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The Queen visiting St Ives RNLI Station.

The Queen’s visit to St Ives lifeboat station to launch the start of a new appeal by the charity.

Wearing an elegant lavender wool crepe coat and matching hat, the Queen looked younger than her 87 years when she was met by volunteers and their families at the St Ives RNLI station.

The Queen was accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh and together the royal couple viewed the current lifeboats, the Mersey class all-weather lifeboat The Princess Royal and the D class inshore lifeboat Colin Bramley Parker.The occasion coincided with the start of an appeal to raise funds towards the £1million cost of the launch and recovery vehicle for the new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat that it is hoped will arrive in the town in late 2014: The Queen visiting St Ives.

The Queen visiting St Ives RNLI Station

The Queen visiting St Ives RNLI Station

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