At the end of her visit to the College, Queen Sonja asked to visit the second year Visual Arts students’ IB Exhibition. She enjoyed viewing the students’ work very much and asked if Hala Al-Shawafi’s ceramic ‘Heart’ was available for her own collection – which was quite an honour for Hala. Edwin Gonzales, with whom she had spoken in the Silent House the previous evening, gave one of his final art pieces to Her Majesty as a gift and an expression of gratitude for her commitment to RCN students.

The Card accompanying Hala's 'Heart'

The card accompanying Edwin's picture