Monday, April 22, 2024
The Queen's Knickers

The Queen’s Knickers

by Mark Warner
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It’s a busy year for the Queen – she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit!

Will they be her ‘at home’ knickers – adorned with corgis – or her ‘garden party’ knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones…?

Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • The Queen’s wardrobe is ‘enormous’. Can you think of other words to describe what her wardrobe might be like?
  • Write a story about a day in the life of Dilys (who looks after the Queen’s knickers).
  • Write the script for the news report about the Queen’s missing knickers.
  • Role-play an interview with the police about the missing knickers. What are they doing to find them? Do they have any clues?
  • Carry out a hot seating activity with the family who went on a picnic to find that they had a trunk full of knickers instead of a picnic hamper!
  • Imagine a member of the Royal Family visiting your school. What would you say to them?
  • Make an invitation to ask the Queen to attend an important event in your local area.


  • The Queen has a pair of knickers with a parachute inside them, as well as a pair that float. Can you explain how these might work using scientific vocabulary?


  • Use painting software to decorate a pair of knickers for the Queen(see Resources below).
  • Design a pair of knickers (or other types of clothing) for another famous person.

Design Technology

  • Use craft materials to make a pair of knickers (or other types of clothing!) for the Queen to wear.
  • Think about the materials that different types of clothing are made from. Why did the manufacturer decide to use those materials? How are the different parts joined together?


  • Design a new pair of knickers for the Queen to wear on different occasions. What might her VIP (Very Important Pair) look like? (see Resources below).
  • Design some new Smart clothes for the Queen to wear to an important occasion.
  • Look at a photo of the Queen and draw your own portrait of her.
  • Design some special stamps to celebrate a Royal occasion(see Resources below).
  • When the trunk of knickers go missing, the pictures in the portraits all look shocked. Can you try to recreate some famous portraits but change their facial expressions?


  • Look at examples of clothing that Royal Families have worn throughout History.


Special Stamps

Special Stamps

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Knickers Template

Knickers Image (PNG)

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Knickers Template

Knickers Template (PDF)

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