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05.31.138:53 AM ET

Queen Visits London Terror Attack Site

Monarch chose not to publicly acknowledge killing

The Queen fulfilled a long-standing engagement to visit Woolwich Barracks, near the site of last week's shocking murder of a British soldier, but the Monarch chose to avoid controversy by not publicly mentioning the killing or  stopping to view the wall of flowers which have been left in tribute to soldier Lee Rigby.

The palace did, however, let it be known that she would be meeting privately with soldiers who responded to the attack and those who worked with Drummer Rigby.

The Queen wore a pale green dress with a matching coat and was greeted by cheering crowds waving union jacks.

Meanwhile, the inquest into Drummer Rigby's death heard that he was so savagely assaulted in the shocking attack that he could only be identified by dental records.

His family issued a statement saying, "We would like to emphasise that Lee would not want people to use his name as an excuse to carry out attacks against others."

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