Queen meets Australians to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations





The Queen has met prominent Australians to celebrate 100 years of diplomatic relations with the nation.

One hundred years ago Sir George Reid, a former prime minister, was appointed as Australia's first high commissioner to the UK - the nation's inaugural overseas post to represent their interests.

Today the role is filled by John Dauth, who served the Queen as an assistant press secretary for three years until 1980.

A new exhibition and complementary book showcasing the work of the high commissioners over the last 100 years and highlighting Anglo-Australian relations was viewed by the Queen and Duke before they left.



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