Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea with the Queen

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth had tea today with 30 young finalists who competed earlier this year in Blue Peter's official Diamond Jubilee emblem design contest. 

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The top contenders in each age group out of 35,000 entrants from among viewers of Blue Peter, the world’s longest running children’s television show, were entertained to an afternoon of tea, cakes and chat with the monarch at Buckingham Palace.

Among them was 10-year-old Katherine Dewar from Chester, who submitted the winning design, an eye-catching creation featuring a crown poised above the Union flag with coluThe mns of diamonds down either side. In a break with tradition, it will be the first time an official royal Jubilee emblem has not been made by professionals. Katherine’s masterpiece will be seen on television screens across the country and will adorn a variety of merchandise, including celebratory tea cups.

The schoolgirl said she was “very excited but a bit nervous” to meet the Queen and happy with the design, which took her an hour to complete. The Queen described it as “splendid”.

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