Here’s some lovely pictures taken by photographer Gareth Buddo on the day the Queen came to visit our new exhibition 1212: The Making of the City at the Yorkshire Museum.
Crowds gathered outside the museum in the Museum Gardens to welcome the royal party on Thursday, 5 April.
Crowds wait in the Museum Gardens to greet the royal party
The Queen is greeted by Janet Barnes, chief executive of York Museums Trust
Janet Barnes introduces the Queen to, from left, Denise Jagger, chair of the trustees, Professor Sir John Lawton, trustee, Andrew Morrison, head curator, and Natalie McCaul, assistant curator of archaeology
Natalie McCaul, assistant curator of archaeology and the curator of the exhibition, talks to the Queen about the objects on display
Adam Parker, curatorial assistant, greets the Queen before telling her about the tombstone of Abbot Thomas Spofford, seen here laid into the ground.
University student Alex Beresford talks about her research into the St William's Shrine dating from 1330
Andrew Morrison, head curator, shows the Queen one of the arches from St Mary's Abbey
Aisha Ali-Sutcliffe, creative projects officer, shows the Queen fashion pieces inspired by medieval objects in the museum, designed by students from York College
Waiting children present the Queen with flowers before she leaves the Museum Gardens
The Queen is all smiles as she meets more children after her visit to the Yorkshire Museum