Queen Elizabeth II’s speech at the State Opening of Parliament, Crown Princess Mette-Marit boards the Literature Train, the Duchess of Cornwall hosts a reception for 500 Words finalists, and Queen Victoria’s earliest published work.

State Opening of Parliament

Prince Harry

Literature Train

Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s literature train in Norway.

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500 Words

The Adventures of Alice Laselles

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

Front cover: The Adventures of Alice Laselles by Alexandrina Victoria agged 10 3/4
Royal Archives / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

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