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Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe has a long and diverse history, dating back to the 13th Century Hospital of St. John, of which the ruins still remain on Easton Street. It is unlikely that the RGS would be standing today without the Royal Charter which finally gave the school ownership of the buildings it had been using for the previous decades.
Today’s pageant provided a reenactment of that day's events to explain the background to the Queen's bestowing of the Charter in 1562 and it paid tribute to her award.
(See a longer version of the charter-signing on our school history page )
Lord Cecil introduced the honourable courtiers and representatives from Wycombe, explaining why the Charter was required by the Borough. Wycombe representatives formally welcomed the Queen to the school.
Queen Elizabeth I then adressed her guests. The Charter document was presented to the Queen to be signed and bestowed upon the Wycombe representatives.
The guests were then upstanding for the Queen’s departure from the Pageant Hall.
Documents including the original 1562 Royal Charter were on display in The Space for our viewing pleasure
Source: Court Reporter