Royal Visit 1959

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Date(s) of occurrence:


 28 July 1959

Significance: First visit as Queen Elizabeth II.

Summary of event: Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, dined with the Lieutenant-Governor J. Leonard O'Brien and his wife in the Lady Beaverbrook Residence, making her the second sovereign to dine in the mens' residence - her father being the first during his Royal tour of Canada in 1939. Her sister, the Princess Margaret, also dined in the residence during her visit in 1958.



  • UNB Scrapbook, July - December 1959 (UA RG 100), Daily Gleaner, 29 July 1959.

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