Archive of the month looks at royal visits

Royal visit, 1894

The Prince and Princess of Wales' visit to Cambridge, 1894

September's Archive of the month is called 'King's College: pomp, precision and protocol' and looks at royal visits to the college.

It shows documents from the college archives concerning the royal visits the college has had, including instructions to college members on how to address the Queen, invitations to royal luncheons and photographs of some of the visits.

The earliest royal visit was in 1446 when Henry VI laid the foundation stone of the Chapel, five years after he had founded the college. The latest visit was last November when the Queen and Prince Philip had lunch in the college as part of the University of Cambridge 800th Anniversary celebrations.

See the latest Archive of the month.

You can also find previous Archives of the month on the Archive of the month home page.

2 September 2010