• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVED IN SANTIAGO, CAPITAL OF CHILE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO START A WEEK-LONG STATE VISIT.

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVED IN SANTIAGO, CAPITAL OF CHILE, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO START A WEEK-LONG STATE VISIT. CHILEANS GAVE THE QUEEN A TUMULTUOUS RECEPTION AS THE FIRST BRITISH MONARCH EVER TO VISIT THEIR COUNTRY.

    THE FOUR-ENGINED ANDOVER AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIRFORCE SUPPORT COMMAND ARRIVED OVER SANTIAGO ON SCHEDULE AFTER THE FLIGHT FROM BRAZIL, ESCORTED BY A SQUADRON OF CHILEAN AIR FORCE HAWKER HUNTERS.

    THE HUNTERS FLEW IN FORMATION OVER THE PUDAHUEL AIRPORT AS THE QUEEN'S AIRCRAFT LANDED AND A 21-GUN SALUTE BOOMED OUT. WEARING A SIMPLE LIGHT OVERCOAT AND A TIGHT-FITTING STRAW HAT, THE QUEEN APPEARED SMILING AT THE DOOR OF THE AIRCRAFT FOLLOWED BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

    ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHILEAN PROTOCOL DIRECTOR AND BRITISH AMBASSADOR FREDERICK CECIL MASON, THE QUEEN WAS MET BY PRESIDENT EDUARDO FREI AND HIS WIFE SENORA MARIA RUIZ TAGLE DE FREI. AFTER EXCHANGING GREETINGS, THE QUEEN INSPECTED A GUARD OF HONOUR MOUNTED BY CHILEAN AIR FORCE CADETS WHILE A MILITARY BAND PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF BOTH COUNTRIES.

    CHEERING CROWDS LINED THE ROUTE AS THE QUEEN AND PRESIDENT FREI DROVE IN A MOTORCADE TO THE PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCION WHERE THEY ARE STAYING AT THE HILTON CARRERA HOTEL.

    AFTER A WELCOME SPEECH BY THE MAYOR OF SANTIAGO, SENOR MANUEL FERNANDEZ DIAZ, THE QUEEN REPLIED THAT SHE AND PRINCE PHILIP WERE DELIGHTED TO BE IN SANTIAGO AND SPOKE OF THE "DEPTHS OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE PEOPLES OF CHILE AND GREAT BRITAIN". SHE SAID THE COUNTRIES WERE FAR APART, BUT THEY HAD BEEN BROUGHT CLOSER TOGETHER BY HISTORY.

    LAST NIGHT THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE ATTENDED A STATE BANQUET GIVEN BY PRESIDENT FREI AND TODAY THEY STARTED ON A BUSY ROUND OF ENGAGEMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9GCLFLS61NDU52204MCYP9RE3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GCLFLS61NDU52204MCYP9RE3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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