Immediately after their return from Pokhra, where they watched a tiger hunt, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh took time off from official Nepalese itinerary to see some of the ancient relics and monuments in and around Kathmandu.
LS Temples in the Pattan Durber square.
Three more shots of the temples in the Durbar square.... the buildings all belong to the Krishna temple.
CS Of an effigy outside the Krishna temple.
CU Another effigy.
Two shots of the crowds in the Pattan streets.
LS Queen and the Duke driving through the streets of Pattan through the Durbar square, camera pans with the car and comes to the composition of two elephants on the steps of another temple.
BACK LS. Though the Pattan.
LS Royal couple driving in front of the Krishna temple.
MLS The Royal couple in the Pattan streets, crowds cheering.
MLS Car carrying the Royal couple arriving in front of the deities of Hanuman Dhoka temple.
MS Royal couple walking in front of the deities.
MS Royal couple going inside the Hanuman Dhoka.
MLS Royal couple coming out of the beautiful gate of H. Dhoka.
MLS Royal couple driving through the streets of Kathmandu. Different shots of people cheering and looking through tiny windows.
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Background: Immediately after their return from Pokhra, where they watched a tiger hunt, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh took time off from official Nepalese itinerary to see some of the ancient relics and monuments in and around Kathmandu.
At Pattan, some 2 miles south-east of Kathmandu, they visited some of the ancient Hindu shrines and temples, some dating back to 299 A.D. They expressed great admiration for the Krishna Mandir Temple - built in the fifteenth century.
Returning to Kathmandu, the Royal couple drove straight to Hanuman Dhoka. This is the ancient Royal palace, surrounded by a cluster of fascinating pagoda-roofed buildings. The Hanuman Dhoka, now a temple, is dedicated to the Monkey-God.