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Tuesday, 21 May, 2002, 19:53 GMT 20:53 UK
In Pictures: Queen's gallery
From Wednesday, the public will be able to see an exhibition of items from the Royal Collection, featuring many of the world's rarest and most valuable works of art.

The Queen toured the newly-expanded gallery at Buckingham Palace prior to its opening.

Here are views of some of the works on display.

The Queen inspects a recently restored Rembrandt and a Boulle secretaire
The Royal Collection is one of the world's most valuable

New entrance
The new entrance and expansion is considered the most significant addition to Buckingham Palace in 150 years

Work by George Stubbs
Equestrian works by Liverpool-born George Stubbs are among the collection

Sketch by Leonardo Da Vinci
Caricatured sketches by Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci are among the more unusual exhibits

The Queen views the Education Room
The newly-expanded gallery now includes an Education Room

Work by Canova
The works of Canova are always popular in Britain

Diamond Diadem
The Diamond Diadem, dating back to 1820, was originally worn by Queen Adelaide

Faberge's flowers
Among the most intricate items are the flowers by Fabergé, famous for his bejewelled eggs



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