On the evening of his first day in West Pakistan, Feb 10, the Duke of Edinburgh went sightseeing at the Mogul Akbar Fort, Lahore, built in about 1556, and the Emperor Auzan gzeb's marble-domed mosque with the world's largest quadrangle.
GV Fort Akbar.
GV Duke arriving at Fort Akbar in Lahore
CU Sign quadrangle and museum.
LV Duke out of car and is met by M.W. Khan Superintendent of Archaeology.
SV Duke and party walking towards mosque quadrangle gardens.
LV Pan from tree to Duke looking at the above gardens
GV Duke and party walking.
GV Shah Jahan and quadrangle built about 1641 AD.
GV Duke being shown around.
CU Int Two men working in mosaic.
LV int Duke entering room looking at the above.
CU Elderly man working on mosaic.
GV Duke working in front of mosque.
GV Mosque and Duke's car.
SV Duke walking down steps form mosque.
GV Shalamar gardens where Duke attends reception.
SV Duke arriving on island.
SV Duke and officials duke sits down.
LV Duke seated with officials.
TV Guests seated.
GV Showing around of pond with duke and Party on island.
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Background: On the evening of his first day in West Pakistan, Feb 10, the Duke of Edinburgh went sightseeing at the Mogul Akbar Fort, Lahore, built in about 1556, and the Emperor Auzan gzeb's marble-domed mosque with the world's largest quadrangle.
Superintendent of Archaeology, M.W. Khan, conducted the Duke round the centuries old fort, the mosque, the beautiful surrounding gardens where domicile deer graze alongside sheep, and an island set in the large garden pond.
Earlier in the day, the duke arrived aboard a Comet, at Lahore Airport for his week tour. Governor Akhtar Hussain of West Pakistan welcomed him.
At a reception the Duke was presented with a fine silver casket and addressed as "the undoubted representative of the youth of the Commonwealth", by the former Pakistani Chief of Justice, Sir Abdur Rashid.