Royal Visit, The

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Why did the Queen visit Ghana in 1961 when the country had only just gained independence?

Presenter Dzifa Gbeho tours Accra with Chris Hesse, the then President's official photographer, who followed the Queen's every move during her first visit to Ghana in 1961.

Dzifa asks why the Queen visited Ghana at this time when the country had only just gained independence.

Who decides where and when the Queen travels abroad and who is in charge of organising the finer details of Royal visits?

KB Asante, a retired Diplomat who witnessed the Queen's 1961 visit, shares his memories of meeting the Queen and discusses its impact.

This first visit is contrasted with the Queen's second visit to Ghana in 1999.

Dzifa talks to the former Minister of Education, Ekow Spio Garbrah who was present when the Queen gave an unusually politically-pointed speech to the Parliament in Accra during her 1999 visit.

People who have come face to face with the Queen share their experiences.

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20120602 (WS)
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Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II.

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II.

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II.

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II during her many visits to the country.

For Avril Oughton, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet the Queen but others like Margaret Cunningham - who first met the Queen in 1954 and then again in 2011 - have met her on several occasions.

Sharon travels to Broken Hill in the outback and to Canberra to find out the imact the Queen's visits have had on the places and people she has met.

The Queen's former Private Secretary Sir William Heseltine also sheds light on how the Queen's visits to Australia have changed over time.

(Image: The Queen on walkabout in Sydney. Credit: Associated Press)

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II.

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II during her many visits to the country.

For Avril Oughton, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet the Queen but others like Margaret Cunningham - who first met the Queen in 1954 and then again in 2011 - have met her on several occasions.

Sharon travels to Broken Hill in the outback and to Canberra to find out the imact the Queen's visits have had on the places and people she has met.

The Queen's former Private Secretary Sir William Heseltine also sheds light on how the Queen's visits to Australia have changed over time.

(Image: The Queen on walkabout in Sydney. Credit: Associated Press)

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II.

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20120602 (WS)
20120604 (WS)

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II during her many visits to the country.

For Avril Oughton, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet the Queen but others like Margaret Cunningham - who first met the Queen in 1954 and then again in 2011 - have met her on several occasions.

Sharon travels to Broken Hill in the outback and to Canberra to find out the imact the Queen's visits have had on the places and people she has met.

The Queen's former Private Secretary Sir William Heseltine also sheds light on how the Queen's visits to Australia have changed over time.

(Image: The Queen on walkabout in Sydney. Credit: Associated Press)

Sharon Mascall meets Australians from all walks of life who have met Queen Elizabeth II.