Sunny weather and a cheering crowd of about five-hundred people welcomed Prince Charles to Sydney today.
Sunny weather and a cheering crowd of about five-hundred people welcomed Prince Charles to Sydney today. The Prince was cheered as he arrived at the Town Hall for a civic reception given by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Nick Shehadie. And later in the day a crowd of about six-hundred people gave him another enthusiastic welcome when he went to Parliament House for a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament. The joint sitting was called to mark the hundred-and-fifties anniversary of the Upper House, the Legislative Council, and Prince Charl was there as the official representative of the Monarchy to read a message of greetings from the Queen In her message the Queen congratulate New South Wales on the way democratic conditions flourished in the state; the State's Parliamentary institutions had shown, she said, that they were able to meet the changing needs of a modern society.
In his own address to the joint sitti??? Prince Charles spoke about the history of Parliament, and its relationships with the Monarchy. He said the entire apparatus of parliamentary government, as we known it, had developed gradually from primitive origins; but it had been constructed on a base of sound experience and expertise.