Queen in Gambia, 1961

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be starting a Royal Visit to The Gambia today, and we are taking a look at the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s visit in 1961, when along with Sir Edward Windley, the Governor of Gambia, they viewed a Parade from a dias in MacCarthy Square in Bathurst (now Banjul), the capital city of Gambia to acknowledge a welcome by school children marching and waving union jack flags.They also visited the children’s ward of the Victoria Hospital in Bathurst, on this stop of the Queen and Duke’s Tour of West Africa.


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