A cheering crowd of 800 at London Airport August 2nd welcomed the Queen and Prince Philip when they arrived by B.
A cheering crowd of 800 at London Airport August 2nd welcomed the Queen and Prince Philip when they arrived by B.O.A.C. Comet from Halifax, Nova Scotia, after a 45-day, 15,000-mile tour of Canada.
Sailing in acknowledgement to the greetings, the Queen looked pale and apparently tired after the strumous Canadian programme. The Prince, tanned and fit strode jauntily from the aircraft waving his hat to onlookers.
Before leaving the plane family greetings took place on board the airliner with the reunion of the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne with their parents.
The Queen wearing an apricot-coloured hat, and beige silk topcoat over a neat fawn dress, chatted with members of the Comet crew before leaving by car for Buckingham Palace.
The following day August 3rd, the Queen was to be seen by her physicians, Sir John Weir and Lord Evans. They were expected to decide whether she is fit enough to carry out her tour of the Crkney and Shetland Islands, the following week.
As the Royal couple left Halifax, Canadian Prime Minister, Mr. Diefenbaker hailed the Queen's tour as a "tremendous success in every sense of the word. The tour, he added, was "entirely worthwhile and having visited all of the 10 provinces from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Queen and Prince Philip now know Canada as few Canadians known it".