September 29, 2012 - January 13, 2013
This photographic exhibition pays tribute to The Queen's unfailing dedication to her duties as monarch, her steadfast commitment to her people, and their enduring regard for her.
The year 2012 marks the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A young Princess Elizabeth ascended the British throne and those of seven Commonwealth Realms, including Canada, on February 6th, 1952. Out of respect for her father's untimely death, her Coronation took place the following year on June 2nd, 1953. First as Princess, then as Queen, Elizabeth has travelled to Canada 23 times visiting Alberta in 1951, 1959, 1973, 1978 (opening the XI Commonwealth Games in Edmonton) and 2005 (participating in the province's 100th anniversary celebrations).
The exhibition is sponsored and hosted by the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the Royal Alberta Museum.