Nepalese King Mahendra and Queen Ratnarajya returned to Katmandu July 28 after an extensive 3 1/2-month world tour.
LV Royal car.
MV Nepalese lancers.
SV King out of Royal car.
MV Royal coach.
CU Lancer with standard.
MV Royals in coach.
MV Another angle..ditto.
MV Coach and escort move off.
MV Royals past camera.
GV REAR VIEW.. procession.
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Background: Nepalese King Mahendra and Queen Ratnarajya returned to Katmandu July 28 after an extensive 3 1/2-month world tour. Thousands of people lined the streets to cheer the King and Queen as they drove through the city in a ceremonial gilt coach. The colourful state procession was led by students, scouts, girl guides and religious sects.
Later, in a speech to a crowd of 50,000, the King referred to the recent incursions of Chinese troops into Nepalese territory along the 500-mile Sino-Nepalese frontier. He said the incident at Mustang was "extremely unfortunate" and he hoped "our neighbours will not commit such a mistake again".
Chinese troops, in a raid on Nepalese territory in the Mustang area June 28, killed a Nepalese Army officer and took 17 prisoners - one sergeant and 16 civilians. Two village officials and 17 horses were also taken away.
Following an immediate protest to the Peking Government, Nepalese Premier Koirala accepted a letter of apology July 4 from Chinese Prime Minister Chou En-lai.