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Queen Elizabeth jubilee tour ends
Jul 26, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has completed her Diamond Jubilee tour.
The monarch and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, rounded off their tour of the UK on the Isle of Wight and Hampshire.
The royal couple arrived on the motor yacht Leander to a 21-gun salute, before the queen unveiled a plaque in Cowes marking the visit, much to the delight of the thousands of wellwishers who had gathered for the occasion.
The royal couple met with displays by marine volunteer and youth organisations, including the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which helps rehabilitate young people after cancer treatment by taking them sailing.
Dame Ellen said: 'The queen was really interested to talk to the young people and was totally engaged and interested in what we do.
'We talked about the cancer trust, what it does and the range of people we have.
'It's fantastic that the queen has come to the Isle of Wight, and I'm immensely proud to tell her about the cancer trust.'
The queen also opened a new RNLI lifeboat station and launched a new lifeboat before being taking a helicopter to the New Forest.
At the New Forest, the monarch toured the The New Forest and Hampshire County Show accompanied by its president Alan Titchmarsh, where the exhibits included a Best of British marquee.
The diamond jubilee tour began in March and saw the queen complete 83 public engagements across the UK, while other members of the royal family have visited overseas countries in the Commonwealth.
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