The Queen was recently presented with two stained glass windows to commemorate her 2012 diamond jubilee. The windows were unveiled on Friday 29 November designed to fit into two sash windows for the Ascot Room in the Windsor Guildhall – the room in which Prince Charles and Camilla were married.
The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied the Queen during the tribute service to see the windows’ official unveiling. Sponsored by the Royal Albert Institute Trust, the stained glass windows were created by designers in Staines.
The windows depicted the four main royal residences; Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral. The designs included a combination of hand-painted glass, clear textured glass and coloured glass to produce the finished products, of which took 8 weeks from design to creation. During the visit, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were shown earlier designs and given insights into the specialist process of crafting stained glass windows.
The use of stained glass windows to commemorate such an occasion is a tribute to stained glass’ more traditional values as a symbol of great observance and glorification. Stained glass has been used for centuries to present accolades and tributes for it’s diverse aesthetic visuals and the ability to have text etched onto the surface.
If you are looking to celebrate an anniversary or occasion, consider capturing a moment or image with a bespoke stained glass window, designed to your specifications by our leaded window and stained glass window specialists in Wimborne, Dorset. Contact us at Sherriff Stained Glass Specialists on 01202 882208 or online to discuss your project.
Author: Nathan Sherriff
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