• Short Summary

    AT THE START OF HER CARIBBEAN TOUR ON FRIDAY, QUEEN ELIZABETH BECAME THE FIRST REIGNING MONARCH TO VISIT BRITISH GUIANA IN ITS 152 YEARS UNDER THE BRITISH FLAG.

  • Description

    AT THE START OF HER CARIBBEAN TOUR ON FRIDAY, QUEEN ELIZABETH BECAME THE FIRST REIGNING MONARCH TO VISIT BRITISH GUIANA IN ITS 152 YEARS UNDER THE BRITISH FLAG. THE SAME DAY SHE AND PRINCE PHILIP WENT TO GEORGETOWN'S DURBAN PARK RACE TRACK TO SEE THE RUNNING OF THE "QUEEN'S TROPHY".

    THE ROYAL COUPLE WERE GIVEN A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME TO GEORGETOWN, THE COLONY'S CAPITAL, IN SPITE OF THE UNEASY POLITICAL SITUATION, INCLUDING A CALL BY THE OPPOSITION PEOPLES' PROGRESSIVE PARTY FOR A BAN BY MEMBERS ON CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE ROYAL VISIT.

    THE GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH GUIANA HAS SURROUNDED THE QUEEN AND PRINCE WITH THE STRONGEST SECURITY PRECAUTIONS THE COLONY HAS EVER KNOWN. THE VISIT COMES A LITTLE MORE THAN THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE MULTI-RACIAL COLONY, WHICH IS ON THE NORTH EAST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA, GAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE.

    ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE ROYAL COUPLE TO MEET A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE ESTIMATED 640,000 POPULATION. THE PEOPLE -- WHO HAVE BEEN GIVING THE QUEEN AND A HUSBAND A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME WHEREVER THEY GO -- RANGE FROM DESCENDANTS OF AFRICAN SLAVES AND INDENTURED INDIAN AND CHINESE WORKERS TO EUROPEAN SETTLERS AND THE REMAINING INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.

    AT THE RACES ON FRIDAY, THE QUEEN PRESENTED THE WINNING TROPHY TO "MAID OF JOY" OWNED BY MISS CLAUDETTE JOSEPH OF TRINIDAD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5MQFAF5CTSK94KHDJGNTBK5QN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5MQFAF5CTSK94KHDJGNTBK5QN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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