• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP SET OUT ON THEIR LONG JOURNEY BACK TO BRITAIN TODAY (MONDAY) AT THE END OF THEIR TOUR OF LATIN AMERICA.

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILIP SET OUT ON THEIR LONG JOURNEY BACK TO BRITAIN TODAY (MONDAY) AT THE END OF THEIR TOUR OF LATIN AMERICA. THE ROYAL COUPLE ENDED THEIR TOUR WITH A WEEKEND OF REST AT THE ANTUMALAL HOTEL IN THE LAKE DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CHILE, FAMOUS FOR ITS MAGNIFICENT LAKE SCENERY, SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS AND THE VILLARICA VOLCANO, SPEWING SMOKE AND TOWING 6,400 FEET (1,950 METRES) NEAR THE ANTUMALAL HOTEL, HIGH IN THE ANDES.

    THE ROYAL COUPLE FLEW TO THE SMALL TOWN OF PUCON, SITUATED NEAR LAKE VILLARRICA 625 MILES (1,000 KMS) SOUTH OF SANTIAGO, IN A COMET JET OF THE QUEEN'S OWN FLIGHT. DESPITE THE REMOTENESS OF THE AREA, THERE WERE STILL CHEERING CROWDS TO GREET THEM AS THEY DROVE WITH THE CHILEAN FOREIGN MINISTER, SENOR GABRIEL VALDES, FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL.

    THE ANTUMALAL HOTEL --- WHOSE NAME IN THE INDIAN LANGUAGE MEANS "LAND OF THE SUN" -- IS SURROUNDED BY VAST FORESTS OF ARAUCARIA PINES, GOLF COURSES, TROUT-FILLED RIVERS AND ENDLESS MOUNTAIN TRAILS FOR HORSEBACK RIDING. THE MANAGER OF THE HOTEL SAID: "THE QUEEN HAS COME TO REST AND THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTE PEACE FOR HER".

    ON THEIR ARRIVAL, THE ROYAL COUPLE POSED FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ON THE HOTEL'S TERRACE. THE QUEEN WAS SHOWN A 14 POUND (6 KILO) SALMON CAUGHT TWO DAYS BEFORE IN THE LAKE AND PRESERVED ON ICE AS THE MAIN DISH FOR THE ROYAL COUPLE AT LUNCH ON SUNDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA74M2X2PFGXIV2NCOKFF8NS1PR
    Media URN:
    VLVA74M2X2PFGXIV2NCOKFF8NS1PR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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