queen's Salisbury timetable revealed

Final preparations are being put in place for the Queen's visit to Salisbury on Tuesday, as part of her Diamond Jubilee Tour of the UK.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen will arrive in Salisbury by train.

The royal party will be taken to several sites around the city and will take part in a private lunch.

Wiltshire Council said it had ordered 4,000 Union Jack flags and 2,000 metres of bunting for the visit.

The first stop on the tour is the Rifles Regimental Museum in Cathedral Close where the Queen will attend a reception at which canap├ęs created by students from Wiltshire College will be served.

At 13:30 BST, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be taken to Salisbury Cathedral to tour a tented exhibition in the Cathedral Grounds showcasing the county's history and communities.

After being greeted by the Bishop of Salisbury, the Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, the royal party will be invited to meet local children working on projects based on the Magna Carta.

At about 14:20 BST, the party will return to the Cathedral Grounds for a display by the Band of The Prince of Wales' Division, Lucknow Barracks, Tidworth.

At 14:30 BST, the Queen will be invited to unveil a plaque commemorating the visit.

The Queen will return to Salisbury Station ahead of her visit to Somerset on 2 May.

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