Royal tour of Suffolk unveiled

HERE'S where you can see The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh during their golden jubilee visit to Suffolk later this month.Details of the royal route during the couple's visit to Ipswich and Stowmarket have been released today.

HERE'S where you can see The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh during their golden jubilee visit to Suffolk later this month.

Details of the royal route during the couple's visit to Ipswich and Stowmarket have been released today.

The royal couple will be driven to Ipswich Waterfront after flying in to Alexandra Park.

They will be driven to the bottom of Coprolite Street, opposite the Neptune Quay Marina, and will walk from there to the Old Custom House.


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The general public will be able to see them from the car park next to the new flats at Neptune Square.

Invited guests should have a good view of the royal couple in front of the quayside buildings, and barriers will be put in place to hold them back.

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The general public will get another view of The Queen as she arrives at the Old Custom House where she will officially open the Ipswich Waterfront.

From the Old Custom House, the royal couple will be driven to Felaw Maltings.

Their convoy will travel along College Street, across Stoke Bridge, along Dock Street and New Cut West to the Maltings where there will be more space for invited guests and the general public to see them.

During her visit to the Maltings, The Queen will be connected by video link to the Evening Star and will formally start the press. She will also unveil a plaque marking her visit to the business centre.

After leaving Felaw Maltings, the convoy will travel along Wherstead Road, over Stoke Bridge, go past the Novotel and then travel along St Peter's Street, St Nicholas Street, Falcon Street, Dogs Head Street, Upper Brook Street, Tavern Street, Westgate Street, St Matthew's Street, and Norwich Road before heading towards Stowmarket.

Barriers will be put up to allow crowds to form, and a band will play on the Cornhill.

The royal convoy is due to leave Felaw Street just after 11.30am on July 17, and is expected to take about ten to 15 minutes to travel through the town centre.

The convoy will arrive in Stowmarket along Ipswich Street where barriers will be put up to allow crowds to form.

The Queen and Prince Phillip will leave their car in the market place where special exhibitions celebrating Suffolk's agricultural heritage will be set up.

There will be an area set aside here for specially-invited guests and people with disabilities, but there will also be space for the general public to see the visit which is due to last about 15 minutes from 12.10pm.

The convoy will head out of Stowmarket along Station Road West and Gipping Way heading towards Bury St Edmunds.

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