Politics - 250th Anniversary of the Prime Minister's office - Downing Street, London
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is joined by Queen Elizabeth II and five former PMs at 10 Downing Street, London, as she hosts a dinner celebrating the 250th anniversary of the residence becoming the London home of Prime Ministers. From left: James Callaghan, Lord Home, Margaret Thatcher, Lord Stockton, The Queen, Lord Wilson and Edward Heath.
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Politics - The Queen and Commonwealth Prime Ministers - Buckingham Palace
The Queen with her guests when she entertained the Commonwealth Prime Ministers to dinner at Buckingham Palace. Left to right : Mr Rashidi Kawawa (Tanganyika) : Dr Eric Williams (Trinidad & Tobago) : Sir Milton Margai (Sierra Leone) : Sir Abubakar Tarawa Balewa (Nigeria) : Sir Alexander Bustamente (Jamaica) : Sir Roy Welensky (Rhodesia) : Tun Abdul Razak (Malaya) : Mr F D K Goka (Ghana) : Mr Sam P C Ferando (Ceylon) : Archbishop Makarios (Cyprus) Front row: Mr Keith Holyoake (New Zealand) : Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (India) : Mr John Diefenbaker (Canada) : the Queen : Mr Robert Menzies (Australia) : Field Marshal Ayub Khan (Pakistan) : and Mr Harold Macmillan (Britain).
The Queen after the Crowning ceremony
The scene after the crowning ceremony in Westminster Abbey, showing the Queen wearing the St. Edward Crown and carrying the Sceptre and the Rod. 20/08/2004 The logistical headaches behind some of the highest profile Royal events of the past century have been revealed in previously unseen Government files. Faulty equipment, a leaking roof and a lack of toilets were just some of the practical problems which lay behind the pomp and ceremony. A series of documents released to London's National Archives today detail the painstaking planning for the Coronations of every twentieth century monarch.
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