Africa: Mama Queen II

Welcomed home by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Poet Laureate John Masefield's twelve-line ode, "On the Return of Our Gracious Sovereign from Africa,"* Queen Elizabeth II returned to England last week from her four-week, 7,000-mile visit to four West African countries. With her the Queen brought some six tons of luggage and gifts, including a baby crocodile, reportedly with divine powers, for Prince Andrew. Behind her she had left a residue of good feeling toward the Crown and Commonwealth—as well as her huband, Prince Philip, who was attending the Tanganyikan independence ceremonies. (Perhaps reluctant to "preside over the liquidation of...

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