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May 1960, Visit of the Queen Mother to Barotseland.

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In May 1960, the Queen Mother toured Africa, and spent three days at The Residency, Mongu, Barotseland, as the guest of Her Majesty's Resident Commissioner, Gervas Clay, and his wife Betty.

She was a delightful guest, and after she left, instead of a Bread & Butter letter from a lady-in-waiting, "Her Majesty commands me to write...", the Queen Mother wrote a four page thank you letter in her own hand-writing.

 There are some amusing anecdotes to follow...






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