Unseen pictures of Queen Mother to go on display

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THE Castle of Mey is to display never before seen photos of the Royal family to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

From May 1, the exhibition will showcase the affection and dedication HM The Queen Mother had for Caithness and The Castle of Mey as well as displaying exclusive images and memorabilia from the 1952 Coronation.

Central to the exhibition is the beautiful dress worn by The Queen Mother at her daughter’s coronation.

The exhibition, which is curated by Christine Shearer – and is housed in Chauffeur’s Cottage near the Castle – features photographs depicting HM The Queen Mother at home at Mey, HM The Queen Mother in Caithness and A Celebration of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (including images of the Royal family during the 1952 Coronation).

In addition, the exhibition will display the Coronation robes of The Earl and Countess of Caithness and the chairs, which they used at the ceremony.

James Murray, Managing Director of the Castle and Gardens of Mey, commented: ‘’We are delighted to be opening this splendid exhibition during such an important year for The Royal family. Christine has worked incredibly hard at sourcing unique memorabilia and private photographs which will give our visitors a much better insight into HM The Queen Mother and her time here in Caithness.

“We are confident that visitors will find this exhibition fascinating, whilst giving them a better appreciation of The Royal Family and The Queen Mother’s love of this part of Northern Scotland.”

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