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18/07/2013 07:34 BST | Updated 18/07/2013 07:36 BST

Ashes 2013: Queen Delays Play At Lord's To Greet England And Australia (PICTURES)

The second Ashes Test at Lord's was delayed by 15 minutes as the Queen greeted both the England and Australia squads.

The Home of Cricket is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) - the guardians of the laws and spirit of the game.

Lord's will celebrate its bicentenary next year after being established by cricketer and businessman Thomas Lord in 1814.

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The Queen with England bowler Steven Finn and captain Alastair Cook

As the last of the sell-out crowds took their seats for the second Test, England captain Alastair Cook introduced the Queen to his players.