Student’s design is fit for a queen

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The Queen has been presented with a headscarf designed and made by student from Hinderclay during the first stop of her Diamond Jubilee tour.

Sophie Bowden, 20, presented the Queen with a headscarf made as part of a textiles project at De Montford University, Leicester.

Sophie said: “It was all overwhelming. It was an honour to present it to the Queen and now she will have it forever – it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The design for the headscarf was based upon the theme of wild flowers. The central portion of the scarf is a design taken from a tree and the outside is based from a wild flower found by Sophie while she was in France.

Sophie said: “We explained to her the process used to print the design on to the headscarf.

“She said how beautiful the colours were and seemed to really like it.”

The final scarf presented to the Queen was printed in mink grey and pink with a blue border.

The Queen was at De Montfort University with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh to kick off her Diamond Jubilee tour last Thursday.