Queen Elizabeth II visits barracks of UK soldier slain last week
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 31, 2013 - 10:28 am EDT
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has paid her respects to slain British soldier Lee Rigby by meeting with personnel at the barracks where he served in southeast London.
The meeting with officers and soldiers who worked with Rigby was added to a previously planned visit to the barracks.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II strokes the nose of Harlequin as she meets members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during her visit to Royal Artillery Barracks in London, Friday May 31, 2013. The King's Troop are a mounted, ceremonial unit that fires gun salutes on royal anniversaries and state occasions. (AP Photo/Paul Grover,Pool)
Rigby was killed by Islamic extremists last week as he was walking back to the barracks after a works shift at the Tower of London.
Buckingham Palace said Friday the queen talked privately with personnel who had coordinated the response to the slaying and with some of Rigby's officers.
The meeting was part of a visit to the new home of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, a mounted ceremonial unit.
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