Mount Isa celebrates royal wedding anniversary with morning tea

MILESTONE: Mount Isa City Council mayor Joyce McCulloch and local resident Barry Byrne will enjoy a morning tea with locals to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of the crown. Photo: Samantha Walton.
MILESTONE: Mount Isa City Council mayor Joyce McCulloch and local resident Barry Byrne will enjoy a morning tea with locals to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of the crown. Photo: Samantha Walton.

A morning tea will be held at Mount Isa Library on Monday November 20 to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. 

Local resident and avid constitutional monarchist Barry Byrne, is hosting the event for the wider community to celebrate the significant milestone.

“This is a significant historical event, and being a loyal constitutional monarchist and having a great deal of support for the crown, I thought it would be nice to host an event to celebrate,” Mr Byrne said.

“The Queen and Duke got married on November 20, 1947 and had their first child, Prince Charles a year later in 1948.

“I have always had an interest in the crown. Some people get carried away by the celebrity, the jewels and castles associated with it. My main interest is the mechanism and how it plays a huge part in Australia’s constitutional parliamentary and judicial systems.”

Official guests from Mount Isa City Council, Army Base, Mount Isa Mines, Queensland Police Service, Fire Brigade, Queensland Ambulance, State Emergency Service are invited as well as members of the public.

The morning tea will start at 10am and will include a special anniversary cake for the occasion.