Another busy day in Sydney for Princess Marina - this time among the crowds at the big British Exhibition.
Another busy day in Sydney for Princess Marina - this time among the crowds at the big British Exhibition. Wherever the Princess went on her tour of the Exhibition today, there were hundreds of people crowding around her.
But despite the crowds everywhere, the tour went well and the Princess appeared to enjoy her visit. Even exhibits of complicated technical interest attracted Princess's attention and interest. And often there the spontaneous and informal touch that's marked Princess Marina's tour so far. For instance, while visiting a television exhibit, the glare of the arc lights were too strong for comfort.
Her Royal Highness was given a demonstration of colour television - and once more the crowds were around to what was going on. One of the Princess's main purposes in coming to Australia was to attend the British Exhibition, which is probably the biggest display Britain has put on in any overseas country. Many exhibits were large - and possibly baffling to casual visitor.
But the Princess took a keen interest in everything. Despite the heat and despite the crowds, Princess Marina strolled through the Exhibition halls frequently asking questions about the display.
Not satisfied with a cursory glance, Princess Marina wanted to see exactly what the machine was making. ??? was touches such as this that made the day at the Exhibition a memorable event.
While the tour ran to clockwork, there was one unscheduled stop. That was when Mrs. Henrietta Corbett, aged 81, of Cronulla, asked if she could take a photograph. So for one visitor at the Exhibition, a picture that will long be remembered.
And so the tour went on - through the head and past the crowds - until about three o'clock, making it another busy and exciting day for Sydney's Royal visitor, Princess Marina.