Royal Tour of Brazil, 1968

Royal Tour of Brazil, 1968

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh’s week-long Royal Tour of Brazil in November 1968.

The Queen and Duke were welcomed by President of the Republic Arthur da Costa e Silva and his wife at Brasilia Airport and later visited the National Congress.

In the evening, there was a banquet at the Itamaraty Palace, where the President drank a toast in the Queen’s honour and she gave a speech. The Queen wore Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara with the necklace and earrings of the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure, which was given to her by the President and People of Brazil in 1953.

The Royal Couple also visited Sao Paulo, where they toured the city and looked at skyscrapers from the Edificio Italia.

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