During the 1953–54 royal tour of New Zealand, Queen Elizabeth II visited Tūrangawaewae marae. It was supposed to be a brief, three-minute stop, but became a significant visit. Princess Piki, who would later be Te Arikinui Te Ātairangkaahu, the first Māori queen, escorted Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip inside the wharenui Mahinaarangi at Queen Elizabeth's request.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade No. 17. National Film Unit, 1954
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