The Queen attending the Maundy service in Peterborough on her first visit to the city.
The Queen attending the Maundy service in Peterborough on her first visit to the city.

Looking Back: When the Queen and Prince Philip first visited Peterborough’

Prince Philip was not a regular visitor to Peterborough but he accompanied the Queen on her first visit to the city.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:00 am

The royal couple attended the Maundy service at the cathedral.

It was the first time the city had received a visit from a reigning monarch.

To the delight of residents the Queen and Prince did a walkabout in Bridge Street.

The Queen was presented with flowers by Julie Swift, the daughter of Councillor Charles Swift.

The East Of England Show often welcomed Royal guests and in 1970 it welcomed Prince Philip who, judging by the picture, was on top form.

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