Large crowds greet The Queen on Derbyshire visit

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The Queen was greeted by large crowds today on a visit to Derbyshire.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen made her first official visit to Matlock, the county town, in 22 years.

The Queen receives flowers from Jan Norris from Sheffield on her visit to Chatsworth. PIC: Scott Merrylees

The Queen receives flowers from Jan Norris from Sheffield on her visit to Chatsworth. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Their itinerary included a visit to knitwear firm John Smedley Ltd’s factory in Lea Mills to mark its 230th anniversary and Chatsworth House stately home.

She was greeted at Chatsworth House in the Derbyshire Dales by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

It was one of numerous visits that the Queen has made over the years to the famous stately home, which has been the seat of the Cavendish family since 1549.

After meeting staff and seeing restoration work, the Queen and Philip chatted with people who take part in mountain and dog search and rescue and also cave rescue operations.

They were presented to Peak District Park Rangers and air ambulance crew and some 80 members of Derbyshire voluntary and charity organisations before enjoying a private luncheon.