Queen continues Royal tradition of WI membership

The Queen and Queen Mother arrive at the WI in 1989. Picture: Archant

The Queen and Queen Mother arrive at the WI in 1989. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

The Queen continues a Royal tradition of WI membership stretching back for generations.

After the Sandringham WI meeting in 2013, the Queen was presented with a posie of flowers by Josephi

After the Sandringham WI meeting in 2013, the Queen was presented with a posie of flowers by Josephine Bundock (5) outside West Newton village hall. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Queen Mary invited Madge Watt to form a WI at Sandringham in the earkly 20th Century before becoming president.

The Queen joined the WI member in 1943, while she was Princess Elizabeth. Her mother was President of Sandringham WI until her death in 2002.

The Queen is still president of Sandringham WI. The Countess of Wessex is a member of Bagshot WI in Surrey. The Duchess of Cornwall is a member of Tetbury WI, Gloucestershire. Princess Anne is also an Associate Member.

The Queen, Queen Mother and Princess Margret outside West Newton parish hall where they were welcome

The Queen, Queen Mother and Princess Margret outside West Newton parish hall where they were welcomed by the vice presidents of Sandringham WI, Mrs Harriet Benstead and Mrs Doris Parsons in 1977. - Credit: Jh Lynn


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The Queen and Queen Mother at Sandringham, WI. Picture: Archant library

The Queen and Queen Mother at Sandringham, WI. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Archant

The Queen and Queen Mother at Sandringham, WI. Picture: Archant library

The Queen and Queen Mother at Sandringham, WI. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Archant

The Queen and Queen Mother at Sandringham, WI. Picture: Archant library

The Queen and Queen Mother at Sandringham, WI. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Archant

The Queen arrives in 1998. Picture: John Hocknell

The Queen arrives in 1998. Picture: John Hocknell - Credit: Archant

The Queen with roses she received from wellwishers as she left the Sandringham WI meeting in 2000.

The Queen with roses she received from wellwishers as she left the Sandringham WI meeting in 2000.

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