Visnews filmed April 19 the arrival at Northolt Airport from New York of King Hussein of Jordon for a ten-day private visit to the Britain.
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Background: Visnews filmed April 19 the arrival at Northolt Airport from New York of King Hussein of Jordon for a ten-day private visit to the Britain. The King is on a world tour.
The 23 year old King whose Hashemite family claims descent from the Prophet Mohammed was met by British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd - the man who ordered Britain paratroopers to stabilise Jordon after the assassination of the King's cousin, Feisal of Iraq in the Republican coup last year.
Also there to greet the King was Sir Terence Nugent, representing the Queen. King Hussein was later lunching with the Queen. The British Ambassador to Jordon, Charles Johnson was also greeting the King at the airport.
Arrangements were in hand for the king, as head of state, to visit Army and RAF establishments. He was also expected to confer with Prime Minister Macmillan and Selwyn Lloyd.
Answering a question in Parliament of Wednesday April 15, Lloyd spoke of Britain's traditional links of friendship with Jordon, announced their extension by a grant in aid of GBP2M for the year ending March 31, 1960, and an interest-free loan of GBP500,000 towards the cost of building the desert road running northward from the Gulf of Akaba.