The Queen asked to see the spot from where her son, Andrew, abseiled down the side of the UK's tallest biuilding, the Shard, in London this afternoon.
Dressed in a purple coat and hat, the Queen, accompaniedby her husband with whom she yesterday celebrated her 66th wedding anniversary, remarked that St Paul's Cathedral looked "quite small" as she walked around the 360 degree gallery, known as The View."It's interesting, the different views and how people can see their houses," she said.Speaking after the royal visit, member of staff Mark Layden told teh Press Association: "I was stood by the telescope and she asked, 'are you going to show me Buckingham Palace?'"She liked how much you can zoom in. She seemed quite interested in a plane flying past on its way to City airport as well."
Irvine Sellar, developer of The Shard atold the Express: "The Queen was very relaxed and informed. She seemed to enjoy herself. She wanted to know where Prince Andrew abseiled from and commented that St Paul's looked very small."