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PUBLISHED: 18:00 17 September 2020
Did you see the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit Ipswich Waterfront in 2002?
Our photos recall the memorable visit during Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee year.
Large crowds turned out in glorious sunshine to welcome the royal couple, with sunhats much in evidence as well as Union Flags.
The Queen unveiled a plaque to officially open Ipswich Waterfront. She and Prince Philip also went on a 20-minute walkabout at the marina and chatted to some of the crowd before being whisked away by car, as the crowd gave them a round of applause. They also visited Felaw Maltings.
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There have been many royal visits to East Anglia over the years, including other appearances by both the Queen and Prince Philip.
Following a previous nostalgia feature about royal visits, Jeff Richardson wrote in about a much earlier occasion. He said: “In the early 1950s, probably 1954, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visited Ipswich. I was a young teenage cadet in the Cattawade Squadron of the Air Training Corps (ATC) and we paraded and were inspected by him in (I think) Bourne Park, Ipswich.
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“I can’t remember any other details of that visit but it was probably part of a larger visit to Suffolk. Years later, in 1964, I was crew on an RAF Comet aircraft in which he returned to the UK from Iceland and had the honour of shaking his hand as he departed the aircraft.”
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What are your memories of royal visits to East Anglia? Email email@example.com or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS.
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