Students from Kingston Grammar School’s U15 and U17 rowing teams appeared on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show today, after rowing Her Majesty The Queen’s rowbarge, the Gloriana, on Friday.

The 18 students were invited to Hampton Court Palace to take part in the race, which marked the final of BBC Radio 2's annual '500 WORDS' creative writing competition.

They met with Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, who returned as Honorary Judge for the fourth year running.

Public figures spotted at the event included David Walliams, Dara O'Briain, Shobna Gulati, Jason Isaacs and Jim Broadbent.

Ed Green, Kingston Grammar School’s Head of Rowing, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the Gloriana’s rowing crew on this very special occasion.

“The students did an incredible job and were highly commended by the Gloriana crew. Who knows - it may become a regular event for us!”