Royal Visit to Huddersfield, 24th May 2007

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Royal Visit to Huddersfield

The royal visit to Huddersfield on 24th May 2007 was a landmark occasion for the town and drew crowds of over ten thousand into St George’s Square to catch a glimpse of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

The occasion was marked by two free outdoor events; the People’s Prom and People’s Party, organised by Kirklees Council. Thousands enjoyed music performed by the world-renowned Huddersfield Choral Society and the orchestra of Opera North. They played Handel's 'Hallelujah Chorus' from The Messiah; Handel's 'Zadok the Priest', (which was sung during the Queen's Coronation); and Verdi's Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.

Leader of Kirklees Council, Cllr Robert Light reflected on the Royal Visit: “May 24 was a fantastic day for Huddersfield. We were very proud to welcome the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to our town and show them some of our fantastic achievements such as the new eco homes in Primrose Hill and Media Centre 3.

“It was wonderful to see so many people waving flags and enjoying themselves, truly a day to remember for everyone.”

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