Her Majesty The Queen is the Patron of The Scout Association. Explorer Scouts from Bromley joined in her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, as they became Guard of Honour for her visit to the borough.
The London Borough of Bromley one of only three South London boroughs being visited has been selected to host a momentous event as part of South London 's Jubilee celebrations.
The unique all day, “London as a Global Centre of Fashion” saw Queen's Gardens and the Glades Shopping Centre transformed with fashion exhibits, celebrations of British fashion designers from the past 60 years and fashions of the future.
At 10.30 am the Royal car arrived from Buckingham Palace driving along Tweedy Road and Kentish Way to the entrance of Queen’s Gardens where Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh commenced their tour meeting members of Bromley Scouts.
Explorer Scout, Niamh Roberts,15, said “I am so excited to be part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It’s a once in a lifetime experience.”
Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Queen's Gardens where they attended a preview of a special public event, commemorating the Queen's 60 years as monarch.
They then proceeded to The Glades shopping centre, which showcased exhibits celebrating British fashion designers from the last 60 years. The Royal couple made their way through Market Square and High Street when they visited exhibitions and demonstrations then met invited guests. At 11.30am they departed for their next visits to Merton and Richmond.
The Queen last visited the borough in 1986 to open Bromley Civic Centre and to visit Crystal Palace during her Golden Jubilee celebrations.
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