The RSN Welcomes The Queen of Malaysia

10th December, 2019

The Royal School of Needlework welcomed The Queen of Malaysia today at its base at Hampton Court Palace.

Her Majesty, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, met with RSN staff, embroiderers from the Embroidery Studio and students.  Students were from different courses: Certificate & Diploma in Technical Hand Embroidery, Future Tutors programme and Degree in Hand Embroidery, including third year Degree Student, Francesca Lim who was brought up in Malaysia.

Her Majesty also viewed the unique ‘Lost Dress of Elizabeth I’ exhibition, currently on display at Hampton Court Palace, and then had the opportunity to learn the traditional ‘Seeding Stitch’ which was one of the stitches used in Queen Elizabeth I’s original dress.  Her Majesty was taught the hand embroidery techniques by Royal School of Needlework Tutor, Sarah Smith.

Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework said: “We were delighted to welcome The Queen of Malaysia.  Her Majesty is clearly a great enthusiast of embroidery.  She was asking the students many detailed questions about their work and really enjoyed seeing the variety of techniques being taught.”

The King and Queen of Malaysia are currently on a special visit to the UK which will include a luncheon hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.