QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP END THEIR 11 DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO AUSTRALIA

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ended their eleven day official tour of Australia on October 29, 2011.  At a huge barbeque event in the city of Perth, the Queen told the large crowd gathered how she and Prince Philip “have been overwhelmed by your kindness and support.”   The visit was clearly a huge success, with eager crowds cheering on the royal couple throughout their tour.   The Queen and Prince Philip’s final event in Perth was no exception, as tens of thousands lined the streets to catch a glimpse of them   Though both the royal couple looked remarkably fit during the entire visit, there are some who have speculated that this may be the last or one of the last visits that the 85 year old Queen  and 90 year old Prince may pay to the land down under.  In her parting remarks in Perth, Queen Elizabeth said that, “”Once again we will return to the United Kingdom with fond memories of our time here and the warm Australian welcome we have received on our 16th visit to this beautiful country.”

The Queen greeting crowds at the Great Aussie Barbeque held at the Perth Esplanade (pohto: Stefan Gossatt/Getty Images)

A view of the huge crowd gathered in Perth on the Queen and Prince Philip's final day of their Australia tour, October 29, 2011 (photo: Stefan Gossatt/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip wave farewell to Australia from their British Airways plane (photo: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The Queen holds on to her hat on a blustery day in Perth as she waves goodbye to the people of Australia, October 29, 2011 (photo: Pool/Getty Images)

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