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Mar 30 2012

Queen’s Visit to Harrow – photographs

Hundreds of flag-waving residents lined Camrose Avenue in Edgware yesterday to welcome The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh

The Royal Couple visited a community event at Krishna Avanti School and met scores of schoolchildren, community groups and volunteers in a celebration of Harrow, and London’s, diversity.

There were music and dance performances as well as a special photographic exhibition called 60 Faces, by council photographer Dermot Carlin, featuring a snapshot of residents and groups from the borough.

See photos of the visit on the Council’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lbharrow

Cllr Bill Stephenson, Leader of Harrow Council said: “This has been a truly a memorable day for Harrow. More than 1,500 residents were directly involved in welcoming The Queen to the borough, with hundreds more lining the streets and watching the visit on big screens. We had miles of bunting and more than and thousand of flags were waved. Harrow once again showed its great community spirit as well as its diversity. The event was not only a celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but all that is special about Harrow.”

Michael Lockwood, Chief Executive, Harrow Council said: “We are honoured that The Queen and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh chose to visit Harrow in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. All departments across the council were involved in planning and preparing for the visit and the result was a community celebration to remember.”

Council photographer Dermot Carlin presented The Queen with a portrait exhibition of 60 local faces that sums up the diversity and uniqueness of Harrow.

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