to Monday, February 15, 1954, the third day of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to the Australian capital. The day began with the Queen meeting with a delegation from South Pacific Commonwealth Territories and receiving High Commissioners from the UK, Canada, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and Malta, along with their wives at Government house. She wore a silk shantung dress with pleated, draped skirt, topped with a matching calot hat. The hat appears to have been trimmed with a crescent of beaded or printed fabric in a swoosh around the back.
Following the opening of parliament, the Queen reviewed detachments of Australian Armed Services on parade in front of Parliament House. She wore a white coat with black sawtooth triangle applique on the sleeves and a matching white calot hat with small black feathers and an extended, bonnet-style front.
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