• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH LEFT BRITAIN BY AIR TODAY (MONDAY) TO BEGIN HER EIGHT-DAY VISIT TO CANADA.?

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH LEFT BRITAIN BY AIR TODAY (MONDAY) TO BEGIN HER EIGHT-DAY VISIT TO CANADA. ACCOMPANIED BY HER HUSBAND, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, SHE FLEW FROM A SUNNY LONDON AIRPORT, EARLIER FOGBOUND, IN A BOEING 707 OF THE STATE-OWNED AIRLINE B.O.A.C.

    FIRST POINT OF CALL FOR THE ROYAL PLANE WAS TO BE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, SMALLEST OF CANADA'S TEN PROVINCES.

    THE QUEEN IS MAKING HER FOURTH VISIT TO THE DOMINION. SHE WAS LAST IN CANADA JUST OVER FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN SHE SPENT SIX WEEKS TOURING THE COUNTRY AND OPENED THE GREAT ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY.

    THIS TIME HER VISIT MARKS THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONFERENCE OF CHARLOTTETOWN AND QUEBEC CITY IN 1864, WHICH LED TO THE BIRTH OF THE CANADIAN CONFEDERATION IN 1867.

    OFFICIALS AT CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, MEANWHILE GAVE A FINAL CHECK TO MASSIVE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS TAKEN FOR THE QUEEN'S VISIT, BECAUSE OF THREATENED DEMONSTRATIONS BY FRENCH-SPEAKING SEPARATISTS IN QUEBEC PROVINCE.

    THE QUEEN AND HER HUSBAND WILL USE AN ENCLOSED, BULLET-PROOF CAR WHILE IN QUEBEC CITY, WHERE ABOUT 1,500 SERVICEMEN HAVE BEEN MOBILISED TO LINE THE ROYAL ROUTE. THE SAME CAR IS EXPECTED TO BE WAITING FOR THEM TODAY WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN CHARLOTTETOWN.

    QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE DUKE WILL BE WELCOMED BY CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER MR. LESTER PEARSON BEFORE BOARDING THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA FOR THE NIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GKCF27OKUYCBB9NNW0D8JST3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GKCF27OKUYCBB9NNW0D8JST3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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