She will arrive by carriage for the event, which is expected to start at 1pm. The mezzo-sopranoKatherine Jenkins will perform the national anthem. Tickets are available online at epsomdowns.co.uk.....
Epsom Downs is about five miles from my home, but Epsom has always been a place to be avoided on Derby day. While Katherine is singing to Her Majesty, I will be making my way to the Royal Albert Hall to see Russell Watson and Natasha Marsh singing in the Queen's Jubilee Concert.
Diamond Jubilee: what is going on where? Britain is gearing up for four days of major celebrations as it prepares for a series of events to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Epsom Derby
The racing festival will mark the start of the celebrations when the monarch arrives on Saturday. The Queen, who is herself an experienced horse breeder, will visit the paddock and speak to trainers and jockeys.
More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the event where Welsh mezzo-sopranoKatherine Jenkins will sing the National Anthem and the Red Arrows will stage a spectacular display.