Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Queen Elizabeth II in pictures: The Queen opens new centre named in her honour

Queen Elizabeth II visited the UK’s oldest children’s charity today to open a new centre named in her honour.

Her Majesty arrived at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is based in London, in a beautiful blue ensemble.

Wearing an aqua blue coat with black buttons down the front and a black fur collar, the Queen greeted children and waiting well-wishers at the new centre.

She teamed her outfit with a matching hat with a co-ordinating black flower detail on the brim and a diamond and silver broach on her coat.

The 92-year-old Monarch wore a pair of black gloves and carried her favourite leather handbag for her royal visit.

This is the Queen’s fourth visit to Coram, which has been helping vulnerable children since 1739.

She first visited in 1936 as a young princess with her grandmother Queen Mary and her sister Princess Margaret. She also visited in 1975 and 2009.

The Coram, named after the charity’s founder, Thomas Coram, was originally called the Foundling Hospital, and was the first home in London to care for abandoned babies and vulnerable children.

During her visit today, Queen Elizabeth II met Mr Edward Newton, aged 104, the oldest surviving pupil from The Foundling Hospital.

She was also presented with pictures from the children and officially opened The Queen Elizabeth II Centre.

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