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OTD 1980: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Leicester

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OTD 1980: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Leicester

OTD 1980: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Leicester

On this Day, March 14th, 1980

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visit Leicester for the first time in 22 years.

The ATV Today news report shows the royals receiving a greeting by the city’s Lord Mayor, a blessing from the Bishop of Leicester, a tour of the new, twelve and a half million pound, extension to the Leicester Royal Infirmary, which was officially opened by Her Majesty, the Queen and a tour of the city centre, in the rain, talking to some of the thousands of people who waited to greet the royal couple.

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