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The Queen and Me: Canberrans' close encounters with the monarch

Megan Doherty
By Megan Doherty
Updated May 30 2022 - 3:48am, first published May 27 2022 - 7:30pm
William Clayton, 12, of Nichols, with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. He met her as a two-year-old when she visited Canberra in 2011. The 27th birthday portrait of Her Majesty, now owned by Ilona Purcell, is also in the Queen and Me exhibition. Picture: James Croucher

It's one thing to have a tired two-year-old past his naptime. It's another thing to have a tired two-year-old past his naptime who's having a tantrum in front of the Queen.

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Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Journalist

I like telling local stories with integrity. My greatest hope is that someone will read my story and turn to someone in a cafe or in the next cubicle or across the breakfast table and say, "Did you hear about this?" Email: megan.doherty@canberratimes.com.au