Former Australia captain Steve Waugh started the second Investec Test between England and Australia by ringing the five-minute bell at the Home of Cricket.
The start was delayed by quarter of an hour due the appearance of Her Majesty The Queen, before Waugh signalled the start of play at 11.10am.
“It's a perfect day, full crowd, The Queen is coming, it doesn't get any better than that," the former Australia captain told Lord’s TV.
Waugh gets the Test rolling
Waugh played 168 Test matches for Australia, including four at Lord’s, and collected 10,927 runs in the process.
His 152 not out at Lord’s in 1989 gave him a place on the Honours Board and was part of a run which saw him score 393 Ashes runs without losing his wicket.
On ringing the bell Waugh added: “It's something I will look back on with fond memories, it’s a real honour.”