On July 9 in the wild west atmosphere of festive Calgary, the Queen and Prince Philip watched he "chuck wagon" race - highlight of the Calgary "stampede".
SV. Pan Queen and Duke arrive at corral.
VV. Pan Ditto.
SCU. Queen escorted by Mayor Mackay.
TV. Wagons round barriers in field.
SCU Queen with Duke.(wearing large hat.)
SV. Pan of Wagon Race.
SCU. Queen points excitedly.
TV. Wagons round bend.
TV. Pan wagons in back stretch...round bend to finish.
SPORT: WAGON RACING
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Background: On July 9 in the wild west atmosphere of festive Calgary, the Queen and Prince Philip watched he "chuck wagon" race - highlight of the Calgary "stampede".
The Queen and the Duke were accompanied by the Mayor of Calgary, Mr. D. Mackay, who gave Prince Philip the white 10-gallon hat he is wearing.
In the race, wagons are driven through a series of barrels, placed as obstacles, and then out on to the track, where they are driven at a furious speed.
Previously the Royal couple visited the old wooden stockade - now a museum - from which the city has developed. They also walked through an Indian village where they met chiefs in full tribal regalia.
The Calgary "stampede" - a week-log rodeo held every year - is billed as "the greatest outdoor show on earth."