William and Kate’s Jubilee Tour stirs up old Memories

As their Royal Highnesses William and Kate wend their way through Asia and the South Pacific on the Jubilee tour, Monte Luke Photography Studio recalls earlier grand royal visits.

A young Queen Elizabeth – only one year into her reign and accompanied by a dashing Prince Philip – came to Australia in 1954, and we captured it on film. Australia’s population at the time was eight million and it’s estimated that three-quarters of them saw the couple somewhere along the way. The photo here is a miniature derived from a group portrait taken by Monte Luke at Government House.