De Montfort University went down in history today when it became the first stop on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour.
The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge attended a fashion show at the Leicester institution.
The royals, who included Prince Philip, travelled in a motorcade to the university where they were greeted by the city’s mayor and university staff before entering the Hugh Aston building to view booths highlighting local projects and charities.
After the leaving De Montfort University, they then continued the tour with a visit to the city’s cathedral,
Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby told the BBC he was delighted that the city had been chosen as a starting point for the Queen’s tour.
He said: "We’re a modern city and probably a city that has changed most dramatically during the 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign – and I think very appropriate that she should choose to begin her tour here in Leicester."
De Montfort University is renowned for its fashion courses, the flagship of which is the Contour Fashion Course, which has supplied the intimate apparel industry with many of its brightest stars.