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Check out this vintage shot of Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip at Valletta’s Manoel Theatre
What a time that was!

Jillian Mallia

It is a well-known fact that Queen Elizabeth has a special place in her heart for the Maltese Islands – the only other place she’s called home during her 95 years on this earth. And there’s something special about travelling back in time to when royalty visited our islands.

The Queen and her late husband Prince Philip, who passed away on 9th April 2021 aged 99, frequently visited the islands. But this particular photo captures a raw moment at one of Malta’s most prestigious theatres.

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Steven Dalli via Nostalgia Malta / Facebook

During their 1967 visit to Malta (the first one following Malta’s Independence in 1964), the Queen and the then-Duke of Edinburgh are featured in the Manoel Theatre’s royal box. The Queen is seen looking at the stage, while Prince Philip can be seen grinning.

There are other photographs of their 1967 trip, including this coloured photo of Her Majesty and Philip arriving at theatre for the performance.

15th May 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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