• Short Summary

    BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GEORGE THOMSON ARRIVED IN MBABANE, SWAZILAND, LAST WEDNESDAY (4 SEPTEMBER) FOR THE FORMER PROTECTORATE'S INDEPENDENCE CEREMONIES THAT TOOK PLACE TODAY (FRIDAY).

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    BRITISH COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY GEORGE THOMSON ARRIVED IN MBABANE, SWAZILAND, LAST WEDNESDAY (4 SEPTEMBER) FOR THE FORMER PROTECTORATE'S INDEPENDENCE CEREMONIES THAT TOOK PLACE TODAY (FRIDAY).

    THE PRIME MINISTER OF SWAZILAND, PRINCE MAKHOSINI DLAMINI WAS ON HAND TO GREET MR. THOMSON AND HIS WIFE AS THEY ARRIVED AT MATSAPA AIRPORT, AS WAS SIR FRANCIS LLOYD, THE BRITISH COMMISSIONER TO SWAZILAND.

    KING SOBHUZA THE SECOND, SWAZILAND'S RULER, TOOK TIME OFF FROM HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO VISIT A SHOW AT THE SWAZI MARKET, WHERE HE WAS GREETED BY THE SHOW'S ORGANISERS.

    ANOTHER OF THE DISTINGUISHED PERSONS AT THE AIRPORT WAS THE KING OF LESOTHO, GREETED BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE. THE KING OF THE NEAR-BY FORMER BRITISH PROTECTORATE ALSO TOOK THE SALUTE FROM THE GUARD OF HONOUR THAT WAS PRESENT.

    AFTER THE THOMSONS' ARRIVAL, 30 DELEGATES FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES ARRIVED TO PARTICIPATE IN TODAY'S CEREMONIES.

    AT MIDDAY TODAY, THOMSON, ACTING AS QUEEN ELIZABETH'S REPRESENTATIVE, OFFICIALLY HANDED OVER THE CONSTITUTIONAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDEPENDENCE TO KING SOBHUZA THE SECOND, MARKING THE END OF 65 YEARS OF BRITISH RULE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8YTJWE9A7YDHGGT80K8NSQ5XU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YTJWE9A7YDHGGT80K8NSQ5XU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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