Monarchist won't miss royal visit

Highfields resident John Brett looks forward to the Queen’s visit to Brisbane on Monday.
Highfields resident John Brett looks forward to the Queen’s visit to Brisbane on Monday. Bev Lacey

COME Monday, Highfields resident and staunch monarchist John Brett will be firmly planted on his couch watching Queen Elizabeth's visit to Brisbane live on television.

And he would not miss it for anything in the world.

"I was fortunate enough to see the Queen when she went to Wagga Wagga way back in 1954," Mr Brett said.

"I will definitely be watching the live coverage on television," he added.

Queen Elizabeth will make a brief stop in Brisbane on Monday where she will meet flood victims and take a boat cruise up the Brisbane River to Southbank.

"I am really looking forward to it.

"The visit itself will more likely be historic as it will be probably the last time she comes to these shores.

"Mind you, in saying that, she is a pretty tough old woman," Mr Brett said.

Queen Elizabeth arrived in Canberra last night, starting a 10-day visit to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to be held in Perth from October 28-30.

"It is definitely fantastic that she is coming, it should be seen as a privilege," Mr Brett said.

The royal visit will be Queen Elizabeth's 16th tour to Australia.


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