Queen Elizabeth visited the Wolferton Pumping Station in King's Lynn this Wednesday. This was Her Majesty's second royal engagement of the year, and it had a special connection to her late father, King George VI. 

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Queen Elizabeth II visiting Wolferton Pumping Station in Norfolk, east of England, February 2020

Queen Elizabeth remembers her late father during second royal outing

During her visit, the Queen officially opened the new pumping station which will be protecting the local area from flooding. Almost exactly 72 years ago, her father opened the original station, (February 2, 1948.)

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The 93-year-old monarch met a group of employees who have been working for the company for more than 20 years. She also saw the plaque her father unveiled in 1948, just before unveiling a new one and signing the visitor's book. 

Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Wolferton Pumping Station, where she officially opened the new station, on February 5, 2020 in Wolferton, Norfolk, England

Her Majesty usually stays at Sandringham until February 6, the date her father passed away in 1952 and she became the new monarch. Tomorrow marks 68 years since she took the throne!