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Couple being married in front of a crowd of dignitaries
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Icon of Virgin Mary


RCIN 408461

Presented on the first meeting in Britain between The Queen and a Patriarch of Moscow, the Icon of the Virgin of Tikhvin, of which this is a copy, has been revered in Russia since the fourteenth century. In it, the Virgin gestures towards Christ as ‘the Way’.

Presented to HM The Queen by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, 2016

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