Teen doorman Luke's special day

FOR 17-year-old Luke Derrett, today's visit by the Queen will be extra special.

FOR 17-year-old Luke Derrett, today's visit by the Queen will be extra special.

As Lord Lieutenant's Cadet he has the honour of opening the monarch's car door for her as she leaves St Edmundsbury Cathedral following the Maundy Money Service.

Luke, of Stonechat Road, Ipswich, has been a member of Suffolk Army Cadet Force for five years.

He is attached to Holbrook Grenadier Guards and is hoping to join the Army in September as a mechanic.

Yesterday the Suffolk New College student had a dress rehearsal to run through exactly what he will be doing during the Queen's visit.

He said: “I'm looking forward to it. It's a huge privilege. My family are extremely proud.

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“The rehearsal went well and I learnt exactly what I will be doing.

“When Her Majesty leaves the Maundy Service at the cathedral I will be part of her guard and I will have to open her car door for her before she leaves.”

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