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Parking restrictions around St Mary’s Hospital in London, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 75th birthday in style, Prince Harry’s New Zealand visit in May and publication of a new children’s book by Queen Victoria.

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Royal Baby Update

Parking restrictions are now in place around St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington until 30 April 2015.

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday celebrations

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Prince Harry’s visit to New Zealand

Prince Harry (seen below in Canberra) will be visiting next month. Click on the podcast above for all the details.

 

The Adventures of Alice Laselles

Did you know Queen Victoria began her writing career when she was only 10? Find out more by listening to our show about a book written by a real princess for today’s princesses.

Richard Westall, Queen Victoria when a girl, 1830 Source: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Richard Westall, Queen Victoria when a girl, 1830
Source: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

The story was discovered in a red notebook in the Royal Archives at Windsor.

Front cover of Princess Victoria's notebook Source: Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Front cover of Princess Victoria’s notebook
Source: Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

The first page. Princess Victoria changed the name of her story.

First page of 'Alice' by Princess Victoria Source: Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

First page of ‘Alice’ by Princess Victoria
Source: Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

The delightful children’s story, The Adventures of Alice Laselles, by Alexandrina Victoria, aged 10 3/4 (later Queen Victoria) is available the Royal Collection Trust Shop for sale from 8 June.

Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

One of the lovely illustrations from Queen Victoria’s book.

Illustration from 'The Adventures of Alice Laselles' of Mrs Duncombe's school for girls. Source: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Illustration from ‘The Adventures of Alice Laselles’ of Mrs Duncombe’s school for girls.
Source: Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015