The Queen visits Royal Holloway for a musical celebration

The Queen visits Royal Holloway

The Queen visits Royal Holloway - Credit: Archant

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited Royal Holloway in Egham to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Regius Professorship of Music, which was awarded in 2013.

The Queen visits Royal Holloway

The Queen visits Royal Holloway - Credit: Archant

The royal couple were greeted by cheers as they arrived by car to the North Clock Tower.

The Queen visits Royal Holloway

The Queen visits Royal Holloway - Credit: Archant

Musicians performed in the university’s Chapel before the royals met students and staff in the picture gallery, which houses the world renowned Royal Holloway Collection.

The Queen was the first person to sign the visitor’s book in 1986 when she inaugurated the merger of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College.

The Regius Professorship was awarded in recognition of the university’s exceptional standards of teaching and research to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

During her visit to Royal Holloway, the Queen also discussed recent floods in England and the problems of poverty in the world.

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