• Short Summary

    PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD IN GEORGETOWN, THE BRITISH GUIANA CAPITAL, FOR THE ARRIVAL THERE ON FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 4) OF QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP.

  • Description

    PREPARATIONS ARE GOING AHEAD IN GEORGETOWN, THE BRITISH GUIANA CAPITAL, FOR THE ARRIVAL THERE ON FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 4) OF QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP.

    THE ROYAL TOUR OF COMMONWEALTH TERRITORIES IN THE CARIBBEAN WILL START WITH THE VISIT TO BRITISH GUIANA. IT WILL BE THE QUEEN'S FIRST VISIT THERE, ALTHOUGH PRINCE PHILIP VISITED THE TERRITORY IN 1962 DURING A TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA.

    THE ROYAL COUPLE WILL ARRIVE AT GEORGETOWN FOR THE START OF THEIR TWO-DAY VISIT ABOARD THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA AFTER FLYING TO THE CARIBBEAN FROM LONDON. THE CITIZENS OF GEORGETOWN ARE OUT IN FORCE DECORATING THE TOWN WITH FLAGS AND LIGHTS AND REHEARSING THE CEREMONIES WELCOME AND STATE DRIVE THEY WILL GIVE THE QUEEN.

    BUT IT WILL NOT ALL BE SMILING FACES IN THE CROWD, FOR THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION PARTY DR. CHEDDI JAGAN'S PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY HAS SAID IT WILL BOYCOTT THE VISIT AS A PROTEST AT BRITAIN'S HANDLING OF THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE CRISIS.

    AFTER THE FIVE WEEK VISIT TO BRITISH GUIANA AND EIGHT OTHER CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES, THE QUEEN WILL FLY BACK TO LONDON WHILE THE DUKE GOES ON FOR A VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZYX4CSVRE0M3AEJLIYIJ3RFL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZYX4CSVRE0M3AEJLIYIJ3RFL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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