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This day in history: May 26, 1966

RED, GOLD AND GREEN: Guyanese usherettes dressed in the colours of the flag for the independence event

ON MAY 26, 1966, Guyana gained independence from Britain. In London, a service was held at Westminster Abbey to mark the country’s newfound freedom. The event was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Kent, who met with numerous Guyanese representatives, including nurses and soldiers.

ROYAL ENGAGEMENT: The Duchess of Kent talks with guards of honour formed by nurses and soldiers from Guyana

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