Flashback Friday: Royals in the Hunter | photos MATT CARR17 Feb 2017, 7 a.m. This month more than 60 years ago Queen Elizabeth II visited the Hunter. Flashback Friday: Royals in the Hunter | photos Royal visit Newcastle 11-3-1977 Queen Elizabeth II civic Park "Excuse me, could I talk to you for a moment?" Mrs V Thomas said. So the Queen stopped in Civic Park in March 1977 to exchange a few words with the woman who spun the wool and knitted a shawl for the birth of the Queen's first son, Prince Charles. SUNDAY BEST: State Dockyard workers, left, meet the Queen in their thongs.Mrs Margaret McNaughton, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and Lord Mayor of Newcastle Ald John McNaugton on steps of Newcastle City Hall. Queens visit Newcastle May 7 1988 Prince Phillip pensivley studies a painting at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery in March 1977. Picture by Allan JollyRoyal visit 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II and Lord Mayor11-3-1977 Queen Elizabeth II farewelled by Ken Booth as she gets ready to board the Royal Yacht Britannia Royal visit Newcastle 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II and Lord MayorRoyal visit 7-5-1988 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip Paula Healey of Adamstown and 2nd Kotara Guides presents posy to Queen Elizabeth II at Customs HousePriness Anne Civic Park Royal visit Newcastle 10-4-1970Royal visit 10-4-1970 Priness Anne Civic Park 10-4-1970 CIVIC PARK Prince Phillip talking to Lyn Bell, swimmer at Civic ParkRoyal visit 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II and Lord MayorRoyal Tour Newcastle 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip and Princess Anne arive at the wharf to board the Britannia leaving Newcastle after their visitQueen Elizabeth II At ISC Royal visit Newcastle 10-4-197010-4-1970 Newcastle Princess Anne Civic Park Queen Elizabeth II with crowd in Civic Park Newcastle March 1977. This picture shows Anabelle's reaction when she thought the Queen had passed her by. Annabelle Traill, 4, with flowersRoyal Tour Newcastle 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II State Dockyard Queen Elizabeth II and Lord Mayor Royal visit Newcastle 10-4-1970 Royal Tour Newcastle 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II leaving Queen Elizabth II, Prince Phillip and Princess Anne Arive at the Wharf to board the royal yacht Britannia leaving Newcastle after their visitPrincess Anne in Civic Park Newcastle Royal Visit 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth opening ISC Queen Elizabet at the offical openeing of the International Sports CentreQueen Elizabeth II ISC After offically opening the International Sports Centre 14-3-1977 Annabelle proudly shows the picture of her meeting the Queen to her classmates today. Royal Tour Newcastle 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip at the State DockyardRoyal visit 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II Prince Phillip at Newcastle Airport Royal visit 10-4-1970 Prince Phillip greetings at Town HallQueen Elizabeth II Civic Park Newcastle March 1977Princess Anne walks onto the podium at the State Dockyard in April 1970. Royal Tour Newcastle 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II at the State Dockyard Royal Tour Newcastle 10-4-1970 Queen Elizabeth II leaving Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and Princess Diana wave from the royal yach Britannia ready to leave Newcastle after their visit.A little girl presents a posy to the Queen during the meet-the-people walk through Civic Park. Photo by Allan Jolly Royal visit 10-4-1970 Prince Phillip greeting people at Newcastle Town HallThe president of Port Stephens Shire Council, Cr Freeman, escorts the Queen past the crowd after her arrival at Williamtown RAAF BAse Queen Elizabeth II vist to Newcastle March 1977 Photo taken by John Herrett 11-3-1977 The Queen being farewelled by the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism, MR Ken Booth, as she prepares to board the Royal Yacht Britannia. Queen Elizabeth II in Newcastle NSW March 1977 Royal Visit Royal Tour Newcastle 10-4-1970 Princess Anne Civic Park Archival RevivalPreparations for the Royal Tour by Queen Elizabeth the second in February 1954 out the front of the Newcastle Post OficeCeremonial arches under construction prior to the Royal Tour by Queen Elizabeth the second in February 1954.Hunter Street, Newcastle sporting decorations for the Royal Tour by Queen Elizabeth the second in February 1954Decorations on the old Newcastle Police Station in Hunter Street, for the Royal Tour by Queen Elizabeth the second in February 1954Decorations on the Klosters showroom for the Queen's visit in 1954. The Queen's 1954 Hunter Street procession as seen from the old post office. Newcastle City Hall ahead of the Queen's visit in February 1954.Decorations on the Colonial Mutual Life building in Hunter Street Newcastle, during the Royal Tour by Queen Elizabeth the second in February 1954.TweetFacebook of ╳exitRoyals in NewcastleRoyal visit of 1954This month more than 60 years ago Queen Elizabeth II visited the Hunter.And the royal family are certainly no strangers to the Hunter, as this pictorial dig through the archive proves.The story Flashback Friday: Royals in the Hunter | photos first appeared on Newcastle Herald.