• Short Summary

    King Khalid of Saudi Arabia has left Britain for home after a two-month stay in London for a hip operation.

  • Description

    King Khalid of Saudi Arabia has left Britain for home after a two-month stay in London for a hip operation. A major welcome was planned for him in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, including an aircraft showering the town with roses, a school holiday for children, price cuts of 25 per cent, and special television and newspaper coverage for three days.

    SYNOPSIS: The King was given special treatment at London's Heathrow airport. He was seen off by a large gathering of Arab dignitaries. His son, the Crown Prince, flew back with him. The King has been declared completely recovered from his operation -- the exact details of which have not been released. The operation was carried out in London's exclusive Wellington Hospital, catering mostly for private patients.

    The King spent some of his convalescence at his expensive London home, and during his stay he received a daily stream of high-ranking visitors. Among them were foreign ministers from several nations, and prime ministers and heads of state, including British Premier Mr. James Callaghan.

    The Saudi Arabian government says the King is now completely fit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NAEACGFRW0099CMOPK2XM3ZX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NAEACGFRW0099CMOPK2XM3ZX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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