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Chris Patten, the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong, prepares for the official handover
Chris Patten, the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong, prepares for the official handover of the territory to China as the 99 year lease officially expires at midnight on 1st July 1997.
Pictures shows: The Prince of Wales watching the band of the Royal Marines performs beat retreat, in front of the Royal yacht Britannia in Hong kong harbour on Sunday evening.
The Royal yacht will leave Hong Kong tomorrow after the hand over to Chinese rule.
29th June 1997