• Short Summary

    A HUGE CROWD WAITED AT TOKYO AIRPORT ON NOVEMBER 14, TO GREET PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ARRIVING BY A SPECIAL BOAC BRITANNIA FROM HONG KONG FOR AN EIGHT-DAY STATE VISIT.

  • Description

    A HUGE CROWD WAITED AT TOKYO AIRPORT ON NOVEMBER 14, TO GREET PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ARRIVING BY A SPECIAL BOAC BRITANNIA FROM HONG KONG FOR AN EIGHT-DAY STATE VISIT. IT WAS THE FIRST VISIT BY A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY TO JAPAN FOR 32 YEARS.

    ALIGHTING FROM THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE WARN SUNSHINE, THE PRINCESS, WEARING AN EASTERN-STYLE COAT WITH CHEONGSAM SLITS AT THE SIDES, WAS GREETED BY PRINCESS CHICHIBU, SISTER-IN-LAW OF THE EMPEROR, THE PRIME MINISTER MR. IKEDA, OTHER MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY AND HOUSEHOLD, MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, AND DIPLOMATISTS.

    AFTER THE TWO NATIONAL ANTHEMS WERE PLAYED, PRINCESS ALEXANDRA TOOK THE SALUTE FROM A GUARD OF HONOUR MOUNTED BY THE JAPANESE LAND DEFENCE FORCES. AS THE CROWD, MANY THOUSANDS STRONG, CHEERED AND WAVED, AND THE UNION JACK AND RISING SUN FLAGS FLUTTERED FROM THEIR FLAG POLES SPACED THROUGHOUT THE AREA WHERE THE CROWD STOOD, THE PRINCESS, WITH PRINCESS CHICHIBU, DROVE IN A ROLLS ROYCE TWELVE MILES TO THE BRITISH EMBASSY WHERE SHE IS STAYING.

    JAPANESE NEWSPAPERS HAVE SAID THE TOUR SHOWS THE SUSPICION AND HOSTILITY TENDING TO CLOUD-ANGLO-JAPANESE RELATIONS SINCE THE WAR ARE BEING DISPELLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SAAZRYCXEASHENTOUG21KTY0
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SAAZRYCXEASHENTOUG21KTY0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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