A boat named ‘Imelda’

Photo courtesy of Tim Graham via Getty

In 1982, then Prince Charles III was photographed driving a speedboat named “Imelda” to visit the Isles of Schill off the Cornish coast. The speedboat was a gift from the Philippines’ then-first lady Imelda Marcos.

In February 1975, Mrs. Marcos attended the coronation of King Birendra of Nepal in Kathmandu and was photographed sharing a parasol with Charles.

Mrs. Marcos visited the United Kingdom multiple times and, on the morning of 11 September 1970, was given an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, with a 12-year-old Bongbong Marcos, who was to begin boarding at Worth Abbey public school near Crawley in Sussex.

President Marcos on 9 September visited the British ambassador’s home in Manila to sign his name on the condolence book for the departed Elizabeth.

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