Do you have any photos, videos or stories of The Queen’s visits throughout her reign?
We’re launching our latest Special Collection this month, showcasing photos, videos and other memories of The Queen over the last 60 years on an online interactive gallery to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
We’re challenging Historypinners to add their own photos, videos and stories and are setting the challenge of trying to get at least one pin for each of her 261 official overseas visits (including 96 State Visits, to 116 different countries) as well as from the celebrations for her Coronation in 1953, her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
We have worked with Buckingham Palace and already have got some great stuff pinned, including items from the Royal Collection, Royal Archives and Press Association photos of Her Majesty’s visit to Paris in 1957, Her Majesty’s Christmas broadcast from New Zealand in 1953 and the sitar presented to the Queen by the Governor of Tamil Nadu in 1997.
Pinning the Queen’s History was only launched on Sunday since then Historypinners have already added some of their own great content including this photo shared by Ron Lankshear of the boys from St Clement Danes School waiting for the Coronation drive around London, andthis photo shared by Jo Stuttard of Her Majesty in Abu Dhabi Visting the United Arab Emirates in 2010 to celebrate the special partnership between the UK and UAE.
Dickie Arbiter, Royal Commentator, said:
“Most of us capture a cherished moment on camera, be it a family occasion, a holiday, a loved one or even a very important person. For many lucky enough that very important person is The Queen. But once that picture is taken what do you do with it? Now you can post it online. Google and Historypin must be commended for inviting a global audience to share that special moment when they met The Queen and, in this Diamond Jubilee year, pinpoint where she has been and what she has done over the past six decades.”
Nick Stanhope, CEO of We Are What We Do, and Executive Director of Historypin site, said:
“We’re very excited to be able to help people bring together their photos and memories onto Historypin and create a “Royal Time Machine” that let’s us all explore The Queen’s remarkable reign.”