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France’s hospitality to the Queen and Prince Philip in 1957 was reciprocated in 1960 when President and Mme. de Gaulle made a State visit to England. On April 16, 1960, the ILN published a special issue entitled ‘The State visit of the President of the French Republic’

(Appendix List No. 161). This visit lasted from April 5 to April 8. The pages of the magazine show such highlights as their arrival at Victoria station; the drive to Buckingham Palace; the State banquet; the ceremonial luncheon at Guildhall; the review of the Household Troops on Horse Guards Parade; the Gala Performance at Covent Garden and their departure from London Airport.
The cover illustration and words are exactly the same as the issue published at the tine of the 1950 State Visit of President and Mme. Auriol (see Appendix List No. 137).
This is issue number 6298, vol. 236, pages 625-672, measuring 37 x 26 cm and priced at two shillings and sixpence.

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