09:30AM, Monday 08 October 2012
Shoppers in Windsor today will find areas fenced off as the town gets ready for the Queen's visit to King Edward Court.
During the afternoon she will be unveiling a specially created monument in honour of her diamond jubilee.
Roads in the town will be open as usual but areas of Windsor Royal Shopping and King Edward Court shopping centres will stay fenced off until 4pm, restricting public movement.
Police want the normal operation of the town to continue as much as possible, so walkways and crossing points will be kept open until the last minute before the Queen arrives.
Shops that will be directly affected by this visit have been kept informed.
The Queen's visit to King Edward Court will see her unveil the diamond jubilee tribute – a spiral of 60 spheres, representing 60 years, rising upwards – which has been given pride of place in the open concourse between Daniel's department store and Topshop.
The Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire Mary Bayliss will welcome the Queen, who will meet the Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Cllr Colin Rayner, Mayoress Mrs Samantha Rayner and chairman of the Diamond Jubilee Tribute Committee Andrew Melville.
The tribute was designed by Windsor Girls' School pupil Caroline Basra, 15 who will present a posy to the Queen.
The mayor Cllr Rayner said: "We are especially proud that a local girl has designed this magnificent tribute. We are so lucky to live in The Queen’s home town.”
Caroline said: “I am very excited about the unveiling of the diamond jubilee tribute and honoured to meet Her Majesty."
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