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Tram fit for a Queen

15 Nov 2011

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Southbank had its very own brush with royalty in October, as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip took a tram ride down St Kilda Rd.

The royal couple were all smiles as they waved to the thousands of royal watchers who lined the street to catch a glimpse.

The tram ride was part of the royal tour’s stop-over in Melbourne, a whirlwind visit which included opening the new Royal Children’s Hospital, a meet-the-people walk at Federation Square and lunch at Government House.

School children were among the St Kilda Rd crowd who were becoming concerned that the Queen was having some trouble with her MYKI card as the tram was running late. All was forgiven when the specially-painted royal tram did arrive and crowds were treated to that customary wave.

Most believe this was the last time the Queen will visit Australia and this helped produce massive crowds all around Australia for the tour.

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