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Exhibition to celebrate Queen?s reign on display at Windsor Castle

Exhibition to celebrate Queen?s reign on display at Windsor Castle

Tara O'Connor

Exhibition to celebrate Queen?s reign on display at Windsor Castle

A photo display to mark the reign of the Queen as the longest of any British monarch was opened at Windsor Castle on Wednesday.

The exhibition, Long to Reign Over Us, will be on display in the inner Quadrangle of the official residence - an area not normally included in the visitor route.

There is a selection of photos from 1952 to the present day, including official portraits and photos of the Queen’s visits in the UK and across the Commonwealth, as well photos capturing informal family moments.

A black-and-white portrait by Dorothy Wilding from February 1952 at the start of the Queen's reign is the earliest in the selection.

The most recent is an image taken at the procession of the Order of the Garter at Windsor in June 2015.

The displays are included in a general admission ticket to the castle and will be on show until January 27.

As part of the celebrations, family activities will be held tomorrow including performances of 1950s music, crown-making art workshops and dressing up.

There will also be special access to the Moat Garden, an area also not usually open to visitors, for storytelling and a family picnic.

The event runs between 10.30am and 4pm. The activities are free with the standard admission price to the castle.

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