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Queen's visit to Barkingside - live
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- Queen in visit to Barnardo's headquarters in Barkingside
- Her Majesty to be accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall
- They will officially open new facilities in Tanners Lane building
- The Queen is a patron for the charity. Camilla is its President
- Updates from reporter Natalie Glanvill
103 year old meets the Queen outside Barnardo's HQ "I can't believe I met the Queen" says Elizabeth #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/NYBbxVLnJy— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Barkingside says farewell to the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall #QueenRedbridge A great day for Barnardo's! http://t.co/35gJPoTnpT— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Bye Bye #queen @barnardos #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/eVRAYsVKc8— @joe_dorrian 10 December 2013
The Queen takes a stocking off of a Barnardo's child to place on the Christmas tree #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/5pqYPJBder— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
The Queen and Camilla unveil the plaque #QueenRedbridge not the best picture but there plenty more from today http://t.co/duwNyZxUHe— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Camilla speaks with Joanna Laswon Barnardo's company secretary £ in-house lawyer #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/Ovq3O2Rxsu— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
In Barbardo's Mossford Room where the Queen and Camilla are meeting trustees and donors #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/UeBTRaul5l— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Barnardo's Appeal Advisory Board volunteer fundraisers from all over the UK #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/McdnUg2g2E— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
The special plaque which is soon to be unveiled by Her Royal Highness and Royal Duchess #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/QKz2pPp2MX— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
A very unexpected but special close-up with the Queen as she finds out about the new HQ #QueenRedbridge #Barkingside http://t.co/w6LeR9Xuar— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Queen wears a white lavender & baby blue tweed coat by Stuart Parvin and hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/WdBFwcUAlI— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Camilla speaks with Barnardo's care leavers. She is wearing a dove grey wool coat by Bruce Oldfield #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/8zBbB9GfQ8— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall have arrived at Tanners Lane #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/ZLJ3gYqfjE— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
The Christmas tree which willbe decorated by the Queen and Camilla with baubles from Barnardo's #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/Uk0qbLwxVO— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Less than 10 minutes to go before Barnardo's Patron the Queen and the President The Duchess of Cornwall arrive #QueenBarkingside— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Hundreds gather outside Barnardo's in Tanners Lane- as they await the royal party #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/Qmn35Cjm2W— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
The Queen last visited Barkingside Barnardo's almost 30 years ago, the Duchess of Cornwall visited last in 2007 #QueenRedbridge— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Barnardo's staff get ready for the royal arrival #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/XMsiYqyEnU— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
New Yorker David Rimmer has come to Barkingside to get a glimpse of Her Royal Majesty. Go David! http://t.co/KfRfyTDAzi— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Less than one hour to go before the royal party arrive #QueenRedbridge— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Felicity Banks has arrived at Barnardo's HQ in Tanners Lane #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/WRYZtgdn3s— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
Crowds start to gather outside Barnardo's HQ for the arrival of the Queen & the Duchess of Cornwall #QueenRedbridge http://t.co/R2Fo9UyH9o— @NatG_Guardian 10 December 2013
The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Barkingside today to officially open the new headquarters of children's charity Barnardo's.
The royal party is expected to arrive in Tanner Lane at around 3pm.
The Queen and Camilla, the charity's patron and president respectively, will be welcomed by Peter Brooks, acting chief executive of the charity.
As part of the royal visit, they will tour new facilities, meeting staff, volunteers, and families who have adopted and fostered vulnerable children.
The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall will then unveil a plaque.
It will the Queen's second visit to Redbridge in two years.
In 2012, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Valentines Mansion and Garden in Ilford as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.
Live coverage of the royal visit will begin at about 2pm.
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