Queen’s Visit to Brisbane

The banks of the Brisbane River were lined with people hoping to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II as she cruised down the river on a luxury yacht on Monday 24 October 2011.

We watched from the banks of the river, opposite historic Newstead House. Take note of Newstead House as a great viewing spot for the next time royals cruise down the river. The flotilla went close to the river bank and people on the historic house’s lawn would have had a close-up view of the royals.

The Queensland State Archives has a special virtual exhibition of British royal visits to Queensland where you can view hi-res images and videos online.  If you’re a fan of vintage dresses, it’s definitely worth a visit.

In the photo below, you can see the Queen in pastel green on the top deck standing with Anna Bligh in red to her right, and then Prince Philip in a dark suit. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Queen Elizabeth on Brisbane River

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About Dianne McLay

Australian writer, author and photographer. Author of 3 guidebooks: Brisbane's Best Bush, Bay & City Walks -- Best of Brisbane guide book -- Best Village & Coastal Walks of the Sunshine Coast. Photographer for "Building Brisbane's History - the fascinating stories behind the city's most notable buildings and structures" Editor of www.brisbaneandbeyond.com.au www.photocompetitions.com.au
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