Gifts fit for a Queen


Queen Elizabeth II made an official ten-day visit to Brazil in 1968. The monarch unveiled two plaques during her stay, one to inaugurate MASP (Museum of Modern Art) in São Paulo and another to commemorate the construction plans of the Rio-Niterói bridge in Rio de Janeiro, a project that relied on British resources.

Any idea what souvenirs she came home with? Two leopards – Aizita and Marquesa de Guará – and two sloths, all of which were relocated to London Zoo.


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