Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Queen is in town

If you're in Australia, it's a little difficult to NOT know that Queen Elizabeth II is in town. This is her 16th official visit since her coronation tour in 1954. Her Majesty arrived in Canberra on Wednesday evening, to be greeted by all the usual official guests and two children from each school in the ACT. My friend Robyn's daughter was chosen as one of the two from our school, and Robyn has generously shared her photos of the occasion.

Governor General Quentin Bryce greeting Queen Elizabeth II on arrival.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, with ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher just behind her.


Gunn said...

I like the small photos of the queen!

Jim said...

Great shots of the Queen and the PM.

Stefan Jansson said...

The third last photo of the queen is brilliant. Nice work of the anonymous photographer.

Mark said...

Hope the weather has been nice for Her Maj!

karen said...

Steffe - those four photos at the bottom are all when she was talking with the children - she just looks like a grandma :) I'll pass your comments on to Robyn.

Mark - it has indeed. Mid to high 20s - I was wondering if she might need to leave the coats behind!