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Royal Tour of West Country - The Queen at Launceston Station, 9th May 1956

Royal Tour of West Country - The Queen at Launceston Station, 9th May 1956


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Royal Tour of West Country - The Queen at Launceston Station, 9th May 1956

This photograph shows The Queen & Prince Philip on platform 1 at Launceston Station on 9th May 1956, as part of their Royal Tour of the West Country

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 24664785

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1950s 1956 Duke Of Edinburgh Elizabeth Ii Prince Philip Queen Royal Royal Tour Royalty Station West Country Launceston


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we are transported back to a significant moment in history - the Royal Tour of West Country. On a sunny day in May 1956, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip grace platform 1 at Launceston Station with their majestic presence. Radiating elegance and regality, Her Majesty stands tall beside her beloved husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Dressed impeccably in an exquisite ensemble befitting her royal status, she exudes grace and poise. Prince Philip complements his wife's beauty with his dashing appearance, showcasing his unwavering support for the Queen. The atmosphere is electric as onlookers eagerly gather to catch a glimpse of their beloved monarchs. The station buzzes with excitement as locals and visitors alike bask in this rare opportunity to witness history unfold before their eyes. This photograph serves as a testament to the enduring connection between royalty and its people. It captures not only a moment frozen in time but also symbolizes unity and admiration for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. As part of their extensive Royal Tour of the West Country, this stop at Launceston Station holds particular significance. It showcases how even smaller towns were honored by visits from members of the royal family during these grand tours. Preserved through time within this photo print, it allows us to relive an extraordinary chapter in British history when tradition met modernity amidst adoring crowds at Launceston Station on that memorable day in

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