Barbara Windsor joins Diamond Jubilee lunch

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Barbara Windsor joined the Lewisham scout group at Buckingham Palace for ‘The Big Lunch’ in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The event, which is run annually by the Eden Project, aims to get people across the UK to have lunch with their neighbours and come together as a community.

This year, the campaign encourages people nationwide to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street parties on the June 3.

Windsor joined 60 children from Lewisham North Scout Groups for a traditional British lunch of sandwiches, scones and cupcakes in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

The actress arrived at the palace with a trifle to share with the scouts. She discussed ideas about how they can encourage people to celebrate the Jubilee in their own area.

Olly Goodchild, Lewisham scout leader, told What’s On TV: “All the Scouts who met Barbara today were inspired to be part of The Big Jubilee Lunch and I know that scouts from across the UK are starting to plan hard for June 3.

“Across Britain Scouts and their volunteer leaders will be sitting down with other members of their communities to share a meal, have fun and make new friends. Being part of something like this is what makes Britain great and we are proud to be part of it.”

Windsor has been London’s official street party ambassador for two years after being appointed by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

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