BUCKINGHAM Palace has announced that the Queen will start her Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a visit to Walthamstow.

The Queen is scheduled to have lunch at Waltham Forest Town Hall, in Forest Road, Walthamstow, on March 29. She will then go on to visit Harrow and Redbridge on the same day.

The visit is the first stop on the Queen’s tour around the UK which will celebrate her 60 years on the throne. Other members of the royal family are also touring around the Commonwealth to celebrate the milestone.