The Duke of Gloucester gets a taste of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations – Royal Central
The Duke of Gloucester had first contact with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of his cousin, the Queen. On a visit to Nottinghamshire, the Duke came face to face with the logo which will be used throughout the event.
The emblem was created by 19-year-old graphic design student Edward Roberts and will appear on all official Jubilee merchandise. The Duke of Gloucester met the designer and heard about the ideas behind his logo as he opened up a new outdoor artist run based at the Patchings Art Center in Calverton.
The trail takes visitors through an outdoor art exhibit. Entitled “Our Favorite and Well-Known Paintings”, the exhibition tells the story of art with audio commentary. This is part of a new project underway at the center which will also include interactive experiences.
The Duke of Gloucester has long been interested in the arts and design. He trained as an architect but abandoned his career to focus on royal engagements and support the Queen after the death of his older brother Prince William in a plane crash in 1972.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated throughout 2022. The 70th anniversary of her reign falls on February 6 but will be kept private, as usual, as the date also marks the death of Her Majesty’s father, the King George VI. The main celebrations will take place between June 2 and June 5, 2022.