The 1953–54 visit of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attracted huge crowds onto the streets. It was the first time a reigning monarch had visited New Zealand. Cities and towns celebrated the visit by dressing streets and buildings with flags and bunting. Many waited for hours in the summer sun to catch a glimpse of their monarch.
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