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Queen wears blue as she opens Morden housing development for veterans

The Gazette Staff

The Queen looked radiant all in blue today as she arrived in South London to officially open a new housing development for armed forces veterans.

The monarch, 93, wore a baby blue double-breasted coat as she arrived at the venue, as she paired it with a matching blue hat, pearls and a black handbag.

The royal looked delighted to be at the opening of the Haig Housing Trust in Morden, smiling and warmly greeting veterans as she arrived. 

This is the Queen’s first royal engagement since her summer break in Balmoral. 

The monarch, 93, wore a baby blue double breasted coat as she arrived at the venue and greeted veterans

The monarch, 93, wore a baby blue double breasted coat as she arrived at the venue and greeted veterans

The monarch, 93, wore a baby blue double breasted coat as she arrived at the venue and greeted veterans

The Queen looked radiant all in blue today as she arrived in South London to officially open a new housing development for armed forces veterans

The Queen looked radiant all in blue today as she arrived in South London to officially open a new housing development for armed forces veterans

The Queen looked radiant all in blue today as she arrived in South London to officially open a new housing development for armed forces veterans

The Queen was met by various veterans as she arrived at the official opening and smiled and waved at people who had lined the streets to see her

The Queen was met by various veterans as she arrived at the official opening and smiled and waved at people who had lined the streets to see her

The Queen was met by various veterans as she arrived at the official opening and smiled and waved at people who had lined the streets to see her

Members of the public waited to see Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived to visit Haig Housing Trust

Members of the public waited to see Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived to visit Haig Housing Trust

Members of the public waited to see Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived to visit Haig Housing Trust

The Queen will tour the new development of almost 70 homes, which will provide tailored accommodation for severely wounded and disabled veterans. 

She was met by various veterans as she arrived at the official opening and smiled and waved at people who had lined the streets to see her.

The royal was given flowers by young well wishers, who were holding British flags and seemed happy to chat to the young fans

She had dressed for the occasion all in blue, pairing her outfit with a her trademark black gloves. As always her hat was adorned with a creative flower display, while she also wore pearl stud earrings to match her necklace.

One block has been named in her honour, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, while she will also unveil a plaque to officially commemorate the opening of the new development

One block has been named in her honour, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, while she will also unveil a plaque to officially commemorate the opening of the new development

One block has been named in her honour, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, while she will also unveil a plaque to officially commemorate the opening of the new development

The monarch looked in good spirits as she arrived at shook hands with veterans at the housing trust opening today

The monarch looked in good spirits as she arrived at shook hands with veterans at the housing trust opening today

The monarch looked in good spirits as she arrived at shook hands with veterans at the housing trust opening today 

Later on today, the Queen (pictured) will meet a group of veterans involved in last year’s Long Walk Home

Later on today, the Queen (pictured) will meet a group of veterans involved in last year’s Long Walk Home

Later on today, the Queen (pictured) will meet a group of veterans involved in last year’s Long Walk Home

Her visit to the comes as her unusual code name was revealed this week, according to a royal source

Her visit to the comes as her unusual code name was revealed this week, according to a royal source

Her visit to the comes as her unusual code name was revealed this week, according to a royal source

The royal was given flowers by young well wishers, who were holding British flags and seemed happy to chat to the young fans

The royal was given flowers by young well wishers, who were holding British flags and seemed happy to chat to the young fans

The royal was given flowers by young well wishers, who were holding British flags and seemed happy to chat to the young fans

During the visit today she will meet families who are living and using the facilities as part of the trust, while also meeting those who helped to bring the new construction alive.  

One block has been named in her honour, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, while she is also at the official opening to unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the new housing development.

Later she met with a group of veterans who took part in last year’s Long Walk Home. 

The challenge saw 100 veterans walk 100 miles from Ypres to the Cenotaph – which marked the centenary of the Armistice. 

One block has been named in her honour, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, while she is also at the official opening to unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the new housing development

One block has been named in her honour, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, while she is also at the official opening to unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the new housing development

One block has been named in her honour, Queen Elizabeth Terrace, while she is also at the official opening to unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the new housing development

During the visit today she will meet families who are living and using the facilities as part of the trust, while also meeting those who helped to bring the new construction alive

During the visit today she will meet families who are living and using the facilities as part of the trust, while also meeting those who helped to bring the new construction alive

During the visit today she will meet families who are living and using the facilities as part of the trust, while also meeting those who helped to bring the new construction alive

Queen Elizabeth II greeted children and women as she arrived to visit Haig Housing Trust, in Morden

Queen Elizabeth II greeted children and women as she arrived to visit Haig Housing Trust, in Morden

Queen Elizabeth II greeted children and women as she arrived to visit Haig Housing Trust, in Morden

The Queen met with local families living in the housing development, which will offer homes to armed forces veterans

The Queen met with local families living in the housing development, which will offer homes to armed forces veterans

The Queen met with local families living in the housing development, which will offer homes to armed forces veterans 

Queen Elizabeth II was presented with flowers  while she met with local families at the development in Morden

Queen Elizabeth II was presented with flowers  while she met with local families at the development in Morden

Queen Elizabeth II was presented with flowers  while she met with local families at the development in Morden  

During her visit to the housing development the Queen met with a local veteran and his young family, with one little girl presenting the royal with flowers

During her visit to the housing development the Queen met with a local veteran and his young family, with one little girl presenting the royal with flowers

During her visit to the housing development the Queen met with a local veteran and his young family, with one little girl presenting the royal with flowers 

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque at the Haig Housing Trust to officially open their new housing development in Morden

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque at the Haig Housing Trust to officially open their new housing development in Morden

Queen Elizabeth II unveils a plaque at the Haig Housing Trust to officially open their new housing development in Morden

The royal was met with huge crowds of children waving Union flags during her visit today, despite the grey autumnal weather

The royal was met with huge crowds of children waving Union flags during her visit today, despite the grey autumnal weather

The royal was met with huge crowds of children waving Union flags during her visit today, despite the grey autumnal weather 

She was seen beaming as she met one veteran with his young family during the visit.  

Her visit to the comes as her unusual code name was revealed this week, according to a royal source. 

While the monarch is known as the Queen or Her Majesty to members of the public, an insider has claimed that aides and bodyguards call her ‘Sharon’, in a bid to protect her identity.

When on public engagements the royal is reportedly given the alternative moniker, or often called just ‘S’ by royal staff, in a nod to her being the Sovereign.

Later, the royal beamed as she met with another veteran and his young family, who appeared to share a joke with the Queen

Later, the royal beamed as she met with another veteran and his young family, who appeared to share a joke with the Queen

Later, the royal beamed as she met with another veteran and his young family, who appeared to share a joke with the Queen

During her visit, she appeared overjoyed as she met with 100-year-old Dam Busters veteran Ken Souter

During her visit, she appeared overjoyed as she met with 100-year-old Dam Busters veteran Ken Souter

During her visit, she appeared overjoyed as she met with 100-year-old Dam Busters veteran Ken Souter 

The royal also met with veteran Alan Spencer, who has been involved with fundraising for the Haig Housing Trust

The royal also met with veteran Alan Spencer, who has been involved with fundraising for the Haig Housing Trust

The royal also met with veteran Alan Spencer, who has been involved with fundraising for the Haig Housing Trust 

Source : Mail Online

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