Queen Elizabeth II is used to receiving flowers, chocolate, and other gifts on walkabouts during state visits. But this little girl in Australia decided to share something a little bit different with the Queen: her juice.
HM the Queen greets the Emir of Kuwait in Windsor at the start of his State Visit to the United Kingdom. Whilst traveling to Windsor Castle in the carriage procession one of entourage took souvenir photographs.
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"John and Frances Canning could hardly believe their eyes when her Majesty accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh walked into the room moments after they had tied the knot at Manchester Town Hall.
"The royal couple had been attending a lunch with 200 local volunteers in an adjacent room, and the Queen had asked if she could pop in to congratulate the bride and groom."
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard (left) and Governor-General Quentin Bryce (right) greet the Queen at Canberra airport this week.
Gillard’s critics have savaged her for not ‘following protocol’ when she greeted Her Maj. Gillard did not wear a hat, and she did not curtsy.
Neither of these things is actually required when meeting the Queen – official protocol states that “there are no obligatory codes of behaviour – just courtesy.”
"The advice was … do what comes most comfortably and naturally," Gillard said in defence of her actions. "I am an admirer of the Queen … I think many Australians hold her in a great deal of affection and respect and so do I."
Gillard also did not curtsy when greeting Prince William at his wedding in July.
The Duchess Of Cambridge Catherine Middleton, and her Majesty the Queen formally opening and exploring the Royal Wedding Exhibition, at Buckingham Palace, on Friday 22nd July 2011.
Her Maj is clearly having a frickin’ ball here…
Fijian politician Sir Maurice Scott greets the Queen, 1960s. Sir Maurice was a third-generation European Fijian, and the first European to be speaker of the Fijian parliament.
Sir Maurice’s son John was also a prominent public figure in Fiji, as Director-General of the Fiji Red Cross and a peace-broker during the 2000 Fiji coup d’état. Sadly, though, John and his partner Gregory Scrivener were murdered in 2001, in a homophobic and possibly politically motivated attack.