Exclusive competition to win tickets to attend picnic with the Queen

Burghley House will be the stunning setting for the Queen's official visit to the area as part of her diamond jubilee celebrations
Burghley House will be the stunning setting for the Queen's official visit to the area as part of her diamond jubilee celebrations
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THE Queen is coming to Burghley House in June as part of her diamond jubilee tour and we have the only opportunity for you to be at the event.

The Mercury has teamed up with Burghley House to offer 150 pairs of tickets to the picnic, which has been organised by the Lord Lieutenants of Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire.

The event is being held on either Wednesday, June 13, or Thursday, June 14, and your only opportunity to rub shoulders with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh is by entering our exclusive competition.

Burghley House director Miranda Rock said: “We are thrilled that Burghley is the venue chosen by the Lord Lieutenants to host Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in June as part of their UK tour to celebrate the diamond jubilee.

“It is a unique honour for a house that has always been a wonderful setting for entertaining distinguished guests and we hope that all the visitors to the jubilee picnic will enjoy this very special day.”

The winners will be able to take their own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful grounds of the house during the royal visit.

The Queen’s tour of the UK to celebrate the jubilee started in Leicester a fortnight ago.

The Queen first came to Burghley in 1966 on an official visit to the famous horse trials and returned five years later to watch her daughter Princess Anne win the European Three-Day Event Championship.

The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth said: “We are absolutely delighted the Queen will be visiting Stamford and I think a lot of people will be. I am sure that Stamford will be able to bask in the glory of the Queen’s visit during her diamond jubilee year.

“I think Burghley House is an appropriate place for the Queen to visit during her year as Queen Victoria also came to Burghley during her diamond jubilee year.”

To be in with a chance of winning, fill in the coupon below in full and get it back to the Mercury office in Sheep Market, Stamford, PE9 2QZ by 1pm on Tuesday. To enter you need to fill in the coupon on page 3 of the Rutland and Stamford Mercury.