Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh made a fleeting visit to Brisbane today as part of their present visit to Australia.
From the aeroplane they boarded a catamaran to cruise down the Brisbane River to a reception at Southbank Parklands where they met with many victims of the horrendous floods earlier this year.
The weather was perfect - fine and sunny and 27C.
Huge crowds lined the river all the way to catch a glimpse of them as they passed
and once at Southbank the Queen continually halted her passage through the crowds to accept bouquets from the many little children who lined the route.
Looks like there won't be any more talk of a republic while she's on the throne.
All photos today from here.