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The Queen Comes to Prince Edward Island: Royal Visits 1951-1973

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Princess Elizabeth Arrives to the State Banquet at the Charlottetown Hotel, 9 November 1951
“Your Royal Highness,
The high honour falls to me of welcoming you and your royal consort, Prince Philip, to Prince Edward Island, the smallest but by no means the least distinctive province of Canada.
Our people have ever borne a warm attachment to the throne, and, in peace and war, have cherished our ties of British kin.”
-Hon. J. Walter Jones welcomes Princess Elizabeth on her first visit to PEI, 9 November 1951.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of the British Commonwealth on 6 February 1952. In celebration of her Diamond Jubilee, this exhibit looks back on her visits to Prince Edward Island in 1951, 1959, 1964, and 1973.

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