The Queen arrived in Corby to a mass of flag waving and cheers from the thousands or wellwishers assembled.
She spoke briefly to the town’s MP Louise Mensch as well as the Lord Lieutentant of Northamptonshire, Lady Juliet Townsend, before heading into the Corby International Pool.
Inside the pool the Queen was entertained by performances by local young dancers.
Following this she also enjoyed further performances at the Cube.
Tina Murray, 50, of Church View, Weldon, was with her daughter Chloe, 14, when the Queen arrived. She said: “I was standing just behind the barrier and my daughter has been filming it. I think the Queen is lovely. Every outfit looks lovely on her.”
Corby council leader Tom Beattie showed the Queen a display on Corby’s regeneration and invited her to unveil a crystal plaque which commemorates her Diamond Jubilee visit to the town.
He said: “It was a brilliant day. The Queen really enjoyed the displays in the pool, especially the diving.
“The whole day went so well. The Queen remarked on how much Corby has changed since her last visit to the town.”
Peter Mensch, Metallica manager and husband of Corby MP Louise, flew in from America yesterday morning especially for the visit.
He said: “It’s an incredible honour to be here. I have been really looking forward to meeting the Queen.”