Royal Visit 2011 Perth Barbecue Part I Introduction
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The 2011 Royal Visit to Australia by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh was their 16th homecoming. On this occasion, the visit ended with a Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Perth on 2002 and 29 October. The royal couple stayed in Canberra and visited Brisbane and Melbourne and Perth in scenes which recall the reception they received on their first visit in 1954. The final event was a charity barbecue on the shores of the Swan River which was attended by over 120,000 people who came to say farewell to the Queen and the Duke.

The Royal visit was an enormous success, and was testimony to the strong affection Australians have for their Queen and her consort.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast the event live across the nation. This was presented by Stephanie Brantz who in the first part interviews the BBC's Nicholas Witchell.

This is in the following parts.

Part 1 -- Introduction
Part 2 --Previous Visits
Part 3 -- The Queen will never abdicate
Part 4 -- The Queen arrives
Part 5 -- To curtsey or not
Part 6- The Welcome
Part 7- The Premier and The Queen

Part 8- Meet and Greet
Part 9- Meet and Greet continued
Part 10- The Departure