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Queen Elizabeth's 1959 farewell speech

On Feb. 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was proclaimed Queen of Canada. Her spectacular coronation in Westminster Abbey the following year was heard by millions on the radio and was the first ever to be televised. When she visited Canada in 1951, 1957, 1959 and 1964, Elizabeth left an indelible mark on Canadians coast to coast.

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Queen Elizabeth's radio address thanks her Canadian hosts in both English and French.

Medium: Radio
Program: Royal Tour Diary
Broadcast Date: Aug. 1, 1959
Guest(s):
Duration: 8:01

Last updated: May 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 17, 2014

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