Queen Elizabeth II visited children's charity Coram earlier this week to meet the organisation's hard-working staff and children who have been helped by the charity. Her Majesty is loved for her bold colour choices and always manages to make them work, something we're not sure we could do. Sporting a vibrant turquoise dress coat and matching hat, she helped one of the children present hang a bauble on the charity's Christmas tree.
Coram has a long history and was the first children's home in London. On her visit last Wednesday the Queen met Edward Newton (102), who is the oldest surviving pupil from the hospital. She also met fourteen-month-old Mia, the hospital's youngest patient at the moment.
A Long Standing Relationship
The charity's relationship with The Royal Family goes back to the 1739, when King George signed the Royal Charter creating the original "Foundling Hospital". Queen Elizabeth viewed the 250-year-old charter on her visit to the charity this week.
King George V and Queen Mary visited the "Foundling Hospital" in 1926 and the Queen first visited it in 1936, with Queen Mary and her sister, Princess Margaret and it is lovely to see how the relationship is still alive today.
Her Majesty opened The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, a new building which will allow even more children to be cared for.