10:21am Tuesday 1st May 2012
By Mike Wilkinson
As the Queen marks her Diamond Jubilee with an historic visit to Salisbury today, we will bring you live updates throughout the day.
Representatives from each community area will be showing off local talent and craftwork in special jousting tents, while students from Wiltshire College's Trowbridge and Salisbury campuses will be serving up canapés at the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire's function.
The canapés have been created for the 150 dignatories, including the Royal party.
Steve Lloyd, catering leader at Trowbridge, said: "We are serving 10 different canapés. We have prepared them and we will finish them off when we get down to Salisbury. It is going to be a big day for the students."
10.00 - A very wet launch to a long day of events. 20 blue, 20 red, 20 white and six silver balloons have been released to commemorate the occasion. Pouring rain continues.
11.00 - Medieval re-enactors entertaining crowds outside Salisbury Cathedral as the rain starts to lighten and stop.
12.00 - Queen arrived in Salisbury and is now at a reception at the city’s Rifles Museum. The royal train pulled in to the railway station just before noon and the Queen, dressed in a fuchsia hat and coat, and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled by car along Fisherton Street and into High Street to the Close. Streets along the route were lined with well-wishers saving flags and cheering and the bells of St Thomas’s Church were rung in greeting.
13.00 - Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh having lunch with the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, with crowds at the cathedral west doors gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. The Queen will shortly be visiting the Wiltshire area tents of Westbury, Swindon, Amesbury and Pewsey, with the Duke of Edinburgh heading to the tents of Devizes, Marlborough, Malmesbury and Southern Wiltshire.
14.00 - Queen visits the Westbury tent and takes a great interest in the White Horse display and the stand featuring the pliosaur skull, which was excavated in Westbury in 1994. Her Majesty then unveiled a plaque by the North Door of the cathedral before leaving by train for Somerset, where she will start a tour of the county at Yeovil tomorrow
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