09 Aug, 2016

Adelaides gather for Queen Adelaide celebration

The Lord Mayor will host a celebration of the 224th anniversary of the birth of Queen Adelaide at Town Hall this morning.

Each year the City of Adelaide hosts a morning tea to celebrate Queen Adelaide’s Birthday – a royal who played a significant part in shaping our city throughout her lifetime.

The Lord Mayor said many Adelaides were again expected to attend, including those in their 90s, as well as baby Adelaides who are just a few months old!

“This is the second morning tea I’ve had the honour of sharing with Adelaides old and young, and it really is one of my favourite annual events here at Town Hall,” said Martin.

“It’s a joy meeting people who are named Adelaide or have chosen the name for a loved one, and finding out why they are named after our beautiful city.

“We’re expecting around 140 guests to attend the event in the Queen Adelaide room (of course) where they can view some of the Queen’s belongings on display.”

Guests, including His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, will also be able to see the life-sized bronzed statue of Queen Adelaide in the Town Hall foyer.

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.

The Queen was well known for her unwavering support of the King and for her tireless commitment to civic work, despite personal tragedy throughout her life.

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Matt Halliwell