State Opening of Rhodesian Parliament, 1947

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later known as the Queen Mother) at the Opening of Southern Rhodesian Parliament on this Day in 1947, during the Royal Tour of South Africa and Rhodesia. Queen Elizabeth wore Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara, Queen Alexandra’s Wedding Gift Necklace, Coronation Earrings, and Queen Victoria’s Fringe Brooch. Both the King and Queen wore the Sash of the Order of the Garter.


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