The Queen was absolutely lovely and put me at ease
Proud residents from North Lincolnshire have shared their memories of meeting the Queen.
Among those who have had the honour of meeting the monarch is Sue Hoy, a former head gardener at Normanby Hall Country Park.
Mrs Hoy, of Brigg, showed the Queen around the attraction's walled garden during a visit in July 2002.
She said: "The Queen was absolutely lovely and very easy to talk to.
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"It was a bit nerve-wracking but she made me feel at ease.
"It was a tremendous honour to show the Queen around.
"I did not know what to expect but I was very impressed with the way she treated people.
"She insisted on speaking to all the children that gave her flowers even though she had a time limit."
Mrs Hoy, who spent 12 years as head gardener, said she was impressed with the Queen's horticultural knowledge.
She said: "I was surprised how knowledgeable of gardening she was and she asked me a lot of questions.
"We talked a lot about the garden and she took a lot of time with everyone.
"She was extremely good at her job and a lovely lady."
Pat Wells, of West Common Lane in Scunthorpe, first met the Queen in 1981 when Her Royal Highness opened the Humber Bridge.
And it is a moment she has never forgotten.
Mrs Wells said: "You will never meet a better royalist than me.
"The first time I met the Queen, she stopped the car to accept my daughter's flowers, which was amazing."
However, Mrs Wells said her most treasured moment of meeting the Queen was during her visit to Scunthorpe in 2002.
She said she found out where the Queen was visiting on the day and waited outside Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
She said: "As the royal car came out, I reached out both arms.
"One had our flag and the other had golden flowers from my garden.
"The Queen, in her ultimate kindness, had the car stopped and I was able to dash across the road.
"The window was lowered and she held out her hand and received my token. I curtsied and I must have disappeared below the window of the car. This was the most wonderful happening – I will never forget it.
"Her face was beautiful and very friendly. I was absolutely thrilled.
"It was a wonderful and amazing moment.
"When I left to return to my place near my husband, a special branch policeman dashed from his car saying 'you shouldn't have done that'.
"I am very grateful we have a Queen who knows how much she is loved and makes herself so accessible."
But despite the encounter, getting a photograph of the moment was not as easy as it should have been.
She said: "I got back to my husband and I asked 'did you get a photo?'
"He said a policeman was in front of him and he couldn't get a photo but a lady nearby said she had and sent me a copy. What a keepsake.
"I always keep the copy of the picture with me and will treasure it forever."
Mrs Wells said she regularly writes to the Queen and keeps her replies in a special folder.
She said: "I have loved the Queen all my life and will continue to support and follow her."