QUEEN'S VISIT: Palace thanks Nottingham for 'extraordinary' support15 June 2012
Buckingham Palace has thanked the people of Nottingham for their "extraordinary" support during the Queen's visit to the city.
Crowds of 35,000 people packed Old Market Square and gathered around Nottingham train station and Vernon Park in Basford, all desperate to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
After Wednesday's visit, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "The welcome in Nottingham was extraordinary. We were delighted to receive such a warm welcome from such a huge crowd."
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were also delighted with their reception.
A St James's Palace spokesman: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Council House and Vernon Park with the Queen and were touched by the incredibly warm reception they received from the people of Nottingham."
City council leader Jon Collins said: "It was a really great day for Nottingham.
"The Queen, Prince William and Kate clearly enjoyed the visit and it was good to see so many people turn out to see them.
"The people of Nottingham and everyone involved with the visit did the city proud and the national and international media coverage of the event will show Nottingham at its best."
Jennifer Spencer, chief executive of tourism organisation Experience Nottinghamshire, said: "Already we've seen over 400 articles on the visit published globally, and the majority of the national newspapers ran cover stories with photos."