Queen Elizabeth II's visits to Gloucestershire in pictures

Venues, businesses and organisations across Gloucestershire are sharing their memories of Queen Elizabeth II's visits to the county throughout her 70-year reign.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Queen Elizabeth II came to Gloucestershire many times during her reign, including a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2008.
Queen Elizabeth II came to Gloucestershire many times during her reign, including a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 2008.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September 2022, Gloucestershire has showed an outpouring of affection and admiration for Her Majesty.

Many attractions, venues, businesses and organisations have taken to social media to share photos of the Queen's memorable visits to the county, with SoGlos rounding up some of our favourites.

Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham Ladies' College shared this photo of Queen Elizabeth II visiting the school in 2004, delighting pupils and staff. 

The Museum of Gloucester

The Museum of Gloucester shared this photo of The Queen on her first ever visit to Gloucester on Tuesday 3 May 1955 taken at Gloucester Park, where many of the city's schoolchildren gathered to see her.

Royal International Air Tattoo

The Royal International Air Tattoo shared this fantastic image of Her Majesty attending the event in 2008, to mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. It described her visit as 'one of our proudest moments' that 'will fondly be remembered forever.'

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Slimbridge Wetland Centre near Stroud shared this photo of its founder Sir Peter Scott with Her Majesty The Queen. The now King Charles III became the president of the WWT in 1979 and has visited the centre numerous times.

The King's School Gloucester

The Queen visited The King's School Gloucester in April 1986. The school shared this photo of her meeting people and receiving flowers from the children on her visit, along with a tribute to Her Majesty.

Badminton Estate

The Badminton Estate has had a particularly close relationship with The Queen and various other members of the Royal Family, with the Duke of Beaufort founding the famous Badminton Horse Trials, where Her Majesty used to present the prizes.

Princess Anne, Captain Mark Phillips and Zara Tindall have all competed at Badminton, many of them on horses bred by The Queen herself. It shared this photo of Her Royal Highness alongside a short but fitting tribute. 

Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse shared this tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who was a lifelong horse-lover, equestrian and racing fan. She visited Prestbury Park both as Princess Elizabeth in 1951 and as Queen in 2003. 

Three Counties Showground

Three Counties Showground shared this wonderful photo of Her Majesty The Queen visiting the Royal Three Counties Show in 1968, along with a tribute recognising her support of horticulture, farming and rural industries.

Llanthony Secunda Priory

Gloucester's Llanthony Secunda Priory shared this photo of The Queen and Prince Philip walking under the arch of its iconic Tithe Barn on a visit to neighbouring Gloucestershire College

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