DETAILS of The Queen's highly-anticipated visit to Bracknell have finally been confirmed.

Her Majesty is set to make an appearance in the town centre on October 19, when she will take a tour of The Lexicon.

Her Majesty will be welcomed by James Puxley, Lord Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire.

She will then councillor Paul Bettison OBE, the leader of Bracknell Forest Council chief executive, Timothy Wheadon.

The Queen will be unveiling a commemorative plaque during the visit.

The royal party will be taken on a tour of The Lexicon, where The Queen will be introduced to a number of the people who were instrumental in creating the town’s shopping hub.

She will also be invited to meet some of the town’s retailers, architects behind The Lexicon's design and main artist.

A spokesman for Bracknell Forest Council said: "The council and all its regeneration partners are delighted that The Queen has accepted the invitation and look forward to welcoming her on the day.

"We understand this is an exciting and historic event for the town, but due to the shape and layout of The Lexicon there will be limited capacity in the town centre that morning.

"This is to ensure the health and safety of everyone. The opportunity to see The Queen will be limited."

Shoppers are being advised that some parts of The Lexicon will be closed on the day and disabled visitors should visit Fenwick, where a designated viewing area will be made available.

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.