Queen unveils Diamond Jubilee windows at Windsor Guildhall

Artemis Glass The windows took eight weeks to make and are housed in the Ascot Room at Windsor Guildhall
Artemis Glass The windows contain roundels of hand-painted glass images of the four main royal residences
Artemis Glass The four residences are Buckingham Palace (pictured), Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral
Artemis Glass The Diamond Jubilee windows were a gift of the Royal Albert Institute Trust to the people of Windsor

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The Queen has officially unveiled two stained glass windows in Windsor marking her Diamond Jubilee.

The Duke of Edinburgh joined the Queen at the dedication service at the Guildhall.

They were met by members of the Royal Albert Institute Trust and the team from Artemis Glass in Staines, who created the two windows.

The windows were the gift of the Royal Albert Institute Trust to the people of Windsor.

During the visit, the royals viewed a display of the early designs ideas, before viewing the completed windows.

Susanne Dickinson, who runs Artemis Glass with her husband, Michael, said the windows took eight weeks to make, from design to creation.

"It is quite an honour to have designed something that will be around for hundreds of years," she added.

"We are looking forward to the event but we are very nervous. It's quite a thing to meet the Queen.

"We knew a royal would unveil them but we didn't know it would be the Queen."

The windows contain roundels of hand-painted glass depicting images of the four main royal residences: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral.

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