BRACKNELL is preparing for a very special visit later this month after it was revealed that the Queen was coming to town.

Full details of Her Majesty's visit are yet to be released, but royalists have the chance to see her when she appears at The Lexicon on October 19.

Of course, this is not the first time Bracknell residents will have welcomed the monarch.

The Queen first visited Bracknell in 1962 and appeared again 14 years later, when she visited the old International Computers Limited building in the Southern Industrial District.

In 1978, she opened the Royal Meteorological Society's headquarters and went on a tour through the town centre.

As the society's patron, she was welcomed by the Lord Lieutenant for Berkshire and a crowd of society members outside Bracknell College.

On another visit in 1991, the Queen opened The Look Out Discovery Centre.