Given the celebrations this weekend to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, we wanted to share with you this invitation to Sir Hector Hetherington, Principal of the University of Glasgow from 1936 until 1961, to attend the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 59 years ago, on the 2nd June, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
The Court Minutes from 22nd January 1953 read:
“The Principal informed the Court that an Invitation had been received from the office of the Earl Marshal for the University to be represented at the Coronation of Her majesty The Queen. The Court appointed the Principal.”
We also found some sketches in the Glasgow University Magazine (G.U.M) from the time that borrow on the Coronation theme. Here the President of the SRC at the time, Charles A. Boyle, is caricatured as Prince Philip and we think it is Catherine L. Boyle, QM President of the SRC, who is pictured in the pose of the Queen, coming out of the carriage.
Enjoy your Jubilee weekend!
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