A royal proxy appeared in Her Majesty’s stead as a Houghton Regis primary school celebrated The Queen’s 90th birthday.
Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis, The Queen’s representative in the county, visited Tithe Farm Primary School on April 25 to help patriotic pupils mark the royal birthday.
Mrs Nellis was given a tour of the school by head girl Caitlin Foster and head boy Kealan Hawthorne, visiting every class and talking with children and their teachers.
The Lord-Lieutenant learnt about the celebrations held to mark The Queen’s birthday, with all children having a street party-style lunch, and every class enjoying a special birthday cake made by the school cook.
She then took part in a special assembly where she talked to the children about her role as The Queen’s representative in Bedfordshire.
Mrs Nellis said of her visit: “I had a wonderful visit to Tithe Farm Primary School and was delighted to meet the amazing pupils and staff.
“There is a really vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere in the school and I enjoyed hearing about their exciting achievements and plans for the future.”