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Ex­quis­ite gifts given to the Queen since her corona­tion are this sum­mer’s draw to Buck­ing­ham Palace from 22 July. Usu­ally spread across Holy­rood­house in Ed­in­burgh, Wind­sor Cas­tle and Buck­ing­ham Palace, many of th­ese trea­sures have never been on public dis­play. There’s the brightly beaded Yoruba throne from Nige­ria, say, fine enam­elled 15th cen­tury Chi­nese modal ship and Caribbean ma­hogany carv­ings. “We’ve had ma­jor gift mo­ments like the 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s birth­day,” said cu­ra­tor, Sally Good­sir, “so it was a good op­por­tu­nity to show lo­cally hand­crafted gifts from as many coun­tries as pos­si­ble.”

Royal Gifts, 22 July 2017 to 1 Oc­to­ber 2017, The State Rooms, Buck­ing­ham Palace, Lon­don SW1A 1AA, 020 7766 7300 roy­al­col­lec­tion.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buck­ing­ham-palace

ROYAL COL­LEC­TION TRUST/ © HER MAJESTY QUEEN EL­IZ­A­BETH II 2017

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