• Short Summary

    Boarding their twin-engine aircraft--present from Russian President Voroshilov--King Mahendra Vir Bikram Deva of Nepal, Queen Ratna Rajya Lakshmi Devi and their son, Prince Dhirendra, left Katmandu Airport April 10 to spend a few days shopping in Hong Kong before going on to Japan at the beginning of a three-and-a-half months World tour.

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    Boarding their twin-engine aircraft--present from Russian President Voroshilov--King Mahendra Vir Bikram Deva of Nepal, Queen Ratna Rajya Lakshmi Devi and their son, Prince Dhirendra, left Katmandu Airport April 10 to spend a few days shopping in Hong Kong before going on to Japan at the beginning of a three-and-a-half months World tour.

    Nepal's much travelled Royal couple - crowned May 2, 1956 - will first visit Japan April 18 at the invitation of Emperor Hirohito. Leaving Tokyo April 25, they will stop at Honolulu for one day before flying on to San Francisco and Washington, USA. Their State visit to America ends May 12, but for another 12 days they will be touring the country unofficially.

    After a three-day official visit to Canada, they fly across the Atlantic to France and other European countries. Before their arrival back in Katmandu July 28, they will also have visited a few Asian countries.

    Almost every year since their Coronation, the King and Queen of Nepal have visited foreign country. Together they have paid State visits to India, Ceylon and the Soviet Union, and have travelled unofficially to many European countries....but not Britain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9UDQ1BLNJ0ZTTF8XI2RWLGDEC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9UDQ1BLNJ0ZTTF8XI2RWLGDEC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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