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Spit and polish before Royal visit

Queen Elizabeth II
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BRISBANE is getting a spit and polish this weekend to impress Queen Elizabeth II as tomorrow's Royal visit brings both monarchy and a mass of media attention to town.

After cruising down the Brisbane River to observe flood sites, Her Majesty will visit the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and director John Kotzas said every effort was being made to make sure everything was "spit spot".

"The carpets will be shampooed, the external concrete pressure cleaned and the windows polished inside and out, with the spaces around the building including the planter boxes filled up with greenery," Mr Kotzas said.

"Whilst all of this is happening the rest of the staff will be practicing their curtseys and preparing to showcase the building."

Following the public walk at 12.20pm, the Queen will attend a private reception at QPAC to commemorate the floods, before opening a rainwater recycling system at South Bank, a site she last visited 20 years ago for Expo '88.

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