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Students chosen for Queen's visit

The Queen at the Supreme Court
The Queen greets guests outside Court One during the opening

Students from a Surrey 6th-form college were chosen to conduct a mock legal appeal case as the Queen officially opened the UK's new Supreme Court.

Teenagers from Strode's College in Egham held the appeal before nine of the justices in Court One at Middlesex Guildhall on Friday.

They were interrupted by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their tour, then they continued with the case.

The college website says the students were honoured to have been chosen.

They were picked from the Department of Law at the college.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Justice Secretary Jack Straw were among the guests for the official opening.

The Law Lords, now styled Justices of the Supreme Court, in black and gold robes, were joined by their counterparts from across the globe.

The Supreme Court replaces the Law Lords as the last court of appeal in all matters other than criminal cases in Scotland.



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