LIVE BLOG: The Queen visits Bromley

LIVE BLOG: The Queen visits Bromley

LIVE BLOG: The Queen visits Bromley

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THE Queen will be visiting Bromley today as part of her diamond jubilee tour of the country.

It is her Majesty’s first visit to the borough since 1986, when she opened the Civic Centre.

News Shopper is covering this momentous occasion with a live blog bringing you news, pictures and opinion as it happens.


View our picture gallery of the Queen's visit to Bromley


Despite the pouring rain, thousands lined the streets to greet the Queen. Click here to read the full account of what happened when the Queen visited Bromley.

And of course we spoke to some of the people who had gathered to catch a glimpse of Her Royal Highness. Click here to find out what Bromley residents made of the occassion.


View our gallery of readers' pictures or click here to send us your photographs and videos


11:35am The party depart along the High Street. The Queen will now be making her way towards Merton where she will also be visiting today as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations.


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11:32am Moving onto Bromley High Street and meeting cadets. Lots of flags flying and music fills the air.

The Queen is presented with a carriage clock from some of the Bromley traders.


This Is Local London: Crowds as queen arrives on Bromley high street

11:30am Onlookers crane their necks to get a glimpse of Her Majesty.


11:30am The Queen and Prince Philip have been shown some work from designers at Debenhams in The Glades and are about to exit through White Hart Slip.


11:22am The group are being shown around some of the fashion exhibits, looking at one of the outfits designed by primary school children. Today, the queen is wearing a lavender tweed coat with matching hat.


11:16am The Duke of Edinburgh has now joined his wife as they enter The Glades.


11:11am Her Majesty has just unveiled a plaque on a commemoration tree and is being shown a floral display in the shape of a crown.


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11:05am The Queen takes the time to sit with some of the couples celebrating their diamond wedding anniversaries.


Joe Adams from Palace Road captured this video of the build up and arrival of the Queen.


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This Is Local London: Queens car bromley

10.54am The Queen drives past fans on Kentish Way – possibly in a light coloured outfit...


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10.47am Enthusiasm continues in spite of the cold and delays!


10.47am Crowds begin to cheer as news reaches that Her Royal Highness is at Tweedy Road.


10.45am The Queen is reportedly running late but should be arriving in the next few minutes.


10.35am Excitement is building as the Queen is due to arrive in within the next ten minutes.


This Is Local London: Jo Youll (in queen mask) with sons Alfie 9, frankie 7, stanley 6.

10.26am Jo Youll (in the Queen mask) with sons Alfie 9, Frankie 7 and Stanley 6.


This Is Local London: Balgowan Primary School Queen visits Bromley

10.24am Children from Balgowan Primary School with their banner to welcome the Queen.


This Is Local London: Kentish way queen bromley

10.22am Crowds gather under an ominous sky along Kentish Way.


10.16am Reporter Rachel Conner is currently in Queen's Gardens meeting some of the people specially invited to represent Bromley because of their work in the borough.


This Is Local London: Mayor of Bronley queen visit bromley

10.07am Mayor of Bromley Councillor David McBride.


This Is Local London: Morris dancing queen bromley

10.01am Morris dancers get their knees up on the high street.


This Is Local London: Man on stilts queen bromley

9.46am People on stilts stir up the crowd.


9.38am Despite the weather, there's a lot of exciting flag waving going on at Queen's Gardens too.


This Is Local London: Crowds gather queen bromley

9.32am This is the view from the press area. Live music has just started up and crowds are already gathering. There are lots of school groups out and about thankfully the rain has begun to slow.



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11:15am Tue 15 May 12

ron.1952 says...

Rons here, fumbling with me I Pad, hold on I'll have to put me bins on.
Some of these people with umbrellas need to take a little more care, I been poked and prodded everywhere. ;)
Rons here, fumbling with me I Pad, hold on I'll have to put me bins on. Some of these people with umbrellas need to take a little more care, I been poked and prodded everywhere. ;) ron.1952
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12:10pm Tue 15 May 12

jca111 says...

I uploaded a video of the build up and arrival of the Queen in Bromley along the A21.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=oQ7EdF-r5
IQ
I uploaded a video of the build up and arrival of the Queen in Bromley along the A21. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=oQ7EdF-r5 IQ jca111
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2:04pm Tue 15 May 12

AlexDeighton says...

I was in The Park itself as an "Invited Guest" and had a short chat with the Duke of Edinburgh who is actually a really nice guy, unfortunately, we weren`t allowed to take photos :(
I was in The Park itself as an "Invited Guest" and had a short chat with the Duke of Edinburgh who is actually a really nice guy, unfortunately, we weren`t allowed to take photos :( AlexDeighton
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9:55pm Tue 15 May 12

Venice says...

Hi, just wondered if anyone got a photo today in Queens Gardens, of my Mum giving the Queen flowers. It was just after the Queen and Prince Philip got out of the car, and the Queen headed for Mum, who was in a wheelchair wearing a bright jade green coat. It was a magical moment which mum will never forget, but as we were in front of the photographers, she wasn't photographed it seems. Would love a copy if anyone got a piccy would make Mum's year!

Vx
Hi, just wondered if anyone got a photo today in Queens Gardens, of my Mum giving the Queen flowers. It was just after the Queen and Prince Philip got out of the car, and the Queen headed for Mum, who was in a wheelchair wearing a bright jade green coat. It was a magical moment which mum will never forget, but as we were in front of the photographers, she wasn't photographed it seems. Would love a copy if anyone got a piccy would make Mum's year! Vx Venice
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9:44am Wed 16 May 12

miss rumble tumble says...

thousands of patriotic people waving our flags greeted them they knew bromley was a class area and that is the reason bromley was chosen,can you imagine the royals wanted to visit croydon? does not bear thinking of does it! lol
thousands of patriotic people waving our flags greeted them they knew bromley was a class area and that is the reason bromley was chosen,can you imagine the royals wanted to visit croydon? does not bear thinking of does it! lol miss rumble tumble
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6:41pm Wed 16 May 12

janeabbott says...

Hi Venice
I was standing immediately behind your mum and would love a photo also. A very nice photographer was standing right next to me, if you are reading this did you get a photo? If I get one Venice I will put another comment up, or maybe the Newshopper could ask in the paper for us?
Wendy
Hi Venice I was standing immediately behind your mum and would love a photo also. A very nice photographer was standing right next to me, if you are reading this did you get a photo? If I get one Venice I will put another comment up, or maybe the Newshopper could ask in the paper for us? Wendy janeabbott
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11:22am Thu 17 May 12

Venice says...

Thanks Wendy, no I didn't get one, but still trying. There's a photo above which looks like the Queen walking towards us, but don't know who took it.
Still looking, will let you know if i find one! Was such a special moment but no proof Mum met the Queen! Vx
Thanks Wendy, no I didn't get one, but still trying. There's a photo above which looks like the Queen walking towards us, but don't know who took it. Still looking, will let you know if i find one! Was such a special moment but no proof Mum met the Queen! Vx Venice
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9:27pm Fri 18 May 12

mouthalmighty says...

Miss rumble tumble are you serious? Bromley is not classy in my opinion. Pretentious? Yes. Not a nice place. I have always found it cold and uninviting.
Miss rumble tumble are you serious? Bromley is not classy in my opinion. Pretentious? Yes. Not a nice place. I have always found it cold and uninviting. mouthalmighty
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