• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER IS ON A PRIVATE HOLIDAY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER IS ON A PRIVATE HOLIDAY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE. YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) SHE WENT SIGHT-SEEING A TWO CHATEAUX BEFORE DRIVING INTO AIX-EN-PROVENCE FOR A BIG WELCOME FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. SHE IS STAYING AT THE CHATEAU LEGIER AT THE VILLAGE OF FONTVIEILLE, NEAR ARLES, WHICH IS WEST OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE.

    SHE BEGAN HER WEEK'S HOLIDAY ON MONDAY. THE CHATEAU WHERE SHE IS STAYING HAS BEEN RENTED TO HER FROM A LEADING FRENCH DECORATOR, M. PIERRE DELBEE, AT A TOKEN OF THREE-PENCE A NIGHT TO EMPHASISE THE PRIVATE NATURE OF THE VISIT.

    THE QUEEN MOTHER, WHO IS THE GUEST OF LADY REILLY, WIFE OF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE, AND HER HOUSE PARTY OF SEVEN, DROVE THROUGH THE PICTURESQUE PROVENCE COUNTRYSIDE YESTERDAY FOR A LOOK AT SOME OF THE SIGHTS. AN ARMY OF REPORTERS AND CAMERAMEN TRAILED HER.

    AT AIX-EN-PROVENCE, HER ARRIVAL BROUGHT OUT A CHEERING CROWD OF THOUSANDS. PEOPLE JOSTLED TO GET A CLOSER LOOK PUSHING SECURITY POLICE ASIDE, AS SHE WENT SIGHT-SEEING ON FOOT THROUGH THE TOWN. SHE WAS ESCORTED BY THE MAYOR, M. HENRI MORET.

    "VIVE LA REINE MERE!" CHORUSED SHOPPERS. "HURRAH!" SHOUTED SCHOOLGIRLS. AND A FINAL WORD FROM A MEMBER OF THE QUEEN MOTHER'S PARTY: "WE THOUGHT SHE WOULD BE HARDLY RECOGNISED IN FRANCE."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA651N60CG57DQ6L164PE1LQ94T
    Media URN:
    VLVA651N60CG57DQ6L164PE1LQ94T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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