Royal Visit 1959

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Black and white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in regalia on a yellow background with blue text around the rim above and below

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On July 6, 1959 Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Phillip briefly visited Chicago, Illinois during their commonwealth tour of Canada. In the first visit to Chicago by a sitting British Monarch, the royal couple were greeted by Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and Illinois Governor Stratton. Their visit was celebrated with a welcoming ceremony and a parade. The royal couple also visited the Chicago International Trade Fair, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute. Only a thirteen hour visit, the event was well attended and memorabilia from the visit is archived in the Chicago History Museum. 


Rezaei, A. (2022, September 8). Historian recounts Queen Elizabeth II’s 1959 visit to Chicago. CBS Chicago.…

The Day The Queen Came to Chicago: Photos From Elizabeth II’s 1959 Visit. (2022, September 8). NBC Chicago.…

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