While Philip honors the 130th anniversary of London Youth. Its his very first patronage. The Queen marked the 70th anniversary of her admission to the Freedom of the Drapers’ Company.
Both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrated special anniversaries on Wednesday. The Queen was made Freeman of the Drapers’ Company in 1947, following in her father George VI’s footsteps, who became a Draper in 1919.
THE SIGNING OF THE DOCUMENTS.
Queen Elizabeth signed the Instrument at Drapers’ Hall, recording her visit on the 70th anniversary. The document was written on vellum and drafted by Tim Noad, a professional calligrapher.
ABOUT THE COMPANY.
Drapers’ Company, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies in the City of London. It was formed as a trade association of wool and cloth merchants in 1361. The company received a Royal Charter three years later and went on to become one of the most prestigious and powerful entities in United Kingdom.
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Today, on reaching at this level the company works to inspire young people of United Kingdom to pursue educational opportunities. It also helps and gives support to those organizations looking after elderly and homeless people.
Queen Elizabeth has visited the hall several times over the years of her reign. Last year in 2016, Queen Elizabeth hosted a private party for family and friends as a get-together. She was escorted out of the building by another member of the Drapers’ Company. She was gifted with flowers by some adorable students of the Drapers’ May-lands School.
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The Queen views displays at Drapers' Hall, including a photo taken of HM’s admission to the Freedom of the Company on 20th May 1947. pic.twitter.com/WQQGgz8SHz
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