Royalty - Queen Elizabeth II Commonwealth Tour - Fiji
A great moment for Fiji when the Royal visitors landed on Fijian soil. The Queen, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, is seen with welcoming officials, including the Governor, Sir Ronald Garvey, at King's Wharf, Suva. In the foreground is the Fijian Guard of Honour and in the background, the royal liner 'Gothic'.
The Queen after the Crowning ceremony
The scene after the crowning ceremony in Westminster Abbey, showing the Queen wearing the St. Edward Crown and carrying the Sceptre and the Rod. 20/08/2004 The logistical headaches behind some of the highest profile Royal events of the past century have been revealed in previously unseen Government files. Faulty equipment, a leaking roof and a lack of toilets were just some of the practical problems which lay behind the pomp and ceremony. A series of documents released to London's National Archives today detail the painstaking planning for the Coronations of every twentieth century monarch.
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