Mar 8 - Queen Elizabeth and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in Leicester as part of a series of UK visits the Queen is undertaking in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Flag-waving crowds of Britons lined the streets and politicians proffered gushing praise as Queen Elizabeth launched a nationwide tour of her realm on Thursday to celebrate 60 years as monarch. Kicking off the tour in Leicester in central England, the 85-year-old monarch arrived by train accompanied by her husband Philip and Catherine, the wife of grandson Prince William. The Royal party then set off to visit the city De Montfort University, where they were greeted by cheerful crowds and treated to a number of musical and dance performances as they made their way into the building. Queen Elizabeth was also expected to attend a church service at Leicester Cathedral and visit the city centre later that afternoon. The focal point of the diamond jubilee festivities will take place over four days in June, including a 1,000-ship pageant on the River Thames through London and a concert at Buckingham Palace.