• 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 and the year was 1954. And having left her two small children behind, the tireless monarch – who was accompanied by her dashing naval officer husband Prince Phillip – set out to greet her Antipodean subjects. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY OF ROYAL VISITS TO AUSTRALIA Crisscrossing the vast, country, the couple travelled 2,000 miles by road and 10,000 miles by air, taking approximately 33 flights.  On

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