Commonwealth Tour- 1954
In 1954, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip went on one of the most famous tours of their lifetime. They traveled around the Commonwealth as they visited countries like Australia and New Zealand. The photo below shows a still from their short stay in Ceylon or modern-day Sri Lanka.
This trip reinvigorated the image of the Royal Family across the Commonwealth after World War II. However, it was a tumultuous time too because many countries considered becoming republics. The Queen went all out on this tour as she reminded the world of their power (via State Library).