Greeting Prince Philip during the royal visit in 1954

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 March 1954

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Creator: Unidentified

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Description: Greeting Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the royal visit in 1954

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 04/Mar/2012 23:49:30

    We're keen to know where this photo was taken. The young lads are very casually dressed, unlike most photos with the royal couple on the 1954 Tour. Help us identify who and where this photo was taken.

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    Big Brisbane Boy

    • 06/Mar/2012 06:10:16

    You wonder why someone is wearing shorts and no foot wear!

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    State Library of Queensland, Australia

    • 06/Mar/2012 20:10:34[email protected] Exactly! All of the other shots of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meeting people on this tour show everyone quite formally dressed. The State Library holds in its collection an itinerary of the tour which may give us somc clues.

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    Ruby Schmidt

    • 30/Sep/2013 05:05:37 - This article refers to two men who walked in the back gates and joined the other guests. Security were not pleased and had them removed!

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    • 18/Sep/2022 03:17:47

    Philip renounced his Danish and Greek royal titles ahead of his marriage to Elizabeth, and there was another step he had to take before their wedding: becoming a member of the Church of England. The New York Times reported that Philip had been baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church, and the Archbishop of Canterbury fully received Philip, who regarded himself as an Anglican for years, into the Church of England on Oct. 3, 1947. When King George VI died on Feb. 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth, then 25, became Queen Elizabeth II. At the time of King George VI's death, Elizabeth and Philip were on a safari trip in Kenya. Philip's title did not change, as he was not named King Consort, but he left his military career to support Elizabeth. The new Queen, Philip and their children moved from Clarence House to Buckingham Palace. Prince William later said of Philip leaving his navy days behind him, "One of the things I do really admire him for is the fact that he gave up a very, very successful military career to be the Queen's consort and support her and go into service and duty in a different way. It was very much a man's world back then. So for a man to give up his career to support a woman, albeit the Queen, was still quite a big step." Source: