San Ignacio, Belize, early 90s.
This photo was taken in 1994 so these girls are in their 30s now. They grew up while their country transitioned to independence. Wonder what stories they would tell.
In 1994, Queen Elizabeth visited Belize for the final piece of official business of de-colonization: the removal of British troops from Belizian soil.
We in Canada know what it’s like to have a queen’s head on our money, in gilt-edge picture frames in schools, government offices, etc.
The San Ignacio crowd waiting to see Queen Elizabeth was full of children — a special outing from their normal classroom routine.
Everyone in San Ignacio gathered in anticipation of seeing Queen Elizabeth. Maybe one of the humblest royal stages ever.