A commemorative gallery which pays tribute to the Queen’s two Royal Visits to Leicester’s De Montfort University has gone on display on the campus.
Her Majesty visited the DMU campus in 1993, to officially open the Queen’s Building in Mill Lane, and again in 2012 when thousands of people, and the world’s media, gathered for what was the first event in the UK to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country.
The events are captured in pictures that fill the gallery space in the front window of the Vijay Patel Tower, underneath the large screen, so members of the public can see it.
Other images include the front page of the Leicester Mercury from 1993 when it produced a ‘Royal Visit Special’ and the front page of Hello! Magazine Royal Visit edition, which included several pages of pictures from the 2012 event.
One half of the gallery space is also covered by a ‘gigapixel’ image that was taken by specialist camera equipment as The Queen met the huge crowd in Magazine Square in 2012, alongside her husband The Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge.
The image on the gallery wall is said to be so crisp that people who were in Magazine Square at the time, should be able to pick themselves out in the crowd.
“The 2012 visit will be fondly remembered by thousands of students and staff as well as the people of Leicester,” said a DMU spokesman.
The display will remain in place for the public to view until the end of the week.