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The Grand Willis Organ at Alexandra Palace is a tale of an extraordinary survival story against great adversity, stretching over 135 years.  As we see it today, the organ is being rebuilt from the ashes for the third time, but the heart of what made it such a great Victorian musical masterpiece remains.   Photo: allypallyorgan.org.uk

The Grand Willis Organ at Alexandra Palace is a tale of an extraordinary survival story against great adversity, stretching over 135 years. As we see it today, the organ is being rebuilt from the ashes for the third time, but the heart of what made it such a great Victorian musical masterpiece remains. Photo: allypallyorgan.org.uk

Willis Organ at Alexandra Palace (painted 1982)  Margaret Stella Murray Whatley

Willis Organ at Alexandra Palace (painted Margaret Stella Murray Whatley

There are 1,333 diamonds, though it was shrunk by Queen Alexandra in 1902, who removed 11 diamonds to fit her smaller head! The Queen Mother also had it resized.

The Queen's tiaras are the heart of her jewellery collection

There are diamonds, though it was resized by Queen Alexandra in who removed 11 diamonds to fit her smaller head! The Queen Mother also had it resized.

George and Mary were married in 1893. George's grandmother Queen Victoria ruled until her death in 1901, then George's father ruled as King-Emperor until his death in 1910, when George became George V of the United Kingdom and Mary became known as Queen Mary.

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Buckingham Palace wedding of Duke of York, future King George V, and Princess Mary of Teck. Getty Images / W.

st james place london images | ... the Belle Époque: Building of the Week: St. James Palace, London

James' Palace - London residences of The Princess Royal, Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Contains the offices of Prince Wm and Harry

The Queen's wardrobe wonders revealed: The secrets of Dressing The Queen by Angela Kelly - Mirror Online.

From Bond to banquets: Revealed - the secrets of The Queen's wardrobe wonders

Lovely new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II loves to smile. Her highness loves to smile, love her smile.

Love this photo of HM Queen Elizabeth opening her 80th birthday cards, wishing her many more!

April 2006 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits in the Regency Room at Buckingham Palace in London on April as she looks at some of the cards which have been sent to her for her birthday, which she celebrated two days later.

The High Comissioner for Bangladesh in London, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Mijarul Quayes, is received by The Queen on his appointment, Buckingham Palace,  The portrait of Her Majesty was presented as a gift to The Queen during the audience. 15 May 2013

The High Comissioner for Bangladesh in London, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Mijarul Quayes, is received by The Queen on his appointment, Buckingham Palace, The portrait of Her Majesty was presented as a gift to The Queen during the audience. 15 May 2013

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, as Saint George, Memorial window at Buckingham Palace.

John Lisle: Prince Albert, Duke of Clarence Avondale, St George, Buckingham Palace, London

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