06/07/2013 09:54 am ET Updated Jun 08, 2013

Queen Elizabeth II Photobombs BBC Anchors (PHOTO)

AS BBC presenters reported news from their anchor desk on Friday, a woman dressed head to toe in robin's egg blue stood out behind them.

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Queen Elizabeth II visited the BBC on Friday to open its New Broadcasting House in London. She delivered a radio address declaring the The New Broadcasting House open. "It is a great pleasure to visit the BBC today, and to see it in its new home," she said.

BBC staffers took her on a tour of the new facility and host John Humphrys presented her with a radio. She also sat for a live performance by the Irish soft rock band, The Script

The Duke of Edinburgh did not attend the BBC opening with the Queen as he was admitted to a London hospital earlier this week where he will undergo pre-planned surgery.