On June 13th, HM The Queen and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Vernon Park in Nottingham. They were celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, with Her Majesty unveiling a QEII Fields Challenge plaque for the newly protected park.
The day also gave The Duke the opportunity to dedicate the Challenge to Her Majesty as a tribute to the Diamond Jubilee:
"Through my Patronage of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields [I can] pay tribute to The Queen on her Diamond Jubilee...Thank you so much Your Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh for everything you have done throughout your reign to protect these vital outdoor places for the nation"
After The Duke of Cambridge gave the lovely speech,which, according to the BBC "brought an ecstatic response from the crowds". HM The Queen unveiled the plaque that will remain on the Vernon Park Site. There were several schools from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire participating in activities to give the Royal Party a flavour of Have a Field Days.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge even had a go at throwing a foam javelin as they participated in one of the Field Day events. Everyone who attended the event at Nottingham seemed to have a wonderful time and the festivities continued throughout the entire day.
Twitter came alive with excited tweets from those thronging onto the field and those lucky enough to meet the Royals or take part in the day:
‘Lovely meeting William and Kate today - thanks to @FieldsInTrust pic.twitter.com/aYoplFpd’
‘Fantastic day at Vernon Park for Chesterfield Schools with @FieldsInTrust @BritishMonarchychesterfieldssp.co.uk/news/12638/fie….’
Overall it was a fantastic day that was devoted to thanking HM The Queen for her duties over the past sixty years and was an event that many will remember for a lifetime.