A Royal welcome – in true Leicester style

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee visit to Leicester was an incredible day that many of us will never forget.

The Royal Party saw an amazing fashion show at De Montfort University, attended a service in the Cathedral, and visited our historic clock tower.

During their visit to De Montfort, I was really pleased that the Queen, Prince Philip and Duchess of Cambridge heard about the Square Mile project, which aims to help local residents in Fosse, Woodgate and Newfoundpool. The Queen also met Chelsie White, a pupil at Slater Primary School, who won a competition for drawing the best picture of a corgie, which she presented to the Queen.

I think the Royal Visit showed the very best of Leicester – from our past, present and future. Above all it demonstrated the huge talents and strengths we have in our city, and the generosity of spirit of our citizens.

You can watch a short video of the visit to De Montfort by clicking on here.