Bristol World looks back at five pictures from the Queen’s visits to the city.
Queen Elizabeth II made several visits to Bristol during her life, first arriving in 1950 while still known as Princess Elizabeth.
Returning six years later, as Queen, she opened the new Council House before touring St Mary Redcliffe church alongside the Duke of Edinburgh.
In 1958, the Queen returned once again, this time making history by making the first ever long-distance phone call without the help of an operator from the central telephone exchange in Bristol.
Her most recent visit came in 2012 as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour with images from this event captured in the gallery below.
1. Wills Memorial Building, December 1958.
The Queen with Sir Philip Morris, Vice-Chancellor at the University leaving the Wills Memorial Building after opening the Queen’s Building on Friday 8 December 1958
2. The Matthew of Bristol, June 1997.
Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with a crew member of the Matthew, in Bonavista, Canada, after it travelled from Bristol. The Matthew is a replica of the ship that John Cabot sailed 500 years ago when he discovered Canada. The Matthew left Bristol, England, 02 May and arrived 24 June to re-enact the landing.
3. St Michael’s Hill, February 2005.
Queen Elizabeth II walks past children from St Michael on the Mount School while Django Reeves Short aged 10 holds his ‘Hello Elizabeth’ sign and takes a picture. The Queen experienced cake-making, bricklaying and hip-hop dance during a visit to Bristol. The Monarch was touring The Park in Knowle West.
4. Bailey Caravan Factory, November 2012.
The Queen steps out of a caravan during a visit to the Bailey caravan factory also as part of her Jubilee tour on November 22, 2012.