The Queen's Visit To The Tyne Tunnel

18 July 2012, 12:50

The Queen has been to visit the Tyne Tunnel and officially open the second tunnel on her trip around the North East to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee year.

Hundreds of people turned out to welcome the Queen.

She started off a wheelchair race on the south side of the tunnel before making her way north where she was greeted by schoolchildren and members of the public waving Union Jacks.

There were also dignitaries from the local councils and representatives from TT2, the operators of the Tyne Tunnels.

The Queen was presented a posy by 6 year old Lily Turnbull from Tynemouth. She was given the chance to hand over the flowers because her mum, Rachel Turnbull works as the Chief Financial Officer for TT2.

You can see a picture of Lily in our gallery here

The Managing Director TT2, Trevor Jackson, introduced Her Majesty on stage, and spoke to Capital FM's Anna Harding afterwards
 

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