• Short Summary

    PRINCE PHILIP IN MARRAKESH: IT SOUNDS LIKE THE TITLE OF A HOLLYWOOD FILM - AND IN FACT, YESTERDAY'S (SUNDAY'S) VISIT BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TO THIS WORLD FAMOUS SOUTHERN MOROCCAN CITY, HAD ALL THE INGREDIENTS OF AN EXCITING TRAVELOGUE...

  • Description

    PRINCE PHILIP IN MARRAKESH: IT SOUNDS LIKE THE TITLE OF A HOLLYWOOD FILM - AND IN FACT, YESTERDAY'S (SUNDAY'S) VISIT BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TO THIS WORLD FAMOUS SOUTHERN MOROCCAN CITY, HAD ALL THE INGREDIENTS OF AN EXCITING TRAVELOGUE... DANCING GIRLS, A WALK THROUGH THE FABULOUS MARKET, AND A HORSEBACK CHARGE BY MOUNTED WARRIORS IN HOODED CLOAKS FIRING THEIR LONG BARRELLED MUSKETS INTO THE AIR.

    THE VISIT TO MARRAKESH CAME ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE FOUR DAY VISIT BY PRINCE PHILIP TO MOROCCO, WHICH IS RETURN VISIT FOR ONE PAID TO LONDON FOUR YEARS BY KING HASSAN. THEN THE CROWN PRINCE. TODAY (MONDAY), PRINCE PHILIP HAS BEEN IN CASABLANCA, WHERE AMONGST OTHER PLACES, HE TOURED A NUMBER OF MODERN INDUSTRIAL PLANTS.

    AFTER DRIVING IN FROM MARRAKESH AIRPORT TO THE RED WALLED CITY, THE DUKE STOPPED AT A MONUMENTAL GATEWAY WHERE A GROUP OF BERBER DANCING GIRLS PERFORMED A TRADITIONAL DANCE OF WELCOME. THEN CAME A 'MUST' FOR ALL TOURISTS TO THIS FABULOUS CITY-A VISIT TO THE GREAT MARKET WITH ITS SNAKE CHARMERS PERFORMING THEIR WEIRD GIRATIONS, AND THE MULTITUDE OF STALLS WITH VARIOUS WARES FOR SALE - INCLUDING FINE QUALITY MOROCCAN CARPETS. THROUGHOUT THE VISIT PRINCE PHILIP WAS ACCOMPANIED BY PRINCE MOULAY ABDULLAH, KING HASSAN'S BROTHER. JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY RAMPARTS A GROUP OF MOUNTED WARRIORS HAD ASSEMBLED TO GIVE THE TRADITIONAL CHARGE IN HONOUR OF DISTINGUISHED VISITORS..... BUT ON THIS OCCASION, THE LOUNGE-SUITED DUKE DECIDED TO JOIN THEM ON A MAGNIFICENT ARAB STALLION...CERTAINLY A GESTURE WHICH WILL LONG BE REMEMBERED BY THE PROUD WARRIORS OF MOROCCO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3YFWHVXFBXI3Z9E5J3SBQQS6O
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YFWHVXFBXI3Z9E5J3SBQQS6O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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