Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip waving in car

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip waving in car

Photo taken of the Royal couple, greeting the crowds, on route to one of their many official engagements.

Contributor's note: "Photographs taken by my late father Pete Basire by the first visit of 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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