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PUBLISHED: 11:16 24 January 2014 | UPDATED: 11:17 24 January 2014

Accepting flowers from the grandchildren of Peter Wilkinson (Queen's Cameraman)

Accepting flowers from the grandchildren of Peter Wilkinson (Queen's Cameraman)

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Shedding light on the Jubilee - Photos: Maureen McLean

There’s no place like home and, like John Handcock of The Royal Albert Institute, we’re hoping that if HM the Queen has a favourite scene within those depicted in two beautiful new stained glass windows, it is the one of Windsor Castle.

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh took the short trip from the castle to Windsor Guildhall to unveil the windows, the work of Susanne and Michael Dickinson of Artemis Glass.

The beautiful designs mark the Diamond Jubilee and feature the Queen’s four residences. The husband and wife were very honoured to be asked by The Royal Albert Institute Trust to create the work, and say: “We wanted to present something traditional so that it would be in keeping with the existing windows in the Ascot Room, and yet have a slightly contemporary feel.”

A woven band around the edge of the windows symbolises Her Majesty’s continuing reign and the Prince Albert Brooch represents not only the Diamond Jubilee but also her association with The Royal Albert Institute Trust. The design features the red rose of England, the Royal Cypher and The Order of the Garter motto.

The Queen, of course, is something of an expert when it comes to such matters, and wore a brooch Prince Albert gave to Queen Victoria when they married in 1840, the symbol of the trust, beautifully set off on a Royal blue cashmere coat with matching hat by Angela Kelly.

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Design stars celebrate Eton opening

This is going to be a hard team to beat – a combination of artistic and antiques expertise and design knowledge, courtesy of Knowles Antiques & Home Design Consultancy in Eton high Street.

The opening of the pretty shop owned by Nick Knowles and run by wife Jessica saw them joined by garden designer and TV presenter Chris Beardshaw, The Rt Hon The Countess Bathhurst and celebrated interior designers Nina Campbell and Julia Kendell, all pictured above.

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How does she do it?

Joan Collins, pictured with husband Percy Gibson, looked as stunning and chic as ever at Newbury Racecourse’s big event of the year, the Hennessy Gold Cup. We bet other stars, including Amanda Holden and Myleene Klass, were in awe of the glamorous 80-year-old. We wish we knew her secret… but then we’d also have liked to have picked the big race winner – Triolo D’Alene came home at a massive 20-1.

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Our very own ‘Mary Poppins’

Ellis Carveth from Bucklebury, pictured, is among the first to wear a brand new uniform at the world-famous Norland College.

She’s a first year students of the newly-introduced BA (Hons) Early Years Development and Learning. Principal of Norland College, Liz Hunt said: “Ellis has settled in tremendously well at Norland. The degree course is demanding and gives the students a real insight into the practical world of childcare and early years.”

Liz continues: “We are always overwhelmed with applications to study at Norland and Ellis has done incredibly well so far. She has also been lucky enough to be one of the first students to wear the brand new Norland uniform, which hasn’t been changed for over 70 years.”

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