Local girl Emma Nicol is currently studying Illustration at Portsmouth University. Her final year research project is based around the royal family. Whether you are a monarchist or anti-royalist most people have an opinion of the royal family.
Emma says “I’m really interested in gathering stories of people that have met the royal family in particular from people in Portsmouth (and surrounding areas). I have always been interested in local history and really looking forward to creating some illustrations based around the stories I gather”.
Emma’s looking to collect old photographs, oral histories and even document interviews on film. She has created a blog to document her findings and would eventually like to compile them into a book. You can take a look at her blog ‘The Windsor Chronicles’ here.
Emma’s illustration of Prince Charles.
Princess Margaret opening the Royal Portsmouth Hospital in the 1950’s.