A famous resident has returned to Orleans House Gallery once again, marking the start of springtime in Twickenham.

The Duck d’Orleans, named after the 19th century former resident of Orleans House the Duc d’Orleans, has appeared on the roof of the Coach House each spring for the past five years.

Accompanied by his partner, the Duckchess, he stays until autumn before disappearing for another year.

The local community are delighted to have their famous visitor back again, with a photo of the Duck proving very popular on the Gallery’s Facebook page.

If you haven’t met the Duck in person you may recognise his famous face from his cameo in the new animated history of Orleans House, which is on display in the Gallery’s new interpretation area.

Orleans House Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm and admission is free.