Queen thanks York for splendid lunch and welcome

18 Apr 2012 @ 9.06 pm
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The Queen greets the Lord Mayor David Horton at Micklegate Bar. Photograph: adamthezebra, flickr

Turns out that the Queen had a cracking time while she was in York.

The Lord Mayor of York David Horton has received a letter from Buckingham Palace thanking the city for the welcome it gave the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York.

“The splendid lunch at the Mansion House, the work of many hands, was a great highlight and complemented what was a memorable day,” said the letter.

It went on to say: “On such a beautiful day, the Royal party much enjoyed the opportunity to meet and see so many of the people of York who gave them such a marvellous welcome.”

The royal party visited York on Maundy Thursday, April 5, as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour.

Coun David Horton, said: “It was an incredible honour to welcome Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Party to York and we will treasure these memories for years to come.”

The authorities estimated that 15,000 people were in York that day.

  • Read our experience of the Royal Visit here.