QUEEN ELIZABETH II VISITS THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND GOODENOUGH COLLEGE

Queen Elizabeth II on November 10, 2011 visited the British Library and Goodenough College.  The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh,  opened an exhibit entitled, “Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination.”  This is a unique collection of Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts that have been collected over the past 800 years by England’s monarchs.  At Goodenough College, the Queen, who has been the college’s patron since 1953, unveiled a plaque to be placed on a new fountain in the quadrangle of William Goodenough House.  Queen Elizabeth IIvisited Goodenough College to help celebrate their 80th anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth in regal blue for her visit to Goodenough College (photo: Anthony Devlin/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Crowds cheer the Queen at Goodenough College (photo: Anthony Devlin/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

A smile from the Queen, at Goodenough College for their 80th anniversary, November 10, 2011 (photo: Anthony Devlin/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Queen at the British Library where she opened the exhibit, "Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination" (photo: Carl Court/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Duke of Edinburgh looks on as the Queen is shown an exhibition ipad by Dr. Scot McKendrick, Curator of History and Classics at the British Library, London, November 10, 2011 (photo: Carl Court/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II looking at some of the Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts that have been collected by England's monarchs during the last 800 years (photo: Carl Court/WPA Pol/Getty Images)

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