The Queen and Prince Philip are greeted by West Norfolk Befrienders. Picture: Paul Tibbs

A West Norfolk charity had the royal seal of approval yesterday.

The Queen and Prince Philip called into the visitor centre’s restaurant on the Royal Estate to meet volunteers and clients of West Norfolk Befriending.

The charity teams-up volunteers with elderly, socially isolated people in the borough in order to provide regular calls for those who may not have them.

The royal couple made a private visit and members were unaware of the arrangement before arriving at the centre for a regular lunch date.

It isn’t the first time the Queen has called in for tea, as she also spend some time with the group five years ago in the same venue.

The charity is based at Thoresby College in King’s Lynn