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The Art of Monarchy

A collaboration with BBC Radio 4 to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Mathias Kauage (1944-2003)

Missis Kwin 1996

RCIN 407778

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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh’s most distant travels to Commonwealth countries have included visits to the Pacific islands of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu. The Queen is Sovereign in three of these island nations – Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. Her Majesty has undertaken numerous tours encompassing all of these countries.

In 1996, the people of Papua New Guinea presented The Queen with this painting, which, according to the artist, represents The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth.