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The Queen celebrates Jubilee windows at town's Guildhall

The Queen celebrates Jubilee windows at town's Guildhall

Paul Miles

The Queen celebrates Jubilee windows at town's Guildhall

A pair of stained glass windows dedicated to the Queen were unveiled at the town's Guildhall today.

Wearing a Royal blue cashmere coat and dress with matching hat by Angela Kelly, Her Majesty arrived at the High Street hall, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh.

She was met by dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mary Bayliss, before stepping inside the Guildhall to unveil a plaque.

The windows were made in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

They contain roundels of hand painted glass depicting images of the four main Royal residencies – Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral – and were designed by Staines-based Artemis Glass.

They were commissioned by the Royal Albert Institute Trust and installed in October last year.

During his speech at the service, clerk to the trustees John Handcock said: "The design itself came from the principle there is no place like home so we went with the four Royal homes. We of course hope Windsor is your favourite!"

The Queen also wore a brooch given to Queen Victoria by Prince Albert on the day of their wedding in 1840 -  the symbol of the Royal Albert Institute Trust which is also part of the window design.

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