New photos of The Queen as she views Jubilee history

Photo: Buckingham Palace

A number of new photographs of Her Majesty The Queen have been released ahead of her accession day on 6 February.

On Sunday, The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Jubilees have been traditionally marked by festivities and well-wishes from around the world, and the Royal Archives and the Royal Collection hold various items commemorating these events. Ahead of her accession day, The Queen has viewed several of these items to mark the start of the celebrations.

The items were shown to Her Majesty by Dr Stella Panayotova, Librarian and Assistant Keeper of The Royal Archives, in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle. She viewed homemade cards and artwork by members of the public, including a fingerprint painting of Her Majesty, created by children in a nursery and primary school in Leicestershire for the Golden Jubilee.

She was also shown Queen Victoria’s Autograph fan, given to Queen Victoria in 1887, the year of her Golden Jubilee, by The Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra). Between 1891 and 1900, various relations and friends signed their names on the fan, presumably at Queen Victoria’s request. Family signatures include those of Alix (of Hesse, later Tsarina of Russia) and Nicky (later Tsar Nicholas II of Russia).

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