Royal couple in car

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Royal couple in car

Photo taken of the Royal Couple greeting crowds, on route to one of their many official engagements, historic building in the background may be the University of Canterbury now the Arts Centre, or the museum.

Contributor's note: "Photographs taken by my late father Pete Basire of the first visit by a Reigning British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, to New Zealand, Christchurch 18-22 January 1954. Large crowds enthusiastically greeted the royal couple at every opportunity. Official events included; Civic reception in Cathedral Square, a ceremonial drive, Civic dinner, Civic Theatre, Civic garden party, Christchurch Cathedral, Investiture, the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club at Addington, the Duke’s address to and luncheon with Canterbury Chamber of Commerce. Visits included; the Hospital Disabled Servicemen’s Training Centre, Lane Walker Rudkin Factory."


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