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Flags come out for the Queen as she visits Berkhamsted

PUBLISHED: 11:55 11 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:22 11 May 2016

The Queen is presented with a book written by former schoolmaster John Davison, Berkhamsted School  A 475th Anniversary Portrait (photo Will Gunary)

The Queen is presented with a book written by former schoolmaster John Davison, Berkhamsted School  A 475th Anniversary Portrait (photo Will Gunary)

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Berkhamsted was in full royal fever for a visit by the Queen, the patron of Berkhamsted School, as part of celebrations to mark its 475th anniversary.

Her Majesty meeting delighted children from Berkhamsted School (photo Alan Davidson)Her Majesty meeting delighted children from Berkhamsted School (photo Alan Davidson)

Berkhamsted was in full royal fever for a visit by the Queen on Friday (June 6), the patron of Berkhamsted School, as part of celebrations to mark its 475th anniversary.

On arrival, the Queen inspected a guard of honour formed from the school’s Combined Cadet Force, which celebrates its own anniversary – the 125th – this year.

Displays celebrating various aspects of school life were also on show, including choral performances by St Peter’s Church choir featuring pupils from seven local schools and a performance by pupils of an excerpt from their forthcoming production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr.

The Queen later attended a reception and met members of the community, including the heads of local schools and charities, and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the visit.

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