Picture gallery: Crowds delighted at Queen’s visit to Felsted School

06:08 07 May 2014

HM The Queen's visit to Felsted School. Pictures: Katalin Karolyi

HM The Queen's visit to Felsted School. Pictures: Katalin Karolyi

© Katalin Karolyi. All rights reserved.

People lined the streets of Felsted waving Union Jack flags to welcome the arrival of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The spectators waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the monarch as she arrived at Felsted School on Tuesday for the school’s 450th anniversary celebrations.

Angie Dorrington, whose children used to attend the school, said: “I think it is such an honour that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have come here today and it is really exciting for everybody. I am proud to be British and proud to have a monarchy!”

As soon as the Queen’s car was in sight, cheers and applause erupted from members of the eagerly-waiting public.

Lesley Taylor, 68, who lives in The Vicarage, Felsted, wouldn’t have missed it for the world. She said: “This is wonderful for the school and the village. To have a monarch come to the area is just amazing.”

And Lorraine Gordon added: “Events like these do not come round very often, in fact this is a once in a lifetime opportunity which makes it fantastic that it is in our local area.”

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