British State Visit to Nepal, 1961

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were hosted by King Mahendra and Queen Ratna on their 4-day State Visit to Nepal, which started on this day in 1961. Events included an Official Welcome, Tours of Temples and Bazaars, a Tiger Hunt, and a State Banquet hosted by King Mahendra (wearing the Royal Victorian Order) and Queen Ratna (in the Nepalese Diamond Tiara and the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya) in honour of the Queen (wearing the Vladimir Tiara and the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya) and Duke of Edinburgh (in the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya) at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace. This was their first State Visit to Nepal, the second was in 1986, and came after the King and Queen’s State Visit to the UK just a few months previous. The 1961 State Visit was part of a larger Tour that included State Visits to Cyprus, India, Pakistan, and Iran.

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