The Queen in our collections

Her Majesty The Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

Elizabeth was staying in Kenya with her husband Prince Phillip when she heard of the death of her father King George VI, on 6 February 1952. Without delay, she returned home where she was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II, aged just 25.

To celebrate this significant milestone, we have been exploring the collections we care for for items featuring Her Majesty throughout her reign.

Oil painting on canvas. Queen Elizabeth II by Edward Halliday. 1957, showing Winchester Cathedral in the background.
Print of Queen Elizabeth II by P. Annigoni (Pietro).
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who stand at the bottom of the new Guildhall steps with troops lined up opposite them, 1955.
A visit to Winchester by Queen Elizabeth II and the Mayor of Winchester in Wolvesey Palace grounds, Winchester 1955.
Queen Elizabeth II signing a book at the opening of the Hampshire County Council offices, 8 June 1959.
500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle of the Royal Family, showing members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, commemorating the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Made by Whitman Publishing, England, 1977.

Learn more about what we are doing at Hampshire Cultural Trust's venues to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Jubilee | Hampshire Cultural Trust

This article was written by:
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Emma Banks

Collections Programme Manager
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