From YouTube: Proclamation to welcome HM The Queen to York
The Queen greeted by York's first female town clerk, City of York Council's chief executive Kersten England. Video provided by the Yorkshire Post www.yorshirepost.co.uk
There was a medieval party atmosphere at Mikkel gate in New York, as crowds lined the streets in preparation for Her Majesty's visit in the year that celebrates York's 800 years as a self-governing city. In accordance with tradition. The reigning monarch answered such a ceremonial sword before entering through the ancient walls and as she appeared through a middle gate bar, she was warmly welcomed with an official greeting.