Our right royal occasions

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret visit Lancaster Castle and the Duchy of Lancaster farms in 1951. The Royal Party is pictured leaving Lancaster Castle.
King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret visit Lancaster Castle and the Duchy of Lancaster farms in 1951. The Royal Party is pictured leaving Lancaster Castle.

As Lancaster prepares for a very special royal visit when the Queen drops in on Friday, we look back at some of the city’s previous visits from royalty.

The Queen visited Lancaster Castle in 1999 – but her family also dropped in on the fortress before she became Queen.

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret visit Lancaster Castle and the Duchy of Lancaster farms in 1951. Miss Agnes Garlick welcomes the Royal party to Ward's House Farm, Salwick.

King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret visit Lancaster Castle and the Duchy of Lancaster farms in 1951. Miss Agnes Garlick welcomes the Royal party to Ward's House Farm, Salwick.

Her father King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited in 1951 with her sister, the late Princess Margaret.

The Queen’s daughter Princess Anne also visited Lancaster Castle prison in 2004.

The Princess Royal during her visit to Lancaster Castle Prison.

The Princess Royal during her visit to Lancaster Castle Prison.

The Princess Royal during her visit to Lancaster Castle Prison.

The Princess Royal during her visit to Lancaster Castle Prison.

Castle Constable Eric Jones meeting the Queen at Lancaster Castle in 1999

Castle Constable Eric Jones meeting the Queen at Lancaster Castle in 1999

Queen Elizabeth II in Morecambe unveiling a statue of comedian Eric Morecambe.

Queen Elizabeth II in Morecambe unveiling a statue of comedian Eric Morecambe.

The Queen and the Princess Royal in Kendal.

The Queen and the Princess Royal in Kendal.

The Queen and the Princess Royal in Kendal.

The Queen and the Princess Royal in Kendal.