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    KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA, ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING ABSOLUTE MONARCHS IN THE WORLD, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY TO BEGIN HIS NINE-DAY STATE VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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    KING FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA, ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING ABSOLUTE MONARCHS IN THE WORLD, ARRIVED IN LONDON TODAY TO BEGIN HIS NINE-DAY STATE VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM. HE WAS MET BY THE DUKE OF KENT, THE QUEEN'S COUSIN, AT LONDON AIRPORT, AND WAS THEN DRIVEN INTO CENTRAL LONDON WHERE QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WERE WAITING TO JOIN HIM FOR THE CEREMONIAL PROCESSION TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

    MEN OF THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES LINED THE ENTIRE ROUTE TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE, THE QUEEN'S HOME IN LONDON, THROUGH CROWDED AND GAILY DECORATED STREETS. AFTER ARRIVING AT THE PALACE, THERE WAS A QUIET LUNCH WITH THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH BEFORE THE START OF A HEAVY PROGRAMME OFFICIAL VISIT AND FORMALITIES. THE DAY ENDED WITH A STATE BANQUET.

    DURING THE INITIAL CEREMONIES, WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE TATE GALLERY THE KING MET OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, MILITARY LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON. KING FAISAL AND MR WILSON ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE AT LEAST TWO FURTHER MEETINGS TO DISCUSS MIDDLE EAST ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTS ON THE WIDER INTERNATIONAL SCENE.

    ON THE ADEN ISSUE, KING FAISAL SUPPORTS BRITISH WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROTECTORATE, BUT FEARS INCREASED EGYPTIAN INFLUENCE THERE IF THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERATION REMAINS UNSTABLE. ON THE YEMEN, HE SUPPORTS THE ROYALISTS AGAINST THE EGYPTIAN-PACKED REPUBLICANS.

    KING FAISAL CAME TO POWER AFTER DEPOSING HIS HALF-BROTHER, KING SAUD, IN 1964. EX-KING SAUD NOW LIVES IN EGYPT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SESOIF0B15IU4QCCPT7UQ8DW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SESOIF0B15IU4QCCPT7UQ8DW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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