Royal tours

  • 1 The most travelled monarch in history
    On her 2011 tour of Australia she was greeted by hundreds and thousands of well-wishers, prompting commentators who'd previously dubbed this her farewell tour to ask, when will she be back again? In the...

  • 2 Deja vu Down Under 57 years on
    The Queen touches down on Australian soil in pictures separated by 57 years. What is similar about the two images is that the enthusiastic subject giving her a wonderful welcome is the same. In 1954,...

  • 3 Monarch gives young subject paws for thought over corgi
    The enthusiastic youngster awaiting the Queen's arrival in Australia must have felt very pleased with his gesture. He'd bought along what he thought was a toy corgi to offer the 85-year-old royal. But...

  • 4 The Queen in Australia: Six decades of memories
    Fresh from her coronation the previous year, the newly-crowned Queen draws massive crowds on her first visit to an adoring nation attracted by her air of glamour, youth and poise. The country was Australia...



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