The Queen tours New Broadcasting House

The Queen has officially opened New Broadcasting House with a live address to the nation on BBC Radio 4 and a visit to Radio 1.

“I remember the first time I visited Broadcasting House was before the War,” The Queen said before officially declaring New Broadcasting House open.

She joined a special programme with James Naughtie and Sian Williams in the new BBC Radio 4 studio where she said it was a great pleasure to declare the building open.

The Queen’s tour started with a visit to BBC Radio 1 where Controller Ben Cooper showed her around Radio 1 & 1Xtra before they both sat in front of The Script in the Live Lounge for a three and a half minute performance.

She then met Trevor Nelson, Sara Cox and Nick Grimshaw.

Commentators said it was one of the more unusual visits and she appeared to enjoy it at times. The building is home to nine radio stations, three 24 hour television news channels and 6,000 staff.

The event was streamed live on BBC News and resulted in The Queen trending around the world on Twitter.

Posted on Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 5:29 pm by RadioToday

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