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The subsequent weekly issues covered the highlights of the tour, so the ‘Royal Home Coming’ special of November 24, 1951.

(Appendix List No. 141) has as its main coverage the arrival of the ‘Empress of Scotland’ at Liverpool on November 17 and the welcome by the Earl of Derby, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire. Other scenes are the arrival at Euston station; the drive to Buckingham Palace; the procession to Guildhall for the City’s Official Reception on November 19 and the luncheon held there in their honour. In Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s toast to the royal couple he said: “There are no limits to the majestic future which lies before the mighty expanse of Canada, with its virile, cultured and generous-hearted people”, thus focussing the world’s attention on the success of the tour.
The cover has a sepia photograph by Karsh of Ottawa in an oval frame entitled ‘A Family United’ showing Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh with
their children. The surrounding columns, wreaths and decorative motifs are those we have seen in many previous special numbers.

This is issue number 5875, vol. 219, pages 829-876, measuring 37 x 26 cm and priced at two shillings.

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