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This just in: The queen! Elizabeth visits BBC

The BBC’s newly rebuilt headquarters received the royal treatment on Friday with a visit from Queen Elizabeth II as part of the building’s official opening ceremony in London.She even popped up on a broadcast, making an impromptu appearance as a pair of news anchors looked on in a photo tweeted out by the BBC. The queen took a tour of the BBC’s refurbished digs and also conducted a radio int
Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits the BBC Broadcasting House in London June 7, 2013. Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabet...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits the BBC Broadcasting House in London June 7, 2013. Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, was to undergo \"exploratory\" surgery on his abdomen on Friday. His wife of 65 years carried on with her official engagements, visiting the BBC just half a mile from the hospital where Philip's operation will take place. REUTERS/Jeff Overs/Handout via Reuters (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY. AN UNPROCESSED VERSION WILL BE PROVIDED SEPARATELY. MANDATORY CREDITReuters
Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to officially open the headquarters of the BBC's new Broadcasting House in central London on Friday.Arthur Edwards / Today

The BBC’s newly rebuilt headquarters received the royal treatment on Friday with a visit from Queen Elizabeth II as part of the building’s official opening ceremony in London.

She even popped up on a broadcast, making an impromptu appearance as a pair of news anchors looked on in a photo tweeted out by the BBC.

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The queen took a tour of the BBC’s refurbished digs and also conducted a radio interview with the BBC which was broadcast globally, in which she noted how much the company has changed since she became queen in 1953. She also took in a performance by the Irish band The Script.

The queen noted how much the BBC has changed since her first visit nearly 75 years ago during a live radio interview on the BBC that was broadcasted globally on Friday.ARTHUR EDWARDS / Today
Queen Elizabeth also took in a performance by the Irish band The Script in the BBC's \"Live Lounge.\"Today

This was the sixth visit to the BBC by the queen during her reign, the first of which came nearly 75 years ago.

Her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was originally scheduled to join her on the tour but entered the hospital on Thursday for a planned surgery to investigate abdominal abnormalities that had been discovered in the previous week.