Feb 08 2012

Programme announced for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Harrow

Harrow Council has announced further details of the Queen’s historic visit to Harrow on Thursday 29th March, the first day of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.

In Her Majesty’s first visit to the borough in almost eight years, The Queen will attend a specially commissioned community event at a school in Harrow to celebrate London’s diversity.

She will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh for the visit, which is being organised by Harrow Council in partnership with schools and community organisations from around the borough.

The event will pay tribute to The Queen’s six decades on the throne and celebrate both London’s tradition and its growing diversity during her reign. The Royal Couple will be treated to dance and music demonstrations from community groups and schools showcasing the various ages, abilities, faiths and nationalities in Harrow, the most religiously diverse borough in the UK.

Council photographer Dermot Carlin will present a portrait exhibition of 60 local faces – from an MBE-winning park keeper to a Holocaust survivor and a Harrow Youth worker to a local Bollywood singer – which will become a commemorative book presented to Her Majesty. The Queen and Prince Phillip will also be treated to the first performance of a musical score specially composed for the Diamond Jubilee by former Harrow High School pupils and performed by singers from all of Harrow’s community choirs.

Cllr Bill Stephenson, Leader of Harrow Council, said:

“Across the borough, residents and community groups are excitedly preparing for the visit on 29th March. We are all incredibly honoured that Harrow is one of only three North London boroughs The Queen will visit to mark the Diamond Jubilee.  It promises to be a momentous day and an opportunity for Harrow’s diverse community to share in the celebrations and commemorate her extraordinary reign.”

Further details of where residents will be able to catch a glimpse of The Queen will be released nearer the day.

Source: Harrow Council

So, no official news as to which school she’ll be visiting then?

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