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Crowds of people who had been waiting in sunshine for Her Majesty for hours roared as her train pulled into Matlock Train Station.

The Queen arrived in the station on an East Midlands Trains service shortly after 10am today (Thursday, July 10).

Her Majesty, wearing a matching sky blue coat and hat, accepted a bouquet of flowers from eight–year–old Maggie Young, of Walton–on–Trent.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, she waved to the hordes of delighted spectators, before getting in her car and being driven to John Smedley’s at Lea Mills.

Youngsters from All Saint’s Junior School, in Matlock, were among the many schoolchildren allowed to go down for a glimpse of Her Majesty.

Head teacher Mrs Caroline Newton said: “I think it was a fantastic opportunity for children to see Her Majesty and the Duke.

“They’ve been so excited to see her and it was lovely that the Duke stopped to speak to some of our pupils.

“It’s a wonderful experience and it’s so memorable for children. For the rest of their lives they will never forget.”

The Queen has now left Lea Mills and is on her way to Chatsworth House.

To view a video of the Queen arriving in Matlock, click on the link above.

Watch the Mercury website for a full report and updates on her visit to Derbyshire throughout the day.

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