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Every year Her Majesty the Queen makes a trip to Norfolk for the festive season and her most recent stay at her Sandringham Estate has just come to an end. But what does it mean to the people of Norfolk to have HM in residence? Drew Moore and Jordan Read took to the streets of Norwich to find out.
See tomorrow’s Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News for an eight-page special celebrating her latest visit.
Tom Richardson, 25, from Sandringham, who is an estate agent, said: “It’s good that she keeps visiting the county. I used to go to Sandringham Primary School and she used to come to watch school plays quite a lot so I’m quite a big supporter of the Queen and her staying locally.”
Graham Watts, 54, from Berkshire, a night porter at a girls school, said: “The monarchy is becoming more unfashionable what I think is a shame as it’s good for the country and gives us more character than other countries.”
Jean Nicholls, 59, a secretary from North Norfolk, said: “Wherever she has a residence it probably brings in some sort of money to the area so it’s great for the county.”
Cameron Traill, 19, unemployed from Hingham, said: “If it gives us a lot of visitors I suppose it’s a good thing that she comes to Norfolk. I think the younger generation in general have trouble relating to the Queen.”