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When the Queen visited Malta - Photos of the week - Times of Malta

26 November- 2 December 2015

Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (centre) and Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca inspect a guard of honour at San Anton Palace in Attard after arriving for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritain's Queen Elizabeth (centre) and Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca inspect a guard of honour at San Anton Palace in Attard after arriving for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is greeted by Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat on her arrival in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew MirabelliBritain’s Queen Elizabeth is greeted by Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat on her arrival in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Queen Elizabeth is greeted by Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his twin daughters, Etoile Ella and Soleil Sophie, on her arrival in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQueen Elizabeth is greeted by Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his twin daughters, Etoile Ella and Soleil Sophie, on her arrival in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Queen Elizabeth arrives in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQueen Elizabeth arrives in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip arrive in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQueen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip arrive in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall battles the strong winds and rain on arrival in Malta on November 26. The Duchess, accompanied by her husband Prince Charles, visited Malta on an official state visit together with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Photo: Matthew MirabelliCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall battles the strong winds and rain on arrival in Malta on November 26. The Duchess, accompanied by her husband Prince Charles, visited Malta on an official state visit together with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prince Charles (right) is greeted by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre) and his wife Michelle Muscat (left) on his arrival in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrince Charles (right) is greeted by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (centre) and his wife Michelle Muscat (left) on his arrival in Malta on November 26 for an official state visit. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Two AFM soldiers take shelter from the wind as snipers keep a watchful eye over the runway at Malta International Airport before the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on November 26. Photo: Matthew MirabelliTwo AFM soldiers take shelter from the wind as snipers keep a watchful eye over the runway at Malta International Airport before the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on November 26. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at San Anton Palace in Attard for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at San Anton Palace in Attard for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at San Anton Palace in Attard for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at San Anton Palace in Attard for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (right) is greeted by Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca as she arrives at San Anton Palace in Attard for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritain's Queen Elizabeth (right) is greeted by Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca as she arrives at San Anton Palace in Attard for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Two Armed Forces of Malta soldiers speak while on guard at San Anton Palace in Attard shortly before Queen Elizabeth arrived on the first day of her State Visit on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaTwo Armed Forces of Malta soldiers speak while on guard at San Anton Palace in Attard shortly before Queen Elizabeth arrived on the first day of her State Visit on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

An Armed Forces of Malta soldier prepares the red carpet before the arrival of Queen Elizabeth at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaAn Armed Forces of Malta soldier prepares the red carpet before the arrival of Queen Elizabeth at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

An Armed Forces of Malta soldier arranges a colleague’s collar shortly before Queen Elizabeth’s arrival at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaAn Armed Forces of Malta soldier arranges a colleague’s collar shortly before Queen Elizabeth’s arrival at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers prepare for the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers prepare for the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers prepare for the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaArmed Forces of Malta soldiers prepare for the arrival of Britain's Queen Elizabeth at San Anton Palace in Attard on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

An armed soldier patrols San Anton Palace in Attard before the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiAn armed soldier patrols San Anton Palace in Attard before the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 26. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, arrives for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQueen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat, arrives for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (right) addresses the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiMalta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (right) addresses the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritain's Queen Elizabeth speaks at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArtists perform during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArtists perform during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma watch artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritain’s Queen Elizabeth and Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma watch artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Guests check their mobile devices as they wait for the start of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiGuests check their mobile devices as they wait for the start of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, watches a glass blower at Mdina Glass on November 26. Photo: Chris Sant FournierCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall, watches a glass blower at Mdina Glass on November 26. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, enjoy the view from the Mdina bastions on November 28. Photo: Chris Sant FournierPrince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, enjoy the view from the Mdina bastions on November 28. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Fibreglass donkeys, which form part of the Mdina Biennale, are checked for explosives just before Britain’s Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tour Mdina on November 28. Photo: Chris Sant FournierFibreglass donkeys, which form part of the Mdina Biennale, are checked for explosives just before Britain’s Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall tour Mdina on November 28. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Archbishop Charles Scicluna inspects a fibreglass donkey in Mdina on November 28. The donkey forms part of the Mdina Biennale. Photo: Chris Sant FournierArchbishop Charles Scicluna inspects a fibreglass donkey in Mdina on November 28. The donkey forms part of the Mdina Biennale. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Queen Elizabeth speaks during a dinner at Corinthia Palace in Attard November 27. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaQueen Elizabeth speaks during a dinner at Corinthia Palace in Attard November 27. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Queen Elizabeth arrives at the Marsa Racetrack on November 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaQueen Elizabeth arrives at the Marsa Racetrack on November 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A woman carrying beers in her hands walks in front of Queen Elizabeth at the Marsa racetrack on November 28. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA woman carrying beers in her hands walks in front of Queen Elizabeth at the Marsa racetrack on November 28. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Overlooked by Armed Forces of Malta snipers, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip look down from bastions towards Grand Harbour during their visit to Heritage Malta at Villa Bighi in Kalkara, on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiOverlooked by Armed Forces of Malta snipers, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip look down from bastions towards Grand Harbour during their visit to Heritage Malta at Villa Bighi in Kalkara, on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

British Royal Navy officers and sailors salute on HMS Bulwark as a boat carrying Britain's Queen Elizabeth passes in Valletta’s Grand Harbour during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritish Royal Navy officers and sailors salute on HMS Bulwark as a boat carrying Britain's Queen Elizabeth passes in Valletta’s Grand Harbour during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

British Royal Navy officers on a floating dock beneath HMS Bulwark salute as a boat carrying Britain's Queen Elizabeth passes in Valletta’s Grand Harbour during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiBritish Royal Navy officers on a floating dock beneath HMS Bulwark salute as a boat carrying Britain's Queen Elizabeth passes in Valletta’s Grand Harbour during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Armed Forces of Malta soldiers patrol outside St Angelo Mansions during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Vittoriosa on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiArmed Forces of Malta soldiers patrol outside St Angelo Mansions during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Vittoriosa on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

A soldier of the Armed Forces of Malta patrols on a boat in Valletta’s Grand Harbour during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA soldier of the Armed Forces of Malta patrols on a boat in Valletta’s Grand Harbour during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on November 28. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Queen Elizabeth makes her way out of her car after arriving at Malta International Airport on November 28. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip were in Malta on an official state visit which included the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQueen Elizabeth makes her way out of her car after arriving at Malta International Airport on November 28. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip were in Malta on an official state visit which included the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Queen Elizabeth inspects the guard of honour at Malta International Airport at the end of a three-day state visit on November 28. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQueen Elizabeth inspects the guard of honour at Malta International Airport at the end of a three-day state visit on November 28. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Queen Elizabeth, together with her husband Prince Philip, make their way up the stairs to their aircraft bringing to an end their three-day state visit to Malta on November 28. The Queen and her husband were in Malta together with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Photo: Matthew MirabelliQueen Elizabeth, together with her husband Prince Philip, make their way up the stairs to their aircraft bringing to an end their three-day state visit to Malta on November 28. The Queen and her husband were in Malta together with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Members of the Armed Forces of Malta gather the red carpet shortly after the Queen and her husband Prince Philip boarded their plane bringing to an end their three-day state visit to Malta on November 28. Photo: Matthew MirabelliMembers of the Armed Forces of Malta gather the red carpet shortly after the Queen and her husband Prince Philip boarded their plane bringing to an end their three-day state visit to Malta on November 28. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on at the start of the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiCanada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on at the start of the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

French President François Hollande gestures during a news conference after the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFrench President François Hollande gestures during a news conference after the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

French President François Hollande arrives for the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFrench President François Hollande arrives for the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

French President François Hollande (right) listens to an aide at the start of the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiFrench President François Hollande (right) listens to an aide at the start of the Climate Action Special Executive Session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Golden Sands on November 27. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

French President François Hollande attends the Special Session on Climate Change at the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit at the Golden Sands Resort in Malta on November 27. Photo: Matthew MirabelliFrench President François Hollande attends the Special Session on Climate Change at the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit at the Golden Sands Resort in Malta on November 27. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Prince Charles attends the Special Session on Climate Change at the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit at the Golden Sands Resort in Malta on November 27. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPrince Charles attends the Special Session on Climate Change at the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit at the Golden Sands Resort in Malta on November 27. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A cat walks in a courtyard at San Anton Palace shortly before the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA cat walks in a courtyard at San Anton Palace shortly before the arrival of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on November 26. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A gilder works in his Mdina workshop on November 28. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA gilder works in his Mdina workshop on November 28. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Veterans of the Royal Malta Artillery and their families proceed to the RMA grave after hearing mass at the Addolorata cemetery chapel on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierVeterans of the Royal Malta Artillery and their families proceed to the RMA grave after hearing mass at the Addolorata cemetery chapel on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Veterans and their families remember the dead at the Royal Malta Artillery grave at the Addolorata cemetery on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierVeterans and their families remember the dead at the Royal Malta Artillery grave at the Addolorata cemetery on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Veterans and their families remember the dead at the Royal Malta Artillery grave at the Addolorata cemetery on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierVeterans and their families remember the dead at the Royal Malta Artillery grave at the Addolorata cemetery on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A Christmas tree made of thousands of glass baubles, delicately put together by Mdina Glass, contrasts sharply with the stone hues of City Gate in Valletta as the capital starts to take on the colours of Christmas on November 30. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA Christmas tree made of thousands of glass baubles, delicately put together by Mdina Glass, contrasts sharply with the stone hues of City Gate in Valletta as the capital starts to take on the colours of Christmas on November 30. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A Christmas tree made of thousands of glass baubles, delicately put together by Mdina Glass, contrasts sharply with the stone hues of City Gate in Valletta as the capital starts to take on the colours of Christmas on November 30. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA Christmas tree made of thousands of glass baubles, delicately put together by Mdina Glass, contrasts sharply with the stone hues of City Gate in Valletta as the capital starts to take on the colours of Christmas on November 30. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Glass baubles delicately put together by Mdina Glass glow with the sunlight at City Gate in Valletta on November 30. Photo: Matthew MirabelliGlass baubles delicately put together by Mdina Glass glow with the sunlight at City Gate in Valletta on November 30. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A Christmas tree made of thousands of glass baubles, delicately put together by Mdina Glass, contrasts sharply with the stone hues of City Gate in Valletta as the capital starts to take on the colours of Christmas on November 30. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA Christmas tree made of thousands of glass baubles, delicately put together by Mdina Glass, contrasts sharply with the stone hues of City Gate in Valletta as the capital starts to take on the colours of Christmas on November 30. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A woman takes photos of Christmas street lights outside Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on December 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit LupiA woman takes photos of Christmas street lights outside Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta on December 1. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Our Lady of Victories Church in Senglea is seen from the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on December 1. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaOur Lady of Victories Church in Senglea is seen from the Hibs Stadium in Corradino on December 1. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A bruised elderly woman who was attacked by two robbers in her house in Swieqi talks to Times of Malta a few days after her ordeal, on November 30. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA bruised elderly woman who was attacked by two robbers in her house in Swieqi talks to Times of Malta a few days after her ordeal, on November 30. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

Children could not contain their excitement as they chased each other across Valletta’s Republic Street, bursting soap bubbles a street artist was creating to the delight of passers-by on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierChildren could not contain their excitement as they chased each other across Valletta’s Republic Street, bursting soap bubbles a street artist was creating to the delight of passers-by on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A girl bursts soap bubbles in Republic Street in Valletta on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant FournierA girl bursts soap bubbles in Republic Street in Valletta on November 29. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

A ship bellows black smoke while berthed in the Grand Harbour on November 28. Photo: Matthew MirabelliA ship bellows black smoke while berthed in the Grand Harbour on November 28. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

A cat looks towards a boat berthed at the Palumbo Shipyard in Cottonera on December 2. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA cat looks towards a boat berthed at the Palumbo Shipyard in Cottonera on December 2. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A cruise liner in Grand Harbour is dwarfed by an oil rig at the Palumbo Shipyard in Cottonera on December 2. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA cruise liner in Grand Harbour is dwarfed by an oil rig at the Palumbo Shipyard in Cottonera on December 2. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

A policeman stands in the empty Millennium Stand at the National stadium in Ta’ Qali during a Premier League football match on December 02. Photo: Mark Zammit CordinaA policeman stands in the empty Millennium Stand at the National stadium in Ta’ Qali during a Premier League football match on December 02. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

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