Royal visitors

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent, 1959

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent visited Australia from 14 August to 20 September 1959. The main reason for her visit was to attend the Queensland Centenary Celebrations

During her visit, Her Royal Highness visited the University of Sydney on 15 September 1959, and was entertained at lunch in Manning House by the President and Board of Directors of the Sydney University Women's Union.

Photos are courtesy of the University of Sydney Archives. Click on photos for enlargement.


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The Princess's arrival

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The Chancellor Sir Charles Bickerton Blackburn welcomed Her Royal Highness outside Manning House. Read a description of what the Princess was wearing.

Meeting the Deputy Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor

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Her Royal Highness was given flowers and (from left) Deputy Chancellor Major-General Ivan Dougherty and Vice-Chancellor Sir Stephen Roberts were presented to her by the Chancellor.

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The luncheon

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Her Royal Highness with students outside Manning House. Read a description of the luncheon.

Her departure

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Her Royal Highness leaves Manning House after the luncheon, wearing the badge of the women’s union on her lapel, which had been presented to her by undergraduate student Miss Janice Skinner. The Princess's Lady-in-waiting, Lady Moyra Hamilton, is behind her. Read a description of what happened next.

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