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    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARE ARRIVING IN TRINIDAD TODAY (MONDAY) ON THE SECOND STAGE OF THEIR FIVE-WEEK TOUR OF THE CARIBBEAN, WHICH BEGAN WITH A VISIT TO BRITISH GUIANA.

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    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARE ARRIVING IN TRINIDAD TODAY (MONDAY) ON THE SECOND STAGE OF THEIR FIVE-WEEK TOUR OF THE CARIBBEAN, WHICH BEGAN WITH A VISIT TO BRITISH GUIANA. HIGHLIGHTS OF THEIR TWO DAYS IN BRITISH GUIANA INCLUDED A VISIT TO A PLANTATION, WHERE THEY ALSO ATTENDED AN AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION AND WATCHED DANCES, AND A CHILDREN'S RALLY AT THE GEORGETOWN CRICKET GROUND.

    THE ROYAL COUPLE TRAVELLED ON SATURDAY TO A PLANTATION JUST OUTSIDE GEORGETOWN. THE CAPITAL. AN AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION WAS STAGED THERE IN HER HONOUR BY THE GUYANA ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN CO-OPERATION WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES. GUYANA IS THE NAME THAT BRITISH GUIANA WILL TAKE WHEN IT BECOMES INDEPENDENT ON THE 26TH OF MAY.

    THE QUEEN SPENT ABOUT ONE AND A HALF HOURS ON FOOT TOURING THE EXHIBITION, WHICH ILLUSTRATED BRITISH GUIANA'S SUGAR, RICE, RUM AND FORESTRY INDUSTRIES, AMONG OTHERS, AS WELL AS VARIOUS LOCAL HANDICRAFTS. SHE ALSO WATCHED DANCING BY AMERINDIANS, THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE OF THE AREA, WHO WERE ESPECIALLY FLOWN IN FROM THE INTERIOR FOR THE OCCASION.

    IN GEORGETOWN THE SAME DAY, THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP VISITED A CHILDREN'S RALLY PUT ON AT THE CRICKET GROUND, WHERE THEY WATCHED MORE DANCING, PUT ON BY CHILDREN.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH IS THE FIRST REIGNING MONARCH TO VISIT BRITISH GUIANA IN ITS 152 YEARS UNDER THE BRITISH FLAG.

    (IN TRINIDAD, THE QUEEN WILL BE VISITING ANOTHER MULTI-RACIAL SOCIETY, STRONGLY AFRICAN AND INDIAN. WHILE BRITISH GUIANA'S POPULATION IS 640,000 TRINIDAD'S IS NEARLY A MILLION.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GGIXQOTF627ATS3BM19HXH1E
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GGIXQOTF627ATS3BM19HXH1E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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