National Geographic : 1952 Apr
© National Geographic Society 4 Lord Mayor and Wigged Town Clerk Inspect a City Seal Drawn by Art Students Portsmouth received its first charter in 1194 from Richard the Lionheart, but did not attain city status until 1926. Now it embraces neighboring Portsea, Landport, and Southsea, and counts 230,000 residents. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a namesake. 1otlac nroml es ny 1. Anl t1mnony[ewa " Portsmouth Is the Queen's to Command; These Are the Ceremonial Keys Centuries ago the town's garrison commander was known as Constable of the King's Castle at Portchester. His successor's office has on file the invasion orders of every GI moved through the port. The adjutant keeps the keys ever ready for the monarch.