When The Queen Came to Town is an affectionate celebration of the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Royal Tour to Australia by the newly Crowned Queen Elizabeth II. The film uses archival footage from the tour, interviews with Australians with memories of the Queen's visit and narration by Australian legends Bert Newtown and Lorraine Bayly to bring this wonderful story to life.
As many supporters will be aware, the tour was the largest event ever to be staged in Australia. For 60 days, the young Queen traversed the length and breadth of the land, visiting more than 60 country towns and making more than 100 speeches. Five million cucumber sandwiches, 10 million scones and 25 million cups of tea later, an astonishing three quarters of the Australian population had turned out to see their Monarch.
For a glimpse of the film, the documentary’s trailer can be accessed here:
The film has opened in selected cinemas across Australia.