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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 July, 2003, 22:32 GMT 23:32 UK
In pictures: The Queen at the Proms
Overview of the Proms, with union flag on backdrop
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The Queen attended a special Proms concert of classical music to mark the 50th anniversary of her reign
Esme Goudie, 6, waits to present the Queen with a posy
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As she arrived at the Royal Albert Hall she was presented with a posy from six-year-old Esme Goudie, of north London
Queen, with posy, and Duke of Edinburgh
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"Very patriotic", said the Queen admiring the red, white and blue flowers. Esme said the Queen was "very nice"
Choir
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The Proms are an annual summer event of about 70 concerts, aimed at bringing classical music to a mass audience
Overview of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall
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This concert showcased a range of British and Commonwealth music, including pieces written in 1953 for the Coronation
Queen and Duke of Edinburgh meeting some of the Prommers
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In the interval, the Queen met some of the Prommers who had greeted her with a Latin yell wishing her long life
Queen meeting one of the stewards
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She also met some of the stewards. Prince Philip told one of them they looked like they came from Butlins
Aerial view of the choir
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The Proms is 109 years old but, according to Proms director Nicholas Kenyon, still "hugely popular"
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh applaud from the Royal Box
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The Royal couple certainly seemed to enjoy their concert, which ended with Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra





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