Could you be Adelaide’s youngest Adelaide?
The City of Adelaide is celebrating Queen Adelaide’s Birthday with a virtual reception at the Adelaide Town Hall on 13 August and are looking for the city’s brightest young Adelaide and her family to join the Lord Mayor to celebrate in person.
The winner will attend a special morning tea with the Lord Mayor in the Queen Adelaide Room, where she will be crowned a princess for the day.
Traditionally, the City of Adelaide hosts an annual reception to honour the City’s namesake and those who share her name in the Queen Adelaide Room of the Adelaide Town Hall. For the first time in its history Council will host the event online due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting venue numbers.
Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said it would be a special event celebrating our City’s history.
“This year, we are hoping to find our city’s brightest young Adelaide to be our guest of honour,” the Lord Mayor said.
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.
A portrait of Queen Adelaide by William Corden, which originally hung in Windsor Castle, is on display in the Queen Adelaide Room, and is on permanent loan to the City from The Royal Collection Trust, St James Palace.
“Queen Adelaide was well known for her tireless commitment to civic work and it is important that we continue to share our city’s story with the next generation,” the Lord Mayor said.
Know someone called Adelaide? Register them for the event here.