The Queen and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are to officially open Chester’s Storyhouse theatre and library complex around lunchtime on Thursday.

It is not the first engagement in the city for Her Majesty, who has made many public visits to Chester for more than 60 years.

Here, to celebrate her latest welcome visit, we have gone through our archives to bring a gallery of photographs of The Queen in Chester across the decades.

Click the main image above to begin picture gallery