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The Royal Collection’s First Book for Children: Does The Queen Wear Her Crown in Bed?

LONDON.- Does The Queen wear her crown in bed and who walks the corgis when she’s busy? Those are the sort of details children really want to know about life at Buckingham Palace. Inspired by the many questions that children have asked her, Marion McAuley, a former Head of Education at the Royal Collection, decided to provide the answers in the Royal Household’s first children’s book about The Queen’s London home. In this 32-page book, illustrated by Katy Sleight, a footman guides two children around the Palace, showing them some of its rooms and explaining The Queen’s most important duties – and what you should do if you meet her. The children find crowns all over the Palace – on picture frames, on ceilings and even on uniforms worn by staff. They discover which crown The Queen wears on stamps – and that it has 1,333 diamonds