• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANS GAVE QUEEN ELIZABETH THE BIGGEST WELCOME OF THE BRITISH ROYAL TOUR, WHEN SHE VISITED STUTTGART TODAY (MONDAY).

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    WEST GERMANS GAVE QUEEN ELIZABETH THE BIGGEST WELCOME OF THE BRITISH ROYAL TOUR, WHEN SHE VISITED STUTTGART TODAY (MONDAY).

    THE CITY AUTHORITIES WERE SO EAGER TO PLEASE THAT AT THE LAST MOMENT GARDENERS SPRAYED A LAWN BENEATH THE STATE CAPITAL'S TELEVISION TOWER WITH DYE TO MAKE IT FRESHLY GREEN WHERE THE GRASS HAD WITHERED.

    AND AT THE RAILWAY STATION, METICULOUSLY CLEANED FOR THE ROYAL ARRIVAL, POLICE FINED SMOKERS FIVE MARKS FOR DROPPING CIGARETTE ENDS.

    ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS AND CROWDED THE WINDOWS OF OFFICE BUILDINGS, GIVING THE QUEEN A WARM RECEPTION AS SHE DROVE ABOUT SIX KILOMETRES (FOUR MILES) THROUGH THE TOWN, STANDING MOST OF THE WAY IN AN OPEN CAR.

    TODAY OPENED THE SECOND STAGE OF THE ROYAL VISIT, DESIGNED TO SET THE SEAL ON THE RECONCILIATION OF BRITAIN AND WEST GERMANY AFTER WORLD WAR TWO.

    IN THE CITY, THE QUEEN RODE IN AN EXPRESS LIFT 150 METRES (NEARLY 500 FEET) UP TO THE VIEWING PLATFORM OF THE 211-METRE (ABOUT 700-FOOT) TELEVISION TOWER FOR A BREATH-TAKING VIEW OVER SOUTHWEST GERMANY TO THE SWISS ALPS.

    WHILE AT THE TOP, THE QUEEN WAS PRESENTED TO LOCAL OFFICIALS AND OFFERED THE GIFT OF A TEA SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE HER VISIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACSJSRN5GG6SNG5M66CJKV4GG7
    Media URN:
    VLVACSJSRN5GG6SNG5M66CJKV4GG7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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