Queen will begin her 60th year as monarch at King’s Lynn Town Hall and Dersingham Infants School

The Queen will begin her 60th year as monarch in Norfolk.

She will take a loyal address from West Norfolk Mayor Colin Sampson at King's Lynn Town Hall on February 6 - the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne, in 1952.

The Queen will later visit Dersingham Infants School - whose children are understood to have invited her.

On February 2, the Monarch is expected to visit RAF Marham. On February 3, she will plant a tree at Sandringham to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, accompanied by the Princess Royal, who is patron of the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods Project.

The eyes of the world were on Norfolk on February 6, 1952, when Royal aides announced that King George VI had died in his sleep at Sandringham.

His eldest daughter Princess Elizabeth, who was 25, became Queen. She returned to Sandringham immediately from Kenya, where she was on tour with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh.

Events are planned across the county to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

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As well as street parties, there will be everything from flotillas to fly pasts as the nation celebrates over the weekend of June 1 - 4.

Norwich Cathedral will be staging a flower festival over the Jubilee Weekend, on the theme of 60 years of Norfolk.

Flower clubs from acrosss the county have been invited to take part in the event, which will be in aid of the Cathedral, the Big C and Families House.

There will also be a Jacqui Dankworth concert on the Saturday night and a special thanksgiving evensong on the Sunday.

The EDP is publishing a series of special supplements to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

As well as rare photographs from our archives and other collections, each will feature a guide to Diamond Jubilee events happening acrosss Norfolk and Waveney. The next is due out on February 21.

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