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The British Embassy in Uruguay held a reception to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The 250 guests included members of the British Community, the Uruguayan government, parliamentarians, business leaders, the diplomatic corps and media.
Guests enjoyed a video with archive footage of the 1953 Coronation, along with programmes and photographs from the joint Embassy-Anglo Institute event held in 1953 to mark the actual day.
The winners of the Embassy’s competition for children, “Ambassador for a Day”, Cecilia Toledo and Francisco Panizza, also came to the reception accompanied by their parents and met the British Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns. They also had the opportunity to accompany the Ambassador for one day to learn about his work.