• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HER HUSBAND PRINCE PHILIP, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, OFFICIALLY STARTED THEIR CURRENT TOUR OF BRAZIL WITH A VISIT TO BRASILIA, THE ULTRA-MODERN NATIONAL CAPITAL.

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HER HUSBAND PRINCE PHILIP, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, OFFICIALLY STARTED THEIR CURRENT TOUR OF BRAZIL WITH A VISIT TO BRASILIA, THE ULTRA-MODERN NATIONAL CAPITAL. ON TUESDAY NIGHT THEY ATTENDED A BANQUET GIVEN FOR THEM BY PRESIDENT ARTHUR DA COSTA E SILVA OF BRAZIL AND HIS WIFE, DONA YOLANDA, AND THE NEXT DAY THE QUEEN VISITED THE "MOTHERS' PEACE" SCHOOL IN BRASILIA.

    THE STATE BANQUET GIVEN FOR THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP TOOK PLACE AT THE NEW ITAMARATI PALACE (FOREIGN MINISTRY). IN A SPEECH, THE QUEEN SAID BRITAIN AND BRAZIL SHOULD ENGAGE IN AN IMPORTANT TRADE - "THE TRADE OF IDEAS". IN THE TRAFFIC OF IDEAS, SHE SAID, BRITAIN AND BRAZIL HAD MUCH TO OFFER EACH OTHER. "BRITAIN AND BRAZIL ARE DEDICATED TO THE SAME INTERNATIONAL PRINCIPALS. WE WORK TOP THE SAME PRACTICAL ENDS," SHE SAID.

    EARLIER, THE QUEEN AND THE PRESIDENT EXCHANGED GIFTS OF ENGLISH SILVER PLATE AND BRAZILIAN GOLD WALL DECORATIONS. BECAUSE OF THE RELATIVELY SMALL POPULATION OF BRASILIA, THE QUEEN DIDN'T RECEIVE THE KIND OF WELCOME INVOLVING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT SHE AND PRINCE PHILIP HAVE RECEIVED ELSEWHERE IN BRAZIL. THE BIGGEST WELCOME SO FAR CAME THE FOLLOWING DAY WHEN, AFTER A VISIT TO THE SCHOOL IN BRASILIA, SHE WENT TO SAO PAULO, BRAZIL'S BIGGEST CITY.

    (A POLL PUBLISHED IN THE LEADING NEWSPAPER OF RIO DE JANEIRO, "JORNAL DO BRASIL", SHOWED THAT 59 PER CENT OF BRAZILIANS - THE ONLY SOUTH AMERICAN PEOPLE TO HAVE HAD A HEREDITARY MONARCHY - THOUGHT THAT A MONARCHY WAS OUTDATED IN THE MODERN WOULD. HOWEVER, 83 PER CENT THOUGHT QUEEN ELIZABETH WAS "SYMPATHETIC".)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA66YR8AYFAAZ19BFL64WNGGNPY
    Media URN:
    VLVA66YR8AYFAAZ19BFL64WNGGNPY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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