The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh in Pembrokeshire
Updated 9:10pm Tuesday 29th April 2014 in News
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- The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are visiting Pembrokeshire today.
We're going to end this blog now, but look out for more articles and galleries on the rest of the royal visit - coming soon!
Among the people and horses she was introduced was Grand National favourite Teaforthree trained here in Pembrokeshire by Rebecca Curtis.
RT @FinolaFindlay: @WTelegraph we saw HRH this morning 🇬🇧👑💙 http://t.co/NeSt0yTRLI— @jonnybap82 29 April 2014
Went to wave to the queen with @lucy01lou as she was on her way through Pembroke Dock. @WTelegraph http://t.co/9E2YNIJtsF— @ToriCannon_x 29 April 2014
RT @example: Just met the Queen ! Huge thanks to @LifeWaterUK for inviting me down today as an ambassador for the charity http://t.co/btvQL…— @LottieEloise 29 April 2014
The Queen and Prince Philip arrive at the Dockyard Chapel in Pembroke Dock... http://t.co/BW65xuDlmL— @sazradio 29 April 2014
A special welcoming party for the Queen in Pembroke Dock.... http://t.co/fQYcL2a9sJ— @sazradio 29 April 2014
She was helped with the opening by children from three of the town's primary schools.
Among the other people she was due to meet are Cllr Pam George, chairman of the town's Bicentenary committee and events co-ordinator Martin Cavaney - more used to being behind the camera for royal visits in his day job as a press and PR photographer!
This afternoon the Queen has been opening the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and unveiling a 'Timeline Wall' celebrating the town's 200 years of history - much of it in service to 'Crown and Country'.
Just seen the queen!! #pembs #queensvisit 👸👑— @Natty1385 29 April 2014
Just saw the Queen at Pembroke Dock! :-D— @Simon_Champion 29 April 2014
Excitement builds at Pembroke Dock in advance of the Queen's visit: @sunderlandtrust https://t.co/CSaNtlcgSs— @JamesParkin2010 29 April 2014
Fantastic day for a #RoyalVisit to Puffin Produce! http://t.co/m7KsGdgOot— @SheilaMColeman 29 April 2014
RT @deacon_manu: What a morning meeting the Queen with @EmyrPhillips2 #RoyalVisit http://t.co/DjZPSyu7el— @EmyrPhillips2 29 April 2014
The royal visit today highlights some of the best our constituency offers @PrincesGateUK @sunderlandtrust #royalvisit #pembrokeshire— @CWaSP_Labour 29 April 2014
RT @thecarlydenton: #HappyDaysChildcare #Haverfordwest #Pembrokeshire #RoyalTrain #RoyalVisit #HRH #Queen #Duke http://t.co/wsCxkLC2mb— @MNPembrokeshire 29 April 2014
Radio Pembs: James here on this sunny Tuesday! Impressed the girls in the office got this great glimpse of the Queen https://t.co/SY0eUZ9M2i— @onenarberth 29 April 2014
We were thrilled and honoured by our visit from Her Majesty The Queen this morning. She toured the hospital... http://t.co/4UMT6H3cz9— @Cottsequine 29 April 2014
This afternoon the Royal Couple will be heading for the Royal Dockyard at Pembroke Dock. They are due to visit the dockyard's chapel which has been restored.
It's a very special year for Pembroke Dock - which is marking its bicentenary this year, 200 years.
The couple have been joined for lunch by 31 guests invited by Pembrokeshire County Council. The Picton Castle Trust is being represented at the lunch by Nicky Philipps and her mother Susie Philipps.
Lunch is being cooked and presented by Picton Castle Restaurant chef, Maria Grimwood.
Lunch is at Picton Castle where the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh took a short tour of the Library, Great Hall and White and Gold drawing room first.
This morning the Queen visited Cotts Farm Equine Hospital at Roberston Wathen where those greeting her included racehorse and Grand National favourite Teaforthree trained by Pembrokeshire based trainer Rebecca Curtis.
Her Majesty The Queen at Princes Gate Spring Water this morning...now off to The Sunderland Trust, Pembroke Dock.... http://t.co/dNFDBgbQa6— @GDPTenby 29 April 2014
RT @lovepembs: It is a lovely day in Pembrokeshire today! Perfect for the Royal Visit. Have you spotted any special visitors... http://t.co…— @GApeinion 29 April 2014
Great weather for the Royal visit. Good cooking to Maria, Ben and Pip and co. as they make lunch for them at Picton Castle.— @ScovRockPembs 29 April 2014
Quick tea break to wave to the queen.... She was eating a banana aswell!@pete4tomo #narberth http://t.co/bWT9gQukbj— @divry 29 April 2014
Her Majesty is now on her way to Narberth-based Princes Gate Spring Water as she waves to the crowds. http://t.co/DZR5LDPdbI— @Mo_Holland 29 April 2014
A royal welcome awaits here with Templeton and Narberth Primaries #RoyalVisit #wavethoseflags http://t.co/pn1hatoGUC— @PrincesGateUK 29 April 2014
RT @PrincesGateUK: #murraysmound #henmanhill it's Her Highness' Hill here! #RoyalVisit http://t.co/fYOQI15sRj— @GroomPropertyM 29 April 2014
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at Princes Gate... #RoyalVisit http://t.co/5CFkoALUHL— @PrincesGateUK 29 April 2014
The Duke's first stop was Puffin Produce. He's pictured here being shown round by Puffin's Huw Thomas. Picture: Harry Williams Photography’
The Queen was greeted by a welcoming crowd when she arrived at Haverfordwest Railway Station earlier this morning.
We've out together a #RoyalPlaylist for the Queen and Prince Philips visit to Pembs today.... See our FB page... http://t.co/pFWSF2Si2B— @CleddauRadio 29 April 2014
RT @RadioPembs: Royal excitement in #Pembs! @PembsPhoto pics here: https://t.co/sCUTO4Fmuk— @pembsphoto 29 April 2014
The Hook school kids were six year olds Lily Ramsey and Rhys Jones. 'He said thank you very much' said Rhys.
The Duke is leaving now. Everyone agrees it was a wonderful visit.
Almost met the Duke! He passed by the local journalists but I was live tweeting and failed to catch his eye!
Pupils from Hook School are presenting the Duke with a model wagon commemorating the school's 100 year anniversary
Now he is greeting a long line of growers and their families, including a baby.
The Duke has just unveiled a special plaque to commemorate his visit. A member of staff was steadying the easel holding the plaque, and the Duke joked "Don't you trust it?"
The Duke is speaking to Puffin Produce staff Chris Chunk and Bev Humphries.
Now the Duke is looking at a conveyor belt transporting bags of potatoes. Its the packing machine. The Duke spoke to staff member Lucy Parr.
Now visiting the potato grading room, it's quite loud!
The Duke is now looking at state of the art machinery in the factory.
Head of Spittal School John Palmer said he is excited for the children and thinks they will remember the experience for the rest of their lives.
Puffin Produce has known about the visit for three weeks. They have carefully planned the visit to allow the Duke an overview of everything the company does. He has arrived.
He has been greeting the company directors accompanied by Sara Edwards, in her office as deputy lieutenant of Dyfed.
The Duke is looking at a beautiful display of the company's Blas y Tir brand. And was heading for the cold store.
Excitement has been building at Puffin Produce this morning. Children from Hook and Spittal school getting very excited and practising waving their Welsh flags.
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