Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh arrived kathmandu on 12.3.65 on 3-day state visit to Nepal.
ROLL 1. British special aircraft flying the Duke taxies in at Kathmandu runway
The aircraft halts, the British ambassador in Nepal A.A. Duffa proceeds to the gate.
The aircraft ladder lowers down and the British ambassador gets in
The Duke comes out of the aircraft.
Crown Prince Birendra receives the Duke.
S.B. Thapa chairman council of ministers shaking hands with the duke.
Accompanied with the Crown Prince and the chairman the duke walks out.
The duke and the crown prince.
The Duke mounts the dias to accept the salute.
The Duke receiving the guard of Honour.
the guard of honour band and the contingent.
The duke inspects the guard of honour.
The duke meets the dignitaries on the airport, shaking hands with the Nepalese foreign minister Bista, British ambassadors wife, the chairman Nepal-Britain friendship society garlens the duke, The duke admires a bunch of flowers presented to him by the Indian ambassador in Nepal. Several shots of meeting with British residents in Nepal, closeups of british children among the spectators. A long shot of the assembly at airport with the Kathmandu airport in the background.
Reception over the duke enters his car, the duke drives away and before driving away responds to the greetings of the assembly by waving his hands and hat.
Kathmandu city- an ancient temple, the market and its people.
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Background: Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh arrived kathmandu on 12.3.65 on 3-day state visit to Nepal.He was received at the airport by H.H.Crown Prince Birendra Bikram Shah Deo, S.B.Thapa (Chairman Nepal council of Ministers) K.Bista (Vice-chairman council of Ministers), Maj.Genl.S.B.Mall GCVO principal secy to King, Sardar Hansman Singh GCVO secy to King, J.N.Singh CVO foreign secretary, P.C.Thakur Chief of Protocol, General Mrigendra Shamsher chairman Nepal-Britain Society and members British Ambassador in Nepal Mr.A.A.Duff and his staff.Members of British Community in Nepal were present.Amidst rousing reception the Duke was presented a guard of Honour by the Royal army and introduced to people present on airport to receive him.This is second visit of to the Duke in Nepal, He first visited the country in 1961 along with Queen Elizabeth.