• Short Summary

    Princess Anne told a group of children at a North London play centre recently that life in Buckingham Palace can be longly.

  • Description

    1.
    GV London (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    SV & CU Princess Anne with children (3 shots)
    0.27

    3.
    SV Child speaks, (SOUND ON FILM) (Overlaid shots of Princess Anne with children and walking through corridor at Buckingham Place)
    1.18

    4.
    CU Princess Anne enters room
    1.25


    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 3: CHILD: "When was you born?"



    PRINCESS ANNE: "A long time ago. 1950. It's easy to remember, for me anyway."



    CHILD: "So you're 21 now."



    PRINCESS ANNE: "Jolly nearly, not quite."



    CHILD: "Twenty-three?"



    PRINCESS Anne: "No. No, I haven't quite reached 21 yet, because my birthday's not until August, you see."



    CHILD: "August what?"



    PRINCESS ANNE: "August 15."



    CHILD: "Where do you live?"



    PRINCESS ANNE: "Where do I live?"



    CHILD: "Yes"



    PRINCESS ANNE: "Well, I'm not very far away from here, actually."



    CHILD: "Buckingham Palace. I've been past there once."



    PRINCESS ANNE: "You've been past there, have you? Did you go past the front way?"



    CHILD: "And why do you like it there in a big palace?"



    PRINCESS ANNE: "It gets quite longly up there you know. (Indistinct) you wouldn't like it, would you?"



    CHILD: "No."



    PRINCESS ANNE: "No."



    CHILD: "If there was a big room where you could play football, then I'd like it."



    PRINCESS ANNE: "Well, my small brother plays football in the corridor."



    CHILD: "Does he."



    PRINCESS ANNE: "Yes."




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    NOT TO BE SHOWN ON T.V. IN THE UK

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Princess Anne told a group of children at a North London play centre recently that life in Buckingham Palace can be longly. But, she told the children, life can be lively -- for instance when her younger brother kicks a football along the corridors. But the Princess did not specify which of her two younger brothers she meant -- Prince Andrew, 11, or Prince Edward, 7. She was speaking in a film to be released on Sunday (15 August) on her 21st birthday.

    The film, "The Princess and the Children", was made for the Save the Children Fund, of which Princess Anne is President, and will be shown at village halls and libraries around Britain to raise money for the fund.

    SYNOPSIS: Princess Anne recently revealed that life in Buckingham Palace can be lonely. Her picture of life at the Palace emerged in a film made when she visited a North London play centre and talked to the children there. The film in to be release on Sunday -- Princess Anne's 21st birthday. The film was made for the Save the Children Fund, of which Princess Anne is President. It's hoped the film will raise money for the fund.

    Later in the film, Princess Anne said she felt the generation gap was exaggerated and served as an excuse for non-communication.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2THHULSC1F2Y2ZNWONBN6CZG1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2THHULSC1F2Y2ZNWONBN6CZG1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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