Visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Rouen

Cabinet de la Préfecture de Seine-Maritime
19 May 1972
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During the second state visit by Queen Elizabeth II to France, from 15 to 19 May 1972, the last event for the royal couple was a short stop in Rouen. Arriving at Rouen station in the early afternoon of 19 May, the Queen and Prince Philip were welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd, travelled to Saint-Sever cemetery for a service of commemoration in honour of the 12,000 British troops who lost their lives in the two world wars and then hosted a reception on the royal yacht Britannia, tied up at quai Jean de Béthencourt attended by Jean Lecanuet, senator and mayor of Rouen and the Prime Minister Jacques Chaban-Delmas. The edition of “Jour de France” magazine published on 6 June 1972 contains several photographs taken during the queen’s visit.


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