- 女王陛下との夫君エディンバラ公フィリップ殿下（@お誕生日一緒）が今日は大学にいらっしゃるらしいよ。午後三時ごろから、学部のちかくの通りを歩かれるらしいんだけど、デジカメもってきてないし、人がいっぱいいるところは苦手なんだけど…非常二気ニナル（みーはー）。ちなみに、Queens' Collegeでお食事するのは、女王様がコレッジのパトロンだからだと思われ。ついでにエディンバラ公は肩書きの上ではこの大学の学長。そうか、Christ's Collegeは創立５００周年か。
University welcomes Sovereign
- The University is welcoming Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh today.
In her first visit to the University since the opening of the Faculty of Divinity in 2000, the Queen will be opening the Faculty of English’s new building on West Road and the Centre of Mathematical Sciences on Clarkson Road, and touring the Isaac Newton Institute and the Fitzwilliam Museum. She will be meeting staff and students at Queens' College during lunch and attending the celebrations at Christ’s College to mark their quincentenary (1505-2005).
The Duke of Edinburgh, in his role as Chancellor of the University, will take time out to visit the Faculty of Classics and the Disability Resource Centre. At Classics, the Duke will present the first ‘Chancellor’s medal for Classical Learning’ before meeting students and donors.
After visiting the University’s ‘jewel in the crown’, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will emerge onto Trumpington Street for a ten-minute ‘walkabout’. The public will have the opportunity to see the royal couple up close as they take the time to meet the citizens of Cambridge.
Dr Timothy Mead, Registrary of the University of Cambridge, said: “This will be the Queen’s first visit to the University since 2000. We are looking forward to showing her the outstanding developments that have taken place over the intervening five years.”
Anyone wishing to be at the walkabout should be outside the Fitzwilliam Museum on Trumpington Street at 3pm.