British State Visit to Ethiopia, 1965

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on a State Visit to Ethiopia on this day in 1965, where they were hosted by Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, where they saw some waterfalls, watched tribal elders perform a ceremony from the dias, visited a church, drove through large crowds in open topped cars, and attended two glittering State Banquets hosted by the Emperor (wearing the Order of the Garter), at which the Queen wore Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara and the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara with the Order of Solomon.


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