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    CROWN PRINCE FEISAL HAS BEEN TOURING THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA.HE HAD AN ENTHUSIASTIC?

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    CROWN PRINCE FEISAL HAS BEEN TOURING THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA.HE HAD AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME IN DAMMAN WHERE HE ADDRESSED A PUBLIC MEETING EARLY THIS MONTH.DAMMAN, BORDERING THE PERSIAN GULF, IS AN AREA WHERE, REPORTEDLY, THERE HAVE BEEN ANTI-ROYALIST ACTIVITIES.

    THE CROWN PRINCE WATCHED A TRADITIONAL TRIBAL WAR DANCE, TEA "ARDA," ONCE BANNED, BUT REINSTATED WHEN KING SAUD PERFORMED AT A PUBLIC GATHERING IN THE EASTERN PROVINCE ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.AND THEN ADDRESSED THE THOUSANDS THAT TURNED OUT TO GREET HIM.HE DECLARED THE DAY A HOLIDAY.IT WAS THE FIRST FUNCTION THAT THE CROWN PRINCE HAD ATTENDED AS SAUDI ARABIA'S HEAD OF STATE DURING KING SAUD'S ABSENCE.

    PRINCE FEISAL, AGED 58, IS KING SAUD'S BROTHER AND HEIR.HE WAS PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS FROM 1953 - 60.IN 1958, KING SAUD APPOINTED HIM IN CHARGE OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR TWO YEARS.

    KING SAUD IS ON HOLIDAY IN NICE, FRANCE, WHERE HE HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM AN INTESTINAL DISORDER.

    ELEVEN DOCTORS HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THE 61-YEAR-OLD KING SAUD, WHO IS STAYING AT THE HOTEL NEGRESCO.OVER THE WEEKEND EIGHT DOCTORS, INCLUDING HEART SPECIALISTS CARRIED OUT WHAT OFFICIALS DESCRIBED AS A "ROUTINE CHECKUP." AND YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TWO OXYGEN CYLINDERS WERE DELIVERED TO THE HOTEL.THERE HAVE BEEN PERSISTENT RUMOURS - DENIED BY THE KING'S AIDES - THAT KING SAUD IS SERIOUSLY ILL, AND NEWSMEN ARE ON A 24-HOUR VIGIL OUTSIDE THE HOTEL.

    KING SAUD ARRIVED IN NICE FROM SWITZERLAND, AND IT WAS ON A SECOND JOURNEY FROM SWITZERLAND TO NICE THAT HIS COMET JET CRASHED ON MARCH 20.WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE SO FAR HINDERED ATTEMPTS TO TRACK DOWN THE WRECKAGE OF THE PLANE BELIEVED TO BE IN THE ITALIAN ALPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA815KTBEYYM08HRYVKUK0560LF
    Media URN:
    VLVA815KTBEYYM08HRYVKUK0560LF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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