THE QUEEN AS HEAD OF THE COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNITY
This year is the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, Head of the Commonwealth, Head of State of now 16 nations and a frequent visitor to Commonwealth Parliaments. To mark the anniversary, these photographs from Comonwealth Parliamentary Association Branches chronicle Her Majesty’s parliamentary visits, visits that started even before her 60-year reign.
Delivering the Throne Speech in the Senate Chamber of the Parliament of Canada, 1957, wearing her Coronation gown.
Talking with the Speaker of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly, Hon. Jeannie Marie-Jewell.
Receiving flowers in front of the Parliament buildings in Victoria, British Columbia, 1983.
At the opening of the CPA Conference, United Kingdom, 2000, as U.K. House of Commons Speaker Rt Hon. Betty Boothroyd and Australian Senate President Hon. Margaret Reid look on.