• Short Summary

    QUEEN ELIZABETH, ACCOMPANIED BY PRINCE PHILIP, WILL BEGIN NEXT TUESDAY THE FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO GERMANY BY A BRITISH MONARCH FOR 52 YEARS.

  • Description

    QUEEN ELIZABETH, ACCOMPANIED BY PRINCE PHILIP, WILL BEGIN NEXT TUESDAY THE FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO GERMANY BY A BRITISH MONARCH FOR 52 YEARS. IN 10 DAYS OF TRAVELLING BY 'PLANE, TRAIN, SHIP AND CAR, SHE WILL VISIT 19 CITIES INCLUDING SALEM -- WHERE PRINCE PHILIP WENT TO SCHOOL FOR A TIME -- AND THE FAMOUS CATHEDRAL CITY OF COLOGNE.

    THE ROYAL COUPLE WILL BE IN SALEM, NEAR THE SWISS BORDER, ON THE 22ND AND 23RD OF THIS MONTH. THEY'LL STAY AT THE SALEM CASTLE, THE HOME OF THE MARGRAVIN OF BADEN, PRINCE PHILIP'S SISTER. THE CASTLE ESTATE INCLUDES THE SCHOOL WHERE THE PRINCE SPENT A YEAR'S STUDY UNTIL OCTOBER 1934.

    THE PRINCE, WHO WAS AGED 13, DID NOT RETURN TO THE SCHOOL AFTER HIS OCTOBER HOLIDAYS BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN GERMANY. THE SCHOOL IS STILL IN USE TODAY, AND HAS LIVING QUARTERS FOR STUDENTS, A GYMNASIUM AND A CHAPEL.

    THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WILL SPEND THE 25TH OF MAY IN COLOGNE, ON THE RIVER RHINE, WHERE THEY WILL ATTEND A SERVICE IN COLOGNE CATHEDRAL -- THE LARGEST GOTHIC CHURCH IN NORTHERN EUROPE. THE CATHEDRAL WAS BUILT AND RE-BUILT OVER 1000 YEARS, AND HAS TWIN TOWERS OVER 500 FEET HIGH.

    THE CATHEDRAL IS ALSO FAMOUS FOR ITS ART TREASURES. ON THE ALTAR ARE RELICS OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY BROUGHT TO COLOGNE FROM ROME IN 1164. THE CATHEDRAL AND ITS BUILDINGS, SITUATED IN THE CROWDED CITY CENTRE, SUFFERED FROM ALLIED BOMBING OF COLOGNE IN 1944. THERE HAS BEEN MUCH RECONSTRUCTION WORK DONE.

    THE QUEEN'S TOUR OF WEST GERMANY WILL BE THE MOST GRUELLING SHE'S EVER UNDERTAKEN. FOR SEVERAL DAYS, THE SCHEDULE CALLS FOR HER TO BE IN THE PUBLIC EYES FOR 13 HOURS OR MORE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD5WRUU12VJ42UUJ81XGRO3HZO
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5WRUU12VJ42UUJ81XGRO3HZO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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