TV presenter Julia Bradbury entertains the Queen at WI meeting in Norfolk

The Queen was entertained by a speech on the delights of hill walking by TV presenter Julia Bradbury today, when she attended a Women's Institute meeting at a Norfolk village hall.

The 84-year-old monarch is the honorary president of Sandringham WI, which meets at West Newton Village Hall.

The Queen arrived by Range Rover this afternoon, wearing a fawn-coloured coat in the drizzle. She was welcomed by WI chair Yvonne Browne and her deputy Ann Whiting.

The sound of members singing the National Anthem could be heard outside as the Queen entered the village hall, before spending almost two hours at the meeting.

After the Queen left, Mrs Browne said Queen gave an address, telling members what she had been doing over the last year, before members performed a play based on Fawlty Towers.

'She had a few giggles,' said Mrs Browne, who has been a member of the WI since 1991.

Miss Bradbury, who presents the BBC's Countryfile, admitted to a few nerves afterwards.

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'If anyone said they weren't nervous standing two feet from the Queen about to give a speech they're telling porky pies,' she said.

'She's a very well-rounded, well-travelled lady. I hope she enjoyed the stories.'

Miss Bradbury spoke about her love of hill walking and her career making programmes on outdoor issues.

She also included an anecdote about a meeeting with Prince Charles.

'I was turning on the Christmas lights in Keswick, Cumbria, after the floods of 2009,' she said.

'We were being shown around Keswick before and he didn't know who I was. He came up and said: 'Oh hello - do you work for the tourist board as well.'

Miss Bradbury said she accepted the invitation from Sandringham WI because she was 'a huge fan' of the WI.

The Queen attends a WI meeting each January, while spending Christmas and New Year at Sandringham.

There have been links between female Royals and the institute for almost a century.

Speaking to WI members last year, the Queen told them: 'In this time of change and uncertainty I think the WI's traditional values of playing your part through education and public debate are just as important as ever.

'By helping women to improve their lives and the lives of those around them, the WI is playing a valuable role in both the local community and nationally.'