Royal visit to De Montfort University 2012

Scope and Content

Ephemera relating to the visit of The Queen to De Montfort University in 2012, including several brochures which contain information about the University and an itinerary of the day, limited edition commemorative brochures, which contain images from the visit, two magazines published by the University containing detailed coverage of the day with several photographs. The box also contains sashes that were worn by the volunteers and table decorations that were used on the day. There are also several DVDs of the news reporting of the events, as well as invitations and etiquette guides.

Administrative / Biographical History

Queen Elizabeth II, alongside the Duke of Edinburgh and Duchess of Cambridge, visited Leicester to begin her national Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012. The Royal party visited De Montfort University where the Queen and Duchess watched a Fashion and Cultural Show while the Duke met the Square Mile team. The Queen also unveiled a commemorative plaque on the the Hugh Aston Building.

Access Information

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the archivist.

Acquisition Information

Part of the institutional records of the University.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

All items are in good condition.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copy right regulations and the condition of the material.

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