On November 11, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Margate, England. During their visit the royal couple toured the Turner Contemporary art gallery, a new café, and the RNLI Lifeboat station. To view photos please click here.
Yesterday evening, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the opening of the new exhibit, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination, at the British Library.
This unique collection of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts. Collected by the kings and queens of England over 800 years these treasures are outstanding examples of the decorative and figurative painting of the era. Together they are our most vivid source for understanding royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning, faith artistic trends and the international politics of the period. source
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