It is only a few months until the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation on 2nd June 1953. The Queen is the patron of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, and the Duchess of Gloucester is the School’s President.
The School wanted to mark the occasion of the 60th anniversary by putting up portraits of its Patron and President. Buckingham Palace has kindly provided two portraits, both of which have been signed.
Headmaster Paul D Spencer Ellis said “We are very privileged to have a portrait of the Queen that is signed. Her Majesty only signs 10 portraits a year and, as she is Patron of this school, agreed to sign a portrait for us. The Queen’s portrait, and that of the Duchess, are a fitting reminder of the School’s Royal connections. In the last few years, the Duchess of Gloucester has visited the School on a number of occasions and it is hoped she will visit again in the near future.”
The Headmaster brought the portraits to a meeting of the School’s Governing body and its Board of Management where the Chairmen of both committees received them. Pupils were also interested in seeing the portraits and the signatures of the Queen and the Duchess.
28th March 2013