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More Adelaides than ever at Queen Adelaide birthday celebration
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|Released: 09/08/2012||Send to a Friend|
Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood is inviting all people named Adelaide to join him in celebrating the 220th anniversary of the birth of Queen Adelaide at the Town Hall on August 13th from 11 am to 12 noon.
Each year in August the City of Adelaide hosts a morning tea in honour of the city’s namesake – Queen Adelaide, a royal who played a significant part in shaping our city throughout her lifetime.
“This year we are expecting more Adelaides than ever before, including our youngest Adelaide, who will be just 17 days old,” Stephen said.
“Everyone who bears the name Adelaide is invited to join me for morning tea in honour of Queen Adelaide.”
The Lord Mayor is expecting at least 30 young and not so young ladies named Adelaide to join him at this year’s event, up from the 22 who attended last year.
Around 150 guests are expected to attend the event which is held in the Queen Adelaide room where guests can view some of the Queen’s belongings which are on display.
Guests will also be able to see the life-sized bronzed statue of Queen Adelaide in the Town Hall foyer.
Over the past 15 years more than 53 girls born in South Australia have been named Adelaide.
Queen Adelaide was born in Meiningen, Germany in 1792. Aged 25, she married Prince William Henry, who went on to become King William IV of England.
At the request of King William, the new colony founded in South Australia in 1836 was named after Queen Adelaide who was well known for her unwavering support of the king and for her tireless commitment to civic work, despite personal tragedy throughout her life.
|Rebecca Draysey Tel: (08) 8203 7398||