Queen in Tower Hamlets

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Poplar in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to attend commemorations for the centenary of the bombing of Upper North Street School during the First World War, when a bomb from a German aircraft hit the School and killed 18 children, on June 15th.

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh started their visit to Tower Hamlets by attending a Memorial Service at All Saints Church on Newby Place, where the funerals of 15 of the children who died in the bombing took place 100 years ago, which was also attended by 250 guests including community faith leaders, local dignitaries and relatives of the children that lost their lives. The Queen and Duke met guests in the church following the service.

Afterwards, the Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited the site of the Upper North Street School, which is now known as Mayflower Primary School. They toured the School to meet teachers and students, starting in the Reception class which is where the bomb hit. The Queen and Duke also viewed several school projects, including a WWI exhibition display.

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The Queen wore a floral dress under blue coat and hat, pairing her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with her Aquamarine Clip Brooches. The Duke of Edinburgh wore a grey suit with a grey tie.

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