Video: The day that Queen Elizabeth II visited Oaxaca


The monarch died this Thursday at the age of 96. In seven decades of reign she made more than 100 trips abroad, two of them to Mexico in which she had the opportunity to visit Oaxaca and Monte Albán.

On June 2nd, the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrates 70 years on the throne, were held. 

Today the monarch died at the age of 96.

The monarch, during seven decades of reign, has made more than 100 trips abroad to the five continents, without Mexico being the exception. In 1975, together with her husband, Prince Philip, she made her first visit to our country. 

The host was President Luis Echeverría, who offered a parade and several banquets in her honor, in which the sovereign was able to taste the gastronomy, culture, the proximity of the people and the history of our country.

From February 24 to March 1, Isabel II visited Cozumel, Mexico City, GuanajuatoOaxaca, Yucatán and Veracruz, a tour that was published in EL UNIVERSAL.

The chronicles describe how their visit to Oaxaca was 

On their way through Oaxacan lands, the monarch and her husband toured a hall of looms and the palace of handicrafts. At night the Guelaguetza and the dances of the eight regions of it, describes the Great Journal of Mexico. 

“I am savoring the skill of the craftsmen’s fingertips,” the queen said. 

Then she bought ceramics, tablecloths, blankets, a decorated clay fish from Tonalá, jewelry, jewelry and more jewelry; all purchases in a private display in a hotel room. 


The prince also made purchases: seeing a table full of ceramics, he asked that they all be sent to him. It was more than 200 thousand pesos, the reporters from this publishing house pointed out. The purchases went like this:

-How much is this? —said the queen and immediately afterwards she asked that the price be converted into pounds sterling. She paid for everything in cash and with pounds.

Isabel II also visited the archaeological zone of Monte Albán, where she was amazed by the remains. She even wanted to see the sunset from the archaeological zone, but this afternoon the sun did not cooperate.

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