Queen opens National Cyber Security Centre

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh opened the National Cyber Security Centre in London on February 14th. The visit highlighted the UK’s efforts to combat a growing wave of cyber attacks. This is Queen and Duke’s first public engagement after their return to London.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed by officials when they arrived to officially open the National Cyber Security Centre in London. They learned about GCHQ history, from a WWII Royal Household telephone directory to secret ciphers used by the Queen’s father, King George VI. The Queen and Duke watched a trigger a mock cyber attack, met Cerys, aged 12, who applied for CyberFirst girls competition via an encrypted email, and met staff before officially unveiling a plaque.

The Queen wore a teal coat and hat, pairing her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with the Round Cambridge Emerald Brooch without its pendent. The Duke wore a navy suit with a dotted tie.

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