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Reference FCO 82/486
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Visits by members of UK Royal Family to USA (1974)
Description Discussions with Kissinger about possible visit by the Queen to the USA in 1976. Invitations to the American Revolution Bicentennial events in 1976. Discussions with Sir Peter Ramsbotham, British ambassador to the United States. Correspondence with the British Embassy, Washington DC. English Speaking Union. Meetings between Kissinger and Sir Peter Ramsbotham. Ministerial and Royal Visits to the United States: proposals and planning. Possible options to consider. Correrspondence with Sir Peter Ramsbotham. Proposed Royal Visits overseas from October 1974 onwards. Visit of the Duke of Gloucester to the United States, 8-17 October 1974. Royal representation at the American Revolution bicentennial celebrations. Invitations to the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Princess Anne and her husband. Invitation for Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips to attend the opening night of the National Horse Show Association of America in November 1976. Invitations from the Governor of Virginia to the American Revolution bicentennial celebrations. Draft programme for the visit to the US by the Duke of Gloucester in October 1974. Arrangements for this visit. Recommendations to the Royal Visits Committee. President Nixon's position and the Watergate controversy. Likelihood of Vice-President Ford becoming President. Funding of Royal Visits. Initial discussions about possible Royal Visits to the United States in 1976.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries United Kingdom, United States
Places Australia; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Britain; Canada; Caribbean; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Europe; Fiji; France; Greece; Grenada; Guyana; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Mexico; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Poland; Romania; Saudi Arabia; Spain; United Kingdom; United States of America; Venezuela
People Anne, HRH Princess; Brezhnev, Leonid; Brimelow, Thomas; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; d'Estaing, Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard; Edinburgh, HRH the Duke of; Freeman, John; Gloucester, Duke of; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Phillips, Captain Mark; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Wales, HRH the Prince of
Topics Arms; British Embassy; Congress; Defence; Department of State; Draft; Economy; Education; Elections; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Royal Family; State Department; Trade; Vice President; Watergate; White House
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