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The Queen is greeted by well-wishers as she visits NIAB


By Alex Spencer


The Queen was greeted by crowds of well-wishers as she arrived in the Cambridge region.

Her first port of call was the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Histon, at 11.15am this morning (July 9).

The Queen visits NIAB, Histon. Picture Keith Heppell. (13583056)
The Queen visits NIAB, Histon. Picture Keith Heppell. (13583056)

She was met by the mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Gerri Bird, as well as the Bishop of Ely, Stephen Conway, and Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite.

Her Majesty toured an exhibition at NIAB, celebrating 100 years of crop research and, at the age of 93, proved she could still wield a spade by planting a hornbeam tree outside the facilities.

The Queen visits NIAB, Histon. Picture Keith Heppell. (13583578)
The Queen visits NIAB, Histon. Picture Keith Heppell. (13583578)

Later she attended Queens' College for lunch and then visited the Royal Papworth Hospital where she officially opened the new building


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