Discover queens and crowns
Our latest image library showcase looks forward to Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 by exploring the theme of queens and crowns.
The National Archives holds much unique and rare material relating to the history of the royal family, from beautiful parchment documents decorated with patriotic symbols to informal photographs. This portrait of a smiling Queen Victoria offers a striking contrast to the more formidable persona familiar to many of us.
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In the lead up to the Diamond Jubilee, we are also supporting Face Britain, an art project launched by The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts that allows children to create self portraits which will be displayed across the country.