A serenade fit for The Queen

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are set to receive a right royal welcome like no other when they visit Herefordshire Diamond Day.

A 1,000-strong community choir accompanied by a 90-piece concert band are set to welcome the royal visitors on Wednesday, July 11.

The serenade will begin with a solitary dancer from the RNCB. As the tableau builds, he will be joined by dancers from around the county.

The cast will grow as they are joined by cheerleaders, Hop Pocket runners, Westons Dray, town criers, Ryelands sheep and a Hereford Bull.

As an added surprise, the tableau will also include an appearance by Mom Mome – the county’s famous Grand National winner.

The serenade will culminate in a special 60-second salute to The Queen which everyone on the King George V playing fields will be encouraged to join in with and will include words reflecting the The Queen’s 60-year reign which have been suggested by county people.

Arena director, Chris Barltrop, said: “The serenade will be memorable for all those taking part and we hope our Royal visitors will feel the warmth of Herefordshire’s welcome.”