Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who arrived in Turkey on Monday (October 18) on the first visit there by a British monarch, was warmly received by the city's people.
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Background: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who arrived in Turkey on Monday (October 18) on the first visit there by a British monarch, was warmly received by the city's people. Contrary to security expectations -- for Ankara is under martial law -- there was no trouble as the Queen rods through the streets in an open motorcade with President Sunay, her husband Prince Philip, and their daughter Princess Anne. Later, among other functions, she attended a banquet in her honour.
SYNOPSIS: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who arrived in Turkey on Monday on the first visit there by a British monarch, was warmly received by the people as she drove through the streets of Ankara in an open motorcade. The warm reception was contrary to security expectations -- for Ankara is under martial law, and there was a bombing incident there the previous week during a visit by United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew. Also on the Royal week-long visit were the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, and their daughter, Princess Anne.
The Queen rode with President Covdet Sunay behind three vehicles of security men. In the car behind her was Prince Philip, who stood beside Madame Sunay.
Later that evening the Royal party attended a banquet in the Queen's honour, where the Queen paid tribute to the mutual "respect and understanding between Britain and Turkey which had, she said, fought side by side in Korea.
Princess Anne had arrived with Prince Philip from Iran, where they had been attending the Shah's celebrations to mark 25 centuries of Persian civilisation. The Queen, who did not attend the multi-million-pound event, flew from London.
The following day, on Tuesday, the Queen and Prince Philip laid a wreath on the grave of Kemal Ataturk -- the founder of modern Turkey. Later, they attended a horse race meeting, while Princess Anne visited an orphanage. Other items on the Royal party agenda included a visit to the battlefields of Gallipoli.