The Achives of Ontario Celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II: Unofficial Royal Watchers

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During every visit the paparazzi jockey to capture candid expressions and gestures or report on royal fashion and transportation. For her part, Queen Elizabeth II appears to reserve her broadest smiles for "walkabouts" among the crowds and enjoys chatting with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.


Fashion:

Fashion is synonymous with celebrity. Women can be regal without being royal; and royals with a sense of style can be trend-setters in the popular world of fashion. Queen Elizabeth II set the standard for dressing for the occasion and proved a lovely subject for the eager media and loyal royal watchers.

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II outside Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, 1959 (detail)
Queen Elizabeth II outside Sunnybrook
Hospital in Toronto, 1959 (detail)
Reference Code: RG 65-35-7-22.3, Item XS 1902 slide
Archives of Ontario

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1959 (detail)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, 1959 (detail)
C 328 Frank McEachren fonds
Archives of Ontario


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Photo: Queen in front of royal train in Stratford
Queen in front of royal train in Stratford
Reference Code: RG 65-35-7-22.3, Xs-1894-1
Archives of Ontario


Transportation:

Trains and boats and planes - and the Royal Buick. The Buick was a convertible to appropriately display our visiting dignitaries. At Ontario Place the Royal couple were whisked from stop to stop in little tourist carts. Whatever the mode of transportation, the Queen's and Prince Philip's arrival is cause for celebration and ceremony. Crowds gather and the media hustle for vantage point.

Photo: Queen and Prince Philip at the Queen's Plate
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The Queen and Prince Philip at the Queen's Plate
Reference Code: C328-1-0-3 Album E211
Archives of Ontario
Photo: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip driving through Civic Stadium in Hamilton, 1959
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip drive
through Civic Stadium in Hamilton, 1959
Reference Code: RG 65-35-1
Archives of Ontario

Photo: RCAF plane at Fort William
RCAF plane at Fort William
Reference Code: RG 65-35-7-22.2, Xs 1518
Archives of Ontario

Photo: The Royal Yacht Britannia in Toronto Harbour
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The Royal Yacht Britannia in Toronto Harbour
Reference Code: RG 65-35-7-22.3, Xs 1900-2
Archives of Ontario


Meeting the People:

 

The Queen's smile is never as broad as during the "walkabouts" when she mingles with the Ontarians who have come to see her. Never far away are cameras ready to capture the candid moments.

The media know the human interest value of candid photographs of the Queen and her Subjects.


The Queen meeting people in the street
Archives of Ontario

Photo: The Queen meeting people in the street

Photo: Prince Philip talking with 2 women in Stoney Creek, 1959
Prince Philip talking with 2 women
in Stoney Creek, 1959
Reference Code: RG-65-35-1, 8-G-0259, A-854
Archives of Ontario


Photo: Queen Elizabeth and Bill Davis at Queen's Park
Queen Elizabeth II and Bill Davis at Queen's Park
Clare Westcott records
Photograph used with permission from the London Free
Press. Further reproduction without written permission
from the London Free Press is prohibited
Reference Code: F 2094-7-2-118
Archives of Ontario


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