Life’s big questions looked at in Portsmouth show

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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

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AN EXHIBITION of photographs that tackle the big questions in life is soon to open.

Called Legacy, the show will be at the King’s Ship tattoo shop in Marmion Road, Southsea, from November 27.

Curator Oana Damir has organised the works by two photographers, Madeleine Waller and Mattias Pettersson.

Ms Damir said: ‘The concept is about pondering on essential questions such as what is important, what should be encouraged and what are our priorities nowadays.’

The show will run until January 9.