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Scarf - Princess Elizabeth's Proposed Visit, Victoria, 1952 Object Reg. No: HT 28883

Large synthetic scarf printed all over in blue and maroon with a border of a repeating design of shields, rampant lions, crowns, lyres and other heraldic images and a central panel with coronets, roses and fleur-de-lys. The scarf was produced in Melbourne in 1952 and given to the donor by her father as a souvenir of a royal visit that didn't happen.

Princess Elizabeth was en route to Australia in 1952 when she heard news that her father, King George VI, had died. Her trip was curtailed, but when she made it to Australia two years later she was now Queen Elizabeth II; this marked her visit as being particularly significant for it was the first by a reigning monarch. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's tour of Australia included all major cities and a number of regional towns. The tour commenced in Sydney on 3 February, and finished in Perth on 1 April 1954. The royal couple were in Victoria from 24 February to 9 March.
Large, square, synthetic scarf with machine stitched edges. Printed all over in blue and maroon. The border with a repeating design of shields with rampant lions crowns, lyres and other heraldic images. The central panel with coronets, roses and fleur-de-lys.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Muriel Dale, 2011
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 870 mm (Height), 870 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, royal visits, scarves, royal tours
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- )
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Royal Visits
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed on the end of the central panel: SOUVENIR
Person Commemorated: HRH Princess Elizabeth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1952

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