Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were in North-West England on May 17, 2012, where they inaugurated the new Chester Zoo Diamond Jubilee Quarter.  The queen and the duke also opened the Orford Jubilee Park and participated in a luncheon held at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos.

Meanwhile in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall visited Sudeley Castle the “…former home of Queen Katherine, the last wife of Henry VIII.” During her visit the duchess was given a tour by famed historian, Dr. David Starkey.

For more information about Sudeley Castle please visit their official website here.  To view photos as well as to read more about the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit please click here.

Sources: Princeofwales.gov.uk and Cotswold Journal